I believe it is in the context of relationship that we can uncover our past, realize present blind spots, and explore future possibilities. Counselling can serve many purposes. It can be an opportunity to: increase knowledge or skills; hear our own words reflected back and thereby realize our own thinking errors; provide more accountability for new decisions; or, to seek support when we are isolated and overwhelmed by grief. Usually we’re trying to make sense of something, but we’re stuck.

My goal then is to enter into a genuine relationship with you - to connect, to listen, to understand you as best I can, to support your strengths, and to challenge unhealthy patterns whether they are behaviours, emotions or thoughts. I will do so with respect and in a space where you feel safe, not judged. I cannot erase your burdens, but I can help you identify them more clearly, face them, and release their hold on your life.

My therapeutic approach is practical and is influenced by your present needs and abilities. I draw from various psychological theories such as: developmental psychology, somatic, person centred psychotherapy, attachment theory, Jungian psychology, cognitive behavioural methodology, existential perspective, family therapy, and current neurological studies. Of course, if there is no genuine connection to work from, these are just theories, so I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story. Click here to contact me.

If you find yourself thinking any of these  thoughts, and your present way of coping is not helping, please contact me for an initial interview.

Consider issues such as personal growth, parenting, staying in committed

relationships, altering or ending destructive ones, grief, understanding

emotions, behaviour change, spirituality, and so on. What do each of these

often difficult, but normal concerns have in common?

RELATIONSHIPS - to oneself, to others, or to a greater cause.