My Approach to Counselling
Perhaps this is your first time thinking about seeing a counsellor. Or perhaps you have tried therapy before but a new struggle has emerged that you would like to talk about.
Whatever your motivation for seeking support, I believe in being fully present to each of my clients and accepting you non-judgmentally with the concerns you bring. I embrace a collaborative approach, which means that we work together to define what therapy will look like and the direction that your journey will take. Above all, I believe that each client’s personal experiences, values, and beliefs are of utmost importance and are to be honoured throughout the process.
I approach counselling from an existential-humanistic framework. I also draw on other techniques when appropriate – from cognitive-behavioural, gestalt, and narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness, to name a few. When it fits for the client, I like to be creative in counselling by incorporating the arts or writing.
I enjoy working with people to help them see their true value as a person, create a meaningful life, improve relationships, heal from their losses or traumas, overcome fears and addictions, explore new possibilities for growth in personal life and career, and generally make the changes they are hoping to make.
Here are some of the concerns you might bring to counselling:
- grief & loss
- eating disorders
- career development and retirement
- spirituality and existential questions
- self-worth and identity
- academic concerns
- relationship concerns
- assertiveness and communication
- couples counselling
- premarital counselling