I remember as an 18 year old, at a youth camp, meeting someone that was suicidal and staying up with the person all night, providing a listening ear and being a support. From that experience I felt that I wanted to be someone who would be a support for others as they go through a difficult time.
Over the last two decades I have worked with individuals and families providing service in various capacities. I’ve worked in a food bank, youth detention, done pastoral work and I have provided crisis support and ongoing counselling support working as an EAP counsellor. I have been privileged to journey with many from varied walks of life as they have faced and overcome many different challenges.
I consider it an honour to sit with someone, hear their story and support them as they work on becoming their best selves. There are many different approaches to counselling and providing therapeutic interventions. I have received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems and the Narrative approach. I believe that we are all different as people and different strategies would impact in different ways. I enjoy working with couples and I use strategies from the Gottman Approach, Developmental Couples Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
For my own recreation I enjoy going for walks, singing, songwriting and learning to play other instruments. I also enjoy sitting quietly with a good book. I also have the joy of sharing life with my husband for the last 22 years and mothering my two teenaged children.
No one shoe size fits us all. If you are looking for a therapist and you think that my approach may be helpful to you, please connect by phone or e-mail for a free consultation to investigate things further.