BSc, Graduate Student Counsellor
“In the cave you fear is the treasure you seek.” Joseph Campbell
- Depression & anxiety
- Abuse & neglect
- Men’s issues
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-informed psychotherapy
- Sensorimotor psychotherapy
In my years of working in the disability field, I have heard stories of significant traumas and great sadness. But I have also firsthand witnessed the incredible strength, resilience, and courage that individuals are capable of and their stories of triumph. Whether you struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, a personality disorder or other issues, the first step to healing is to reach out and break the isolation. I believe that counselling is a process that requires a lot of work, but that the work is worth it as it provides individuals with the tools that they need to write their own story of triumph.
How many sessions does therapy take?
Growth and healing are best viewed as a journey that you learn to live, instead of a cure that you take like a pill. For this reason, everybody is different. We often find that 4 – 8 sessions accomplish a great deal of relief. With that said, clients may experience transformation within a few sessions or realize there is something bigger they want to work on longterm.
How often should I come?
When possible, it’s a great idea to come in every week or two when getting started. The biggest first step is building the trust and safety that allows good work to be done. Once this occurs, clients often space out appointments to a month or more, or take breaks from counselling altogether.
Does insurance cover your fees?
What is a session like?
You will be greeted in a waiting room that offers espresso, tea and water, before joining your counsellor in a comfortable sound-proofed room. You will be met with warmth and respect before you are guided through the process of informed consent so that there is total transparency. Your counsellor will get to know you so that the therapy is specially fitted to you as a unique person. All activities will be explained fully and nothing will ever happen without your consent and awareness.