Xiva Taverna

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
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The only thing that evil can’t stand is forgiveness.
— Mr. Rogers
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Individual Counselling

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Depression and anxiety


Grief and loss


Inner child work


Self-identity and self-esteem


Psychedelic integration




Person-Centered Therapy


Mindfulness and self-compassion


Internal Family Systems


Trauma-Informed Parts Work


Psychedelic planning and integration

You sense that there is more to life, and you’re tired of feeling alone. Maybe you’re in a relationship that feels draining, or you feel emotionally disconnected, like you’re different from everyone else.

Maybe you grew up in a home where you weren’t seen or heard. You’re repeating old patterns and feel stuck. Perhaps you desire close relationships, but fear of abandonment doesn’t let you get close to others. The fear of rejection and shame never lets you open up.

Even though, on the outside, your life looks complete, you feel something is missing. No matter what you do or how much you have achieved, you’re still left with a sense of emptiness. Maybe you’re not sure anymore what the right direction is.

Shame is a deep sense that our core being is inherently flawed. It exiles the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.

Working with a therapist like me, you will find a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere where you will be safe to explore your inner world, gaining clarity about how experiences from the past affect your life today.

Using the Internal Family Systems model, mindfulness and self-compassion, we will work together to heal those wounded parts that sometimes feel unsafe and want to isolate and hide. That feeling of profound loneliness can be lifted. Together we can bring back the colour to your life.

Therapy can help you regain your sense of wholeness; you don’t have to face the challenges of life alone.