I am so glad you have made this first step to improving your life, finding relief from distressing symptoms so you can start to enjoy your best life possible.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC and I am committed to offering you compassionate psychotherapy to end the pain of depression and low-mood, social anxiety and low self-esteem, relationship stress and the negative effects of past traumas and abuse.
No one deserves to struggle all on their own. Call me today for a Free Consultation
Reclaim Your Life - There is hope
Often people put off or avoid therapy believing that it won't work or they are beyond help. Finding happiness within your self and in your relationships is within reach. You do not need to suffer with it all on your own. Living with post-traumatic stress, anxiety symptoms, depression and relationship stress does not need to go on any further. Change is possible and a new life is on the horizon.
I work with Individuals, Couples and Families who want to:
Feel more confident and self-compassionate and end cycles of toxic shame
Get to the root on anxieties and fears so you can end dread and panic and feel more at peace
Heal from depression so you can ‘come out of the dark’ and find joy, motivation and zest for life
Find relief from the painful post-traumatic stress so you can feel in control of your life again.
Stop using food, alcohol or other ways of ‘self-medicating’ by learning to feel your feelings and manage them in a healthy way
Find a sense of calmness and confidence when out and about in public
Build confidence around meeting new people and navigating romantic relationships
Heal relationship pain, improve communication and strengthen the family bonds
Do you want to experience real and long-lasting change?
Working through difficulties with a compassionate and experienced clinical counsellor skilled in helping you get to the root of the issues can help put back the joy in your life and develop healthy and satisfying relationships. Rather than applying a ‘band aid’ approach of symptom management, I am trained in psychotherapy which gets to the underlying causes of anxiety, panic and depression symptoms. The root cause of the symptoms is where you can make a the profound transformation necessary to see real and long-lasting permanent change.
Why work with me?
A warm, accepting and compassionate therapeutic approach
I understand that you may have experienced abuse by your loved ones in the past, or you may feel like no one understands and you feel isolated and alone. It is important when considering therapy that you are able to find the right person who you feel understands your struggle and knows how to guide you through this process. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, the way I work is informed by years of psychotherapy effectiveness research which concludes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship to be key in successful therapy. It is vital that you feel safe and supported, your feelings be heard and accepted and that you are not judged or ‘hurried’. It is my aim to help you to feel safe to talk about experiences and traumas that are causing you distress, get information and guidance about the mind and how it works and feel like you have someone ‘on your side’ walking alongside you through your life struggles.
I have rigorous training in Integrative Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is about real, deep intrapsychic change and is a therapeutic process that requires the therapist to undergo many years of rigorous training and in-depth experience and knowledge about how healing and change happen. Psychotherapy is essential for the relief of anxiety, panic and depression because these issues have a root cause. Surface level counselling or treatments will not be effective long term in bringing a long term end to the suffering you might be experiencing. Read more about Integrative Psychotherapy...
I am committed to ethical practice that ensures your therapy will be safe and effective.
Ethical practice is vital to my mission as a psychotherapist and I am committed to all facets or ensuring I am doing the best job for you. I am committed to personal therapy and professional supervision and ongoing training to enable me to be the best practitioner possible. I have over 15 years experience and I am registered in both British Columbia and in the UK and abide by both the BCACC and UKCP code of ethics for professional and ethical practice. Read more about my training and qualifications ...
Make Contact Today
I am currently accepting new clients and would love for you to connect with me and we can go from there. I do offer a free consultation on the phone or in person to help you get a feel for how I work, ask questions and to see if I am the right therapist for you. Call (604) 307-1068 or email me to request a free consultation today.