Is life a struggle day to day? Feeling all alone? I am here to help.

I am really glad you have found my website because it means you are one step closer to ridding yourself from the struggles that brought you here, recovering hope and reclaiming a joyful and fulfilling life. Whether you have been feeling down, anxious or struggling with confidence, or your relationship is suffering and need help to piece it back together, you have come to the right place.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC and I am committed to working with adults and teens to eliminate the painful effects of:

  • Depression and low-mood
  • Relationship Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Social anxiety and Panic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Are you experiencing any of the following?
  • Persistent, unexplained sadness
  • Feeling blah, numb, depressed and reduced enjoyment in life
  • Struggling in your relationships 
  • Isolated, lonely and difficulty relating to people
  • Social anxiety, low-confidence and difficulty making new friends and relationships
  • Self-loathing and low self-esteem, chronic critical self-talk
  • Hopelessness, worthlessness and suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty managing feelings such as sadness and anger
  • Lack of interest in self-care, healthy choices and increased reliance on food, alcohol and/or drugs

 
Living with any of these symptoms means that you are suffering unecessarily. Often people put off therapy due to the belief that it won't work or that they are beyond help. Our brains have an amazing capacity to change and you are no exception. These symptoms can change and a new life is on the horizon.


"I suffered a terrible trauma in my teens and have been stuck in a fog ever since. I have been depressed and felt I was worthless. Working with Carly has helped me to stop hating myself. I have had so many changes for the better. I used to be scared to talk to people. I feel a lot better around people and have met a really nice person. I am so glad that I called Carly" (Steve, Vancouver)"



Reclaim Your Life - Working with me, I can help you:

  • 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
     


My committment to you


When deciding to seek therapy, it is important to choose the right therapist. Psychotherapy is a journey that is about long-lasting, internal change. The reality is that medication and self-help books are not making people feel better. As human beings, we are relational and we heal in relationship. This is why it is important that your therapist is compassionate and understanding of your struggle and is knowledgable and equipt with real tools for growth and healing. It is important to choose a therapist that is able to walk alongside you on your journey to wellness. No one deserves to go it alone.

It is that such therapist that I strive to be for you. My approach is relational and integrative which means I will foster a therapeutic alliance with you that is transformational. It is my wish to listen so you feel heard, attend to your distress so you can feel safe and understood, talk with you and help you to understand the ins and outs of your struggle so it can be reduced and feel more manageable for you. I will not judge you but give you compassion and acceptance so you can transform out of pain and struggle into a more free and happy way of being with yourself, rather than be stuck in painful cycles of guilt, shame and self-loathing.

Through this process you will begin to see yourself through a new lens, feel more confident and alive and better able to navigate work and relationships. As human beings we need people and we are not meant to be isolated. It is my wish to be be here for you throughout the journey because you deserve to have someone on your side. Read more about Why work with me?



"Carly really cares about her clients. I always felt so welcomed and supported. I previously has a bad experience in counselling where I felt like I was just a job to the counsellor. This is not the case with Carly. I believe Carly is a true therapist because she knows how to do therapy that helps you change. She really helped me to feel better about myself. I have been feeling lousy for years so I never thought I would be able to say that. Thank you!" (Amanda, Vancouver)


 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 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.

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