Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying
As a deeply compassionate therapist, I believe strongly in creating a safe space for mutual growth, wherein cohesion and alliance advance the therapeutic processes of healing and development. With avid curiosity and respect, we’ll explore the innermost workings of your mind, heart and spirit. I'm here to bring you support and to guide you through as you find within yourself your ability to heal and create what you want and need.
I believe in taking a client-centered approach working with my clients, both individuals and couples, honouring where you’re at and working as your pace dictates. Clients that tend to reach out to me for support are coming to work through trauma and building resilience, depression, couples and relationship challenges, anxiety and building confidence and self esteem.
I'll work alongside you, seeing you as a whole and complete individual, in seeking your truth. While working and building our alliance together, you'll see I bring compassion and understanding but also a great sense of humour and interesting anecdotes! There’ll be no stereotypical "how does that make you feel" here.
My journey as a Registered Psychotherapist qualifying, is all about weaving warmth, empathy, and client-centered support into the fabric of therapeutic connections. This venture into psychotherapy is a heartfelt commitment to being a safe support on others' journeys toward emotional well-being and the creation of meaningful, fulfilling connections.
Client-centered care is not just a phrase; it's the guiding principle that shapes every interaction in my practice. I want my clients to feel not only heard but truly understood, with their unique experiences and perspectives at the forefront.
Embracing this second career, I draw upon my own life experiences to create a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their emotions freely. Every individual and couple I work with is on a unique path, and my role is to walk alongside them, offering support specific to their needs and goals.
Before finding my calling in psychotherapy, I enjoyed a career as an educational assistant. These varied experiences have become the puzzle pieces that fit together to construct the mosaic of my distinctive comprehension, allowing me to deeply connect with clients as we navigate the intricacies of life together.
In my pursuit of professional growth, I've undergone additional training in therapeutic modalities such as the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These aren't just tools in my toolkit; they're instruments of connection, helping me weave through the complexities of relationships and individual well-being, always keeping the client's unique journey in focus.
At the heart of my therapeutic philosophy is a belief in the power of an integrative, holistic, and client-centered approach. Every person is a complete and unique being, and I cherish the opportunity to honor and understand their individual journey. This perspective enables me to tailor my approach, putting the client at the center, and fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Away from the therapy room, you'll find me reveling in the warmth of family moments, often accompanied by the delightful presence of my two furry companions - my dogs. Whether we're exploring the great outdoors, diving into creative activities, or simply savoring a quiet moment at home, I recognize the importance of balance and self-care in my own life.
In a nutshell, I'm not just a Registered Psychotherapist - I'm a warm, empathetic, and client-centered guide on the path to healing and growth. Through my genuine and empathetic nature, paired with diverse training and personal experiences, I'm here to empower individuals and couples as they embark on their unique journey toward a more fulfilling life.