I generally work with my clients from a person-centered, strength-based, solution focused, and cognitive behavioural (CBT) perspective. What does all this mean? Let’s break it down.
Person Centered: Counselling is about you and what you want for yourself and your life. Our relationship will be genuine, empathic, warm, caring, and non-judgemental.
Strength Based: This means that we will work together to uncover, discover, or rediscover your unique and particular strengths and use them to empower and strengthen you on your life journey.
Solution Focused: This involves looking at what you want to be different right now, exploring and discovering what you want for yourself in the future, and what steps we will take to make this happen. It also entails looking at the things in your life that you want to continue to have happen and how to have more of what you do want, and thus less of what you don’t want.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This involves looking at and often challenging and restructuring those beliefs, thoughts, and choices we make that are keeping us ‘stuck’ where we don’t want to be stuck. This results in the creation of new perspectives, and understandings, and the strength to make choices that lead to greater happiness, peace, joy, and emotional freedom.
I know that each individual is unique and because counselling is about you, my role is to meet you where you are at and come alongside you on your journey toward discovering, creating, and working toward what you want for yourself and for your life.
We can work together on a shorter term basis if you are looking for help and support in working through a specific concern, or we can work together longer-term if you would like to do some deeper exploration, healing, and discovery which often involves and results in shifting thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours that seem to be holding you back or preventing you from living how you want to live and feeling how you want to feel.
I specialize in working with adult men and women from all cultures, creeds, and backgrouds struggling with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship Issues
- Grief and loss
- Stress – about anything and everything
- Self-Esteem Struggles
- Addiction and Recovery
- Support for loved ones of Addicts
- Feeling Lonely, Isolated, and/or Disconnected from yourself or others
- Communication Challenges, Boundary Setting, and Assertiveness
- Career and Life Transitions, Choices, and Decisions
- Personal Growth and Self-Awareness
Sometimes people come for counselling and they’re not just sure of the precise reason or specific problem – they just know that things don’t feel quite right, or they want more for themselves and for their lives.
You don’t have to have a reason, or a major problem to come to counselling. Coming to figure out what’s off and working together to get things on is reason enough.
I know that it takes a lot of strength and courage to seek out counselling, and here you are making the choice to take the first step.