“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Part of the joy of being a counsellor is having the opportunity to accompany people in their journeys of self-discovery. I have great admiration for the courage it takes to turn inward during times of struggle – for while we may not have control over the things that happen to us in life, I believe there is a lot we can do about how we respond to these events.
Sometimes we encounter obstacles that we don’t have the tools or experience to navigate on our own. These painful experiences can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, one another, and our sense of purpose in life. At the same time, these challenges present us with immense opportunity to strengthen our connection with ourselves – to grow, to heal, and to deepen our meaning in life. I work from the premise that our emotions and physiological sensations are like an internal compass that informs our needs and can guide our actions, if we know how to listen to them. As a counsellor, I collaborate with clients to build an environment of curiosity, safety, and nonjudgment in which to explore their inner worlds. Through tuning in to their internal cues – in the context of a safe and attuned relationship – the client has the opportunity to genuinely experience themselves, and connect to the essential information that allows them to naturally move toward their own unique answers.
I practice from an integrated approach to counselling, drawing from a range of evidence-based approaches. I am particularly drawn to “whole person” approaches that incorporate modern research in empathy, emotion, neuroscience, and attachment theory, and am pursuing continuing education in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Therapeutic Enactment, and Focusing-Oriented Therapy, along with other body-based approaches to trauma.
Location #107 20103 40th Avenue Langley, BC, Canada V3A 2W3 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 778-278-3411 • Fax778-278-0202
Our office hours are Monday - Friday. Day and evening appointments are available.