It is my strong belief that the capacity to heal and grow lives inside each of us, but difficult life experiences can keep us from accessing these parts of ourselves. As a result, we can lose our sense of self and our sense of connection with others, which can leave us feeling lost, alone, stuck, anxious, angry, depressed, and so forth. Through my practice, I have witnessed and experienced the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and I believe in its power to help clients access the parts of them that are lost or stuck so they can work towards leading healthier, more fulfilling lives.
I completed my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Prior to Brookswood Counselling, I spent over seven years supporting children, adolescents, and adults through my work as a Counsellor, Behaviour Interventionist, Educational Assistant, and Distress Services Volunteer with the Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. In these roles, I have gained experience in working with grief & loss, identity confusion, life transitions, self-esteem, stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship conflict, suicidality, and developmental disabilities.
The foundation of my work with clients is in building a strong therapeutic relationship through offering a non-judgmental, empathic, and safe space so we can explore the parts of the client that are keeping them from living a more satisfying life. My approach is integrative and draws from relational, experiential, and expressive modalities. In particular, I have completed training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Therapeutic Enactment, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Synergetic Play Therapy. In pursuit of continued education and learning, I am currently in the process of becoming a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and I have attended workshops involving training in trauma treatment, play therapy, sand tray therapy, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
To journey with my clients in their pursuits of healing and self-discovery is truly a gift that fills me with great joy and meaning, and it would be an honour to accompany you on your journey.