I see my role as being a “guide”- gently supporting and encouraging you along the path of healing and self-discovery.
- That to facilitate long-lasting change and to feel as good as you possibly can about yourself, all aspects of your being must be integrated into the healing process: mind, body, and spirit.
- That you have the answers to your problems; not me. Thus, I encourage you to re-connect with your own unique internal wisdom and inner voice.
- In your ability to heal, grow, change, and become the person you’ve always dreamed of being and that on our journey together, this and more is possible.
The Approaches I Use:
Person-centred therapy was developed by Carl Rogers who believed that human beings could ‘self-actualize’- the ability to mature by the achievement of goals, acceptance of oneself, and to self-assess in a realistic and positive way. In other words, change is possible! We don’t have to stay stuck in unhealthy patterns and relationships– we are constantly growing and evolving and I relish in walking the path alongside clients who are rediscovering themselves and becoming who they have always dreamed of being.
I believe and trust in human potential and provide empathy and see you in a caring, positive and compassionate way as you learn and grow into the best version of yourself.
Family systems is a perfect fit for the work I do because my core training is in social work which is all about working with the many systems (i.e., family, culture, community, workplace, politics, etc.) in people’s lives which affect behaviour, choices, and overall life satisfaction. I believe that you cannot understand yourself or others, nor make major positive changes in your life unless you have a clear understanding of the outside forces that constantly shape who you are and what you do.
- Every one of us comes from a family; for better or worse. The experiences you had within your own family growing up shape every other relationship you have today; especially the family you create as an adult.
- Whether you are cut off from family or have contact with them every day, these relationships are a powerful force in how you conduct your everyday life.
- By exploring your family-of-origin in therapy, you can learn more about why you are the way you are in all your relationships and how you can change for the better in the important relationships you have with others in the future.
In traditional psychotherapy, there is an exclusive focus on thoughts and feelings and very little attention is paid to the physical body. I use an integrative approach put together over the years which includes our thoughts and feelings, as well as the body. The three areas I integrate together are:
- Mind: our thoughts
- Emotions: our feelings
- Body: the five senses- sound, smell, taste, touch, and sight.
In recent years, I have taken extensive training in Mindfulness and Body Centred Therapy and have seamlessly integrated these aspects with my core education with fantastic results. By working on all three levels of human experience, clients find that they become more in tune with their emotions and thoughts based on what they are sensing in their bodies. Clients come to learn how the physical body can teach us what we are thinking and feeling and what we need to quickly and efficiently restore peace and balance.
Are you wanting to feel:
- in charge of your life?
- satisfied in your relationships?
- a wonderful balance between your mind, emotions, and your body?
Then let’s get started now!