Masters of Education in Couples and Family Therapy
Issues worked with
Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Loneliness, Stress, ADHD, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Self-esteem, Trauma, Gender identity.
Special interest areas
I focus on helping people build stronger and more positive relationships with themselves, in order to increase self-compassion and improve their interactions with the world. I help clients learn to understand thought patterns that have caused distress, and learn strategies they can use forever to free them up from self-limiting or critical beliefs. .
I am an active therapist - ready to commit my time, attention, and energy to you. Some clients like their counsellor to mostly listen, others want to use handouts or activities, some like to try creative techniques (using various art materials, creative writing or journalling), or a combination of all of these. In our work together we will decide what works best for you. You're always in control about how how deep you want to go.
In order for meaningful change to happen, I will ask you to be open to trying new things, but will never insist that you do anything with which you are not comfortable. In the first session (online) I will ask you about the difficulties you are facing, what you'd like to be different, what is already going well, and what wisdom or tools you might already have that can help you. I will help you consider what specific changes would allow you to live life more fully. I can offer ideas about what combination of techniques and sessions might benefit you the most and help you thrive, not just during our work together but forever.
My goal with any client is to get a good understanding about what has brought you here. My style is professional but quite informal and I like to think that we are collaborating together on the things that are not going well for you. I'll bring my years of experience and professional knowledge and ask you to bring your openness, courage and willingness to make changes. I understand the financial and time commitment it takes to engage in private therapy so I want you to get the most out of each session.