"Realize your full potential and your ability to heal through self awareness, self management and self compassion."
"The healing journey begins with an awareness of where you are in this moment, and what may be out of balance or not working in your life."
"Understanding who you are, and how you are affected by these outside forces is the foundation for healing, personal growth, and development."
With this understanding you begin to identify what areas in your life need your attention, compassion, and self care. I believe that we all have the capacity to endure great hardship and to access our own inner resources for guidance as we move forward in life. In understanding the historical issues and behavioral patterns that do not serve you well there is a personal transformation that allows you to identify ways of coping and shifting perspective. It is a personal journey of acceptance and compassion towards optimal wellness.
Areas of Practise
- Personal Development
- Group Workshops
- Grief and Loss
- Youth and Family
- Crisis and Prevention
- Lifestyle/Livelihood Transformation
- Health Consciousness
- Career Exploration
I obtained my degrees from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California and from University of Victoria, BC Canada. I have more than thirty years counselling experience as a therapist in Victoria, and within community college/schools, and non-profit agencies.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have also been a member of the Critical Incident Response Team for the Greater Victoria School District.
My holistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy integrates mindfulness practice and focuses on looking deeper to gain an understanding of the self and the pressures and influences you may be experiencing in context to the world around you.
My practice supports adults, adolescents, and families. I specialize in anxiety, loss/grief, depression, trauma, navigating life transitions, relationship issues, stress management, self esteem, finding meaning and purpose, and spirituality.
My therapeutic orientation is a holistic and humanistic approach to wellness. I also integrate other therapies based on the client's goals and needs. These therapies include:
- dialectic cognitive
- family systems
- positive and motivational therapy
- expressive arts
I acknowledge each person as unique in their perspective and response to personal growth. Together we will explore an approach that would work best for you based on your individual needs and your personal goals in seeking counselling support.
Fees and Payment
My counselling rates are based on recommendations by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Payment can be made by via Stripe using a credit card, at the end of each session, or via PayPal. I will provide you with an official receipt that you can submit to your extended health provider.
Fees: Individuals $126 (GST included) for a 50 minute session Couples $158 (GST included) for a 50 minute session
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend an appointment, I request that you provide at least 24 hours advanced notice to our office. Please note that you will be billed for the entire cost of your scheduled appointment if it is not timely cancelled, unless such cancellation is due to illness or an emergency. For cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice (unless due to illness or an emergency) or a scheduled appointment that is completely missed, you will be mailed a bill directly for the full session fee.
My services may be covered in full or in part by your extended health insurance or employee benefit plan. I encourage you to call your insurance provider or employer and ask specifically if Registered Clinical Counsellors are covered.
Please note that my services are not covered by the Medical Service Plan of British Columbia (MSP).
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Note: In-person sessions are not available at this time due to COVID-19.