My practice embodies a client centered approach to meet individual’s diverse needs. I support my clients as they tap into their inner strengths to overcome life’s challenges.
Specifically, couples counselling is aimed at helping improve relationships, by increasing one's knowledge about yourself and your partner. Counselling can help couples move toward a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, authentic connection, intimacy and interpersonal growth.
I value using an integrative holistic approach that helps individuals and couples transcend limiting beliefs, patterns and behaviours, to improve their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Counselling individuals (14 years +) and couples, in the areas of:
- Chronic Pain
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Psychedelic Integration
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Stress Management
- Women’s Issues
- Work-Life Balance
What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.
EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of trauma.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping:
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping, is a therapeutic technique that combines elements of acupressure, psychology, and exposure therapy. It involves tapping on specific points on the body, known as meridian points, while focusing on a particular problem, emotion, or issue. The goal of EFT is to release emotional and physical tension, address negative beliefs, and promote emotional healing.The tapping process in EFT involves gently tapping with fingertips on designated points on the face, upper body, and hands, while using specific statements that address the issue at hand. This technique is based on the idea that emotional distress is caused by blockages in the body's energy system, and by tapping on these points, the energy flow is restored, allowing emotional healing to take place. EFT is often used to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, phobias, traumatic memories, cravings, and emotional pain. The process aims to bring about a balance in the body's energy system, resulting in a reduction of emotional and physical distress. EFT can be done with a therapist or practiced on your own once you learn the technique.
One of my focus areas is psychedelic integration. I focus on a harm reduction approach and provide support for people who have experienced or are considering preparing for the use of psychedelics.
Psychedelic integration refers to the process of integrating, or making sense of, psychedelic experiences into one's daily life. It involves processing the insights, emotions, and experiences that arise during and after a psychedelic journey. Integration is important because psychedelic experiences can be intense, transformative, and may challenge deeply held beliefs and patterns.
Psychedelic integration may involve discussing the experiences, thoughts, and emotions encountered during the journey, exploring their meanings and implications, and finding ways to apply the insights and changes to one's relationships, work, and overall life. It can also involve addressing any challenges or emotional difficulties that may have arisen from the experience. By integrating the insights gained from the psychedelic experience, it promotes long-term personal growth and well-being.
Please Note: I do not provide psychoactive substances, nor do I make recommendations on their use. Psychedelic integration is not about encouraging the consumption of psychedelics, it’s about harm reduction and after care management.
I offer in person counselling sessions, secure telehealth video conferencing, or phone sessions.