Your story matters. The stories that we tell ourselves ultimately shape our experiences. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, relationships, feelings or behaviours, counselling can help you rewrite your story to create long-lasting change.
Counselling isn't a one size fit all and services will be tailored to best fit your needs. I will draw on your strengths using a person-centred, attached-based, emotion focused and cognitive behavioural approach in my counselling. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be used to address trauma or any adverse life experiences that have negatively shaped your identity. Our work together will ultimately help you feel heard and understood, giving you the tools to work through whatever challenges you might be facing.
I have experience working with teens and adults with trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, eating disorders, life changes and women issues including perinatal, postnatal, miscarriage and infertility. I work with youth and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
At the heart of being human is being in relationship with others. Often our challenges stem from being in relationship, whether with others or ourselves. Learning to live, communicate and share life with other people is a beautiful and often complex part of life.
I have worked with couples and families in areas such as communication, attachment, relationship challenges, divorce/separation, infidelity, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. Working through these challenges as a family or couple can create long lasting healing for all family members.
Using a family system, emotion focused therapy and Gottman methods, I can work with you to connect, heal and grow in your relationships.
Family Counselling and Parent Coaching
Children's behaviour and development can be confusing and frustrating. Do you struggle with your child's behaviour, not knowing what they want or need? You do not need to feel lost with your child or your role as a parent.
While parenting or family dynamics are never the sole "reason" why a child is acting out or has a mental health challenge; but how you respond to them, can be the agent for healing that they need to move through what they are going through. I can support you in understanding your child's behaviour or mental health challenges and give you tools that build lifelong connection and healing.
I have experience working with children aged 0-19 who have autism, down syndrome, ADHD, behavioural issues and other developmental delays or disabilities.
I am also aware of the unique needs that families who have children with disabilities face. Whether these behaviours or diagnoses are new or old, I can support you in managing behaviours and fostering long-term positive relationships with your child.
I work from an attachment-based, positive behaviour, gentle parenting, conscious discipline and relationship focused approach to help you understand your child's development and behaviour.