“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being…because you decide to believe it and for no other reason” Wayne Dyer

My current areas of primary practice include seeing youth, 12 years old and over, adult individual counselling, parent and guardian support, family counselling, and couples counselling. I also provide clinical consult support to allied health providers and support staff at schools.

I often work with youth and their families/caregivers together, for parts of some sessions, to explore ways to strengthen communication, family dynamics, and to foster greater family harmony. Along with adults, children and youth are deserving of respect and a healthy autonomy, and to have a voice in their own lives, and this is supported in the counselling relationship.

I offer an initial, complimentary 15-20 minute phone consultation, so we can decide if we are a compatible fit for working together.

What does the counselling process look like? Being that it is individually focussed everyone can derive something different from it. Sometimes the counselling process can be focussed on a specific need or issue, while in other cases, it can be more exploratory and depth-oriented. The therapy process is a participatory experience. The more you involve yourself in the process, the more you’ll gain from it. It’s a practice in everyday living, in which you take what you learn from the session, and apply it to your daily life.

In your first session you and I will discuss and mutually agree upon the following things:

● What can be expected from counselling
What the limits of confidentiality are
Emergency contact information
A review of the intake information sheet
Your hopes and goals from counselling
A general plan for the counselling process
Any other important agreements or considerations