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About Counselling

I offer sessions for Individuals, Couples and Families On-line via Zoom or In-person on Pender Island, BC. 

 

My approach weaves together family systems theory, attachment theory, somatic therapies, parts work, emotionally focused work, mindfulness, narrative and trauma informed approaches. I also enjoy working from a transpersonal perspective, meaning that I believe us humans have a spiritual component. This said, it is not necessary that we include spirituality if you believe differently. I deeply appreciate diversity and sessions are always client led. Read more about me and my approach by clicking on the Geneva Bio page.

Benefits of Receiving Counselling

  1. Increase Self-knowledge

    • Knowing how our experiences have shaped us, what our triggers are, how we cope and our weaknesses gives us the opportunity to notice when we are reacting from those places. Knowing gives us choice and opens the door to greater possibilities.

  2. Cultivate healthy relationships

    • Humans are relational beings, we need meaningful connection with other people. We need to feel that we are cared for and that we belong to thrive 

  3. Improve self-esteem and confidence

    • As we experience consistent compassionate support we begin to feel seen, heard and understood. We start trusting that we matter, not just for our accomplishments but simply for who we are. This is the foundation of worthiness.

  4. Increase emotional awareness and compassion

    • approaching emotions with curiosity, rather than bypassing or suppressing them, allows us to experience and attend to them without being defined by them.

  5. Become intrinsically motivated

    • When the incentive to take action, to fulfill commitments or to complete tasks comes simply from knowing and aligning with our values, interests or enjoyment life flows with greater ease. We find internal validation and increased life satisfaction.

  6. Increase agency and ability to advocate for yourself

    • Knowing that you have the capacity to influence your own thoughts and behaviors along with having faith in yourself allows you to feel stable through conflict and change.

 

What can Counselling Address?

There are many reasons that could be bringing you to counselling. Let me reassure you, even though you may relate to some of the challenges listed below, you are also so much more. These are here as examples of what we can address together.

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Stress and Self-Worth Issues

  • Emotional challenges

  • Grief/Loss

  • Relationship Issues, peers, pre-marital, marital and co-dependency

  • Family conflict and Parenting issues

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Life Transitions

  • Women’s issues

  • Infertility

  • Body Image

  • Medical crisis, health challenges, terminal illness, end of life

  • Existential Crisis, religious challenges, spiritual experiences

If your challenges and patterns are no longer working for you, you are ready for change. Take a step toward becoming the healthier,  empowered, authentic person you know you are meant to be by booking a session. 

 

**. Fees are payable at each counselling session or in advance. 60min Sessions are $120 and 90min Sessions are $180      E-transfers, Cash and Paypal are accepted. You will be provided with a receipt that includes my designation and registration number with ACCT. This can be kept for your records for income tax purposes.

The session hour includes 5-10 minutes reserved at the end of the session for the completion of administrative tasks. Currently sessions are available through video conference on Zoom or In-Person on Pender Island.

Registered Therapeutic Counsellors (RTC) are covered by some extended health plans. I can provide you with an invoice for your insurance provider. Please contact your extended health care provider before starting sessions to see if your plan provides coverage.

Kindly give at least 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule appointments. Full session fees will be charged for missed appointments and late cancellations.

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