My practice is founded on creating a respectful, compassionate and grounded space for you to be open about your life experiences.
I'll work with you to identify your therapeutic goals, and will check in with you periodically on how satisfied you are with the therapeutic process and whether your goals may be changing. This helps me refine my approach in working with you for optimal results.
Psychotherapy and counselling are related, but are quite distinct.
Counselling typically addresses specific problems or transitions in your life that necessitate you making adjustments.
Psychotherapy is focused more so on the characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are causing you distress (and may have for some time now) and on the development of deeper personal insight.
Another key difference is that counselling tends to stay in the present with only modest attention paid to past experiences, while psychotherapy attempts to resolve the underlying issues (often rooted in the past) that fuel current problems.
So, counselling typically involves fewer sessions than therapy.
You don’t need to understand whether you should be undertaking counselling or psychotherapy before you engage a therapist. Feel free to contact me to discuss what would be most helpful for you. I have considerable experience conducting both psychotherapy and counselling.
I bring a non-judgmental and anti-oppression approach to my work, along with a particular focus on deepening your self-compassion and self-acceptance.
I’ll help you more fully examine how your core beliefs (about yourself and the world around you) may be limiting your satisfaction with life.
I'll lead you to discover those patterns of yours that may have once been helpful but which no longer serve you well... and help you identify more valued behaviours and ways of thinking.
A critical dimension of my work is to reconnect you with your strengths and inner wisdom that you may underestimate or no longer believe you possess.
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