Vancouver Anxiety Counselling & Psychotherapy
In my Vancouver counselling practice, I provide a supportive environment for you to work through - and move beyond - the issues that are keeping you up at night, and preoccupied throughout the day.
Depending on what is bringing you to therapy, our work together might involve:
- freeing you from persistent self-doubt
- processing painful emotions, such as guilt, anger, sadness and shame
- working on relationship difficulties, including ruptures in trust, communication breakdowns, and defensiveness
- reducing anxiety, chronic stress, and tension
- coping with break-ups, grief and loss, and life's unexpected curve balls
- understanding what is driving your perfectionism, burn-out, or procrastination
Many of my clients are professionals, creative types, and students who feel lonely, overwhelmed, or frustrated with aspects of their lives. In any given day, I might sit with a new parent, a workaholic, a couple at their wits' end, or a young creative type. Despite the diversity in my clientele, I am struck by the common themes in our struggles - isolation, meaning and purpose, anxiety, and showing up authentically to others.
My counselling style: curious, compassionate, & pragmatic.
I don't want you to feel better after seeing me, only to fall back into the same patterns after the therapy glow wears off. Together, we can get to the roots of your issues so that you can suffer significantly less in the long term. This can be difficult work, and I will guide you through this process with warmth and respect (and sometimes humour).
Likely, you've tried many times and in many ways to change - perhaps you've read self-help books, taken up meditation and exercise, and reached out to friends. These are all important strategies, but may not address the deeper issues. The observations insights and emotional shifts experienced in our work together will help you to engage differently with current struggles. My clients have experienced significant reductions in their anxiety, gains to their confidence and self-worth, and stronger relationships.
Whether you are working within the confines of a budget or looking for a longer term therapeutic process, I am happy to discuss your needs with you. If you are looking for a therapist to work with, take some time to explore my website, read my blog and learn more about me and how I work with people. If my approach seems to fit for you, please reach out to me to see if I might be able to help.