Looking for Counselling in Vancouver, BC?
- struggling through a difficult life transition, and need support and coping strategies to help you through?
- weighed down by feelings of depression and anxiety, or feel hijacked by a persistent sense of inadequacy?
- dissatisfied with the state of your relationship with your partner, colleagues, or children, but are at a loss as to how to engage differently?
In my psychotherapy practice, I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to openly explore - and move beyond - such struggles.
In counselling, we explore the emotional, behavioural, and relationship patterns that seem to keep showing up in your life. Everyone brings unique life experiences, personality, and obstacles to therapy. My job is to enter your world and help you encounter your challenges with greater emotional balance and clarity.
What happens in a counselling session?
We will talk. I listen with a sensitivity that makes this feel different than other conversations. Depending on what is bringing you to therapy, our conversations might entail:
- exploring self-criticism and self-doubt and how this impacts our moods
- processing painful emotions, such as guilt, anger, sadness and shame
- discussing relationship difficulties, including disconnection, ruptures in trust, communication breakdowns, and defensiveness
- helping clarify values, and apply them to meaningful choices and actions in everyday life (even if you experience a fear of making 'wrong decisions')
- helping you navigate those situations that leave you feeling paralyzed, such as break-ups, grief and loss, and infertility
- overcoming the sense of unworthiness that drives perfectionism, burn-out, and avoidance
In my psychotherapy practice, I meet with adult individuals and couples. Many of my clients are professionals, creative types, and students who feel lonely, frustrated, or disconnected. I often work with those who are coping with heartbreak and loss, struggling to let go. I also work extensively with parents of young children, individually and as couples. The postpartum and early parenting stages bring intensified challenges, such as relationship struggles, burn-out, and self-doubt.I help my clients navigate this experience with improved connection, self-awareness and authenticity.
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 very helpful and important strategies, but may not address the deeper issues. So you're spinning your wheels. You are not alone if you find it too difficult or confusing to make sense of your struggles on your own. This is the beauty of seeing a therapist - you don't need to worry about optics, judgment or whether something you say will come back to haunt you. You may show up, just as you are.