How will counselling benefit me?
Counselling helps improve communication and interpersonal skills. As you learn more about your core values and beliefs you will gain greater self acceptance and self esteem. We will work together to find techniques and tools that will help fully express emotions in a healthy manner. I strive to provide a safe place for my clients to process day to day stressors, grief and trauma. By gaining further insight into their own personal experiences, some clients experience finding new areas of growth and purpose. For more information on my areas of focus click here.
What is your approach to counselling?
My approach is client centered. My work is trauma informed and focused on aligning mind, body and soul. I believe that my client is the expert in their own lives. I use a combination of Somatic Therapy, Talk Therapy (CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy) and Existentialism. I’m also a certified Life Skills Coach and work with my clients to find goals and solutions. My passion lies in Post-Traumatic Growth working with my clients to not only process their experiences but turning toward their very present emotions in order to find growth and deeper meaning.
What can I expect at my first session?
The first session is dedicated to answering any questions you may have of your intake form and confidentiality agreement. It is perfectly normal and not unusual to feel nervous or apprehensive when starting therapy. As we move along, your thoughts, experiences and feelings will be revealed organically and uniquely to you.
How much is your fee?
The cost per counselling session is $130+GST/50min session
Payments are taken by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discovery) through our booking system and processed the day of your session.
Some sliding scale options are available for people dealing with financial difficulties. These spaces are limited.
How often should I come in for counselling?
I suggest once a week for 12 weeks to really sink into the therapeutic process. I encourage my clients to check in with themselves and what is right for them.