Counselling is an opportunity to explore emotions, behaviours, relationships and thoughts in a safe and confidential environment. The process is collaborative and you bring forward your problems, concerns and challenges while I provide a framework to look at the issues in a new way. I will utilize theories and techniques that will encourage you to most effectively make the changes you are working toward. Everyone is different in their reactions to trauma so although there are typical patterns and symptoms, each intervention is unique and allows for creative solutions.

General Counselling

For issues such as:

Anxiety, Life Transitions, Depression, Stress, Relationship Struggles, Personal Growth, Grief and Loss

A Systemic Approach
to Trauma Recovery

As we look at healing from trauma, we explore at its impact on external systems such as relationships, and its impact on internal systems like such as anxiety.
I have a special interest in working with couples who are living with the impacts of an acquired brain injury.

How much time is involved?

Therapy sessions are typically one hour in length. Sometimes sessions with multiple people may require a 90 minute session. Most of my clients attend sessions either weekly or every second week. This schedule tends to maintain consistent progress. The frequency of sessions is flexible and will be designed to meet your individual needs.

The actual duration of therapy will depend on many factors, such as type of issue, the rate of progress, or the nature of the therapeutic goals. A great deal of the “work” of therapy happens outside of the session. This is where clients practice what they learn in the sessions. As part of my practice I check in regularly with goals and progress.

What are the benefits of counselling?

The results of counselling will vary and can include changed behaviours, deeper personal insight, improved relationships, adaptive coping strategies and greater understanding of your role in relationship patterns.

Trauma can impact the quality of relationships and the quality of relationships can impact trauma. So I see the benefits of counselling to be enormous when it comes to this issue. It can take a survivor who is struggling with symptoms of trauma, and also losing the support of those close to them, and bring them back into the supportive protection of those in their life who care about them. It can also reconnect partners who thought they had lost the trauma survivor forever. Failing relationships can become functioning relationships. Recovery from trauma can be improved in a natural and supportive environment.

Some benefits of counselling might include:

Improved Relationships
Decreased trauma symptoms
Increased self-esteem
Decreased stress
Healthy coping strategies
Heightened self-awareness
More effective communication
Attainment of personal goals