My approach to counselling is flexible and holistic. As a Social Worker, I have a strong emphasis on how people relate to the world around them, with all of it's beauty and challenges. I love to work alongside families during pregnancy and postpartum. As a counsellor, I hold a few core values and beliefs, which show up in counselling sessions in a variety of ways:
Change happens in the context of a warm, trusting, respectful and collaborative relationship.
When we own our story, we own our choices and our lives. Examining our story, and how we relate to it, changes how we interpret our world-for the better.
When we know our true selves we can make decisions in line with our values and preferred ways of being. I ask gentle questions that encourage examination and greater self-knowledge.
Trauma changes how we experience the world. Together we can work on ways to navigate and manage the effects of past trauma in a safe, collaborative and respectful manner.