Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
I am a clinical counsellor in Victoria BC with a passion for my work. I offer individual and couples counselling in person, by telephone or by Skype. I have worked with individuals and groups in the areas of:
- stress, anxiety and depression
- parenting and family systems
- life transitions – midlife, aging, adolescence
- Indigenous rights, wisdom and the impacts of racism and colonization
- psychedelic and transpersonal integration
- trauma and violence
- men’s issues
- substance use
- social isolation
My life journey has been rich and varied. I come to counselling with a background in education, permaculture design and graphic facilitation. I have lived overseas and worked across cultures in the areas of economic development and governance, violence prevention and education about intergenerational trauma. I am passionate about simplifying complex ideas and situations, finding common ground across cultures, faiths, classes and genders and honouring the strength and beauty in every person.
My counselling style draws on a variety of modalities including, but not limited to, mindfulness-based practices, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Buddhist psychotherapy and trauma-informed practices. I also use simple diagramming and visual models during sessions so that we can better understand one another and find ways to move you towards your goals.