I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). I draw on my own personal experience and adversities, my background in Mindfulness and Meditation and extensive training from Clearmind International Institute. For the last four years, I have assisted and supported participants in numerous personal growth workshops and weekends, volunteered as a community counsellor at Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and continued my own personal journey through intensive therapy and continuing education, including currently pursuing formal education in Contemplative Psychotherapy and the Compassionate Inquiry Approach under the tutelage of Dr Gabor Mate.
I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and confidante, but at the end of the day, I am a human being who is deeply invested in helping and supporting other human beings to discover their true value and worth in the world. My biggest joy and professional fulfilment has come from the opportunity to support others to gain awareness and understanding as to the things that trigger and constrain them, the things that bring them joy, the things that they fear, the ways that they strategize, avoid and escape, how they defend, and who they have become as a result.
I believe in the immense power and potential of the human body. I believe in the power of conscious connection. I believe that in allowing others to truly see us, we become able to truly see the divine in both ourselves and others.
During our sessions, I will accompany you as you navigate personal and/or professional obstacles. You will go through the process of setting goals, discovering patterns and beliefs that are both helping and hindering you in your life, exploring new options and tools for growth and building resilience and, participating in experiential interventions beyond ‘talk therapy’ that are designed to expand your awareness of self and other. Through a process of integration, you will be supported and encouraged to step further into yourself and your life in a more meaningful and fulfilling way.