My approach is Person-Centered, Relational, and Experiential. This means that I believe in your inner wisdom and capacity to find within yourself solutions for your problems. My fundamental role is to build a therapeutic relationship with you in which you feel safe, understood, accepted, and free to access parts of yourself that may have been forgotten, ignored, or rejected in the past. Our relationship may be an opportunity for you to become aware, appreciate, challenge, and practice ways of being and relating in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
My work is also guided by Neuroscience and Somatic Attachment Therapy. I will strive to understand you holistically, including how your nervous system is operating and how your body is responding. In my experience, somatic work often facilitates self-awareness, processing of difficult experiences and integration of mind and body.
I am aware that your culture, gender, race, values, and experiences may have shaped your way of being and your world views. I am also aware that I bring my own identity and experiences into my work. As a unique dyad, we will learn and explore together without an agenda. I am committed to respect you, to be open and to challenge my own biases.
My hope is that our work together helps you know yourself at a deeper level, moving towards goals and action that fulfill your needs. I will offer you my genuine care and appreciation for you as a worthy human being, and I will gently guide you if you feel stuck on the way.
In order to achieve my primary goal of honouring you and attending to your needs, I may integrate various approaches and techniques throughout our work together, such as:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Sand Tray Therapy
Focusing Oriented Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)