Counselling & Coaching Services
Change your life. Reach your dreams.
Life can be very challenging and we all can use a hand to help lift us to the place we desire to be. You have the strength and ability to change your life and reach your dreams. We’re here to help you walk that journey.
for Teenagers & Adults
Committing to Change to Reach your Goals
As your counsellor, I am a guide that helps move you towards your personal growth and goals – helping you reach your true potential.
Whether you're struggling with low self-esteem, guilt, anger or depression, I will help you understand your past and present, and learn effective coping skills to live a more authentic and joyful life.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Betrayal Trauma, including Institutional Betrayal Trauma and Betrayal Trauma Blindness
- Emotional, Verbal, Sexual, Physical & Psychological Abuse
- Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Rape
- Abandonment, Loss & Grief
- Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Guilt, Anger, Rage and Fear
- Worrying, Perfectionism
- Low Self-worth
- Illness & Chronic Pain
- Life & Work Transitions
Betrayal Trauma Counselling
Walking with you on your healing journey.
Betrayal trauma occurs when the people or institutions on which a person depends for survival significantly violate that person's trust or well-being.
Childhood physical, emotional, or sexual abuse perpetrated by a caregiver are examples of betrayal trauma.
Betrayal trauma also exists for adults who have experienced betrayal in the form of infidelity, especially when a partner has porn and/or sex addiction.
Similarities exist between betrayal trauma and fear-based trauma with the physiological (body) responses.
There are two main differences in betrayal trauma.
In betrayal trauma, the very person one would go to for protection, safety, and love is the perpetrator of the trauma. Secondly, recidivism or repetition is very high in that the betrayal can repeatedly occur from the same perpetrator and other people within the survivor's circle
Qualified Clinical Counselling Supervision
Supervising Registered Professional Counsellors & Master Practitioners in Clinical Counselling.
As a Qualified Clinical Counselling Supervisor, I will challenge you, respect you, and guide you.
A mentor is someone who is more experienced, has a positive mindset, is available, provides constructive feedback, cheers for your success and is supportive. I must govern by the ethical requirements of my professional associations, as I am a gatekeeper of the counselling profession.
Mentorship is one that is similar to the alliance that we have with our own clients. The mentorship is developing that alliance, rather than assuming a hierarchy.
Supervisees are continuing to develop their core skills. As a supervisor, when observing areas of potential growth, it is my responsibility to train and demonstrate, rather than to point out what is wrong.
As human beings, we continue to grow and evolve, including our competencies and skills. As a supervisor, it is my responsibility to assist my supervisees to grow with the acknowledgement that they are developing into the counsellor they want to be.
Have a question or need help?
You have come to the right place. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions, links to related websites and downloadable documentation.
Many insurance companies may accept my services; however, it's best to check with your individual benefit and insurance policy.
According to the Canadian Revenue Agency, receipts can be submitted as medical expenses on your personal income tax.
The counselling process is based on individual issues, needs and readiness for change. Therefore, the answer to this question is as unique as the individual.
I offer various services, contact me to learn more. I offer a free 15 to 30-minute consultation.
Payment is through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or e-transfer paid prior to the session.
If you haven't already completed an intake form, I will help you do so. Your meeting will be gentle, and you'll not be asked a multitude of questions.
I believe that you will tell me what you would like me to know when you're ready for me to know it.
It is important that you feel that I am a good fit for you, your needs and issues. Most people need to establish a level of trust and safety before sharing their most inner thoughts, feelings and the issues that brought them to counselling.
The only question that I will ask is, "What made you contact me?" or "What brought you here today?"
The counselling journey is to help you gain awareness, strategies and strengths so you can take control and have a more productive life.
I provide fully confidential, private, non-judgmental services.
Even after the conclusion of your therapeutic journey, I am still here for you. Have more questions? Let's connect.
Office hours are in the mornings and afternoons from Monday to Thursday.