Question. What is Therapy and Counselling all about?
Therapy and Counselling allows you to understand the way your emotions, beliefs, habits, feelings, thoughts and perceptions contribute to the positive and less positive experiences in your life. The process of working with a therapist you feel you can trust helps you explore the way all of these pieces have come together in your life.
In working with me we will explore the way your early family life, then school, your community and friends have contributed to the experiences you have had and are having in your life, the perceptions you made of those experiences and the decisions of those perceptions that ended up as beliefs or habits.
Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Counselling allows us to understand the repetitive patterns and habits in your life such as; relationship patterns, emotional eating, moods (depression/anxiety) fears and phobias, anger and addictive behaviour.
Once we have identified the patterns or habits we can begin to work together to change both the root cause of the issue and form new ways of interacting with others and yourself. It allows you to improve your self confidence and self esteem, handle conflicts or concerns differently and make changes in your family, friends and workplace.
Question. What is your Approach?
I have the luxury of drawing from many Psychological Orientations that allow me to create the most suitable program for each individual in order to resolve their challenges. Some of the Therapeutic Models I find effective are; Adlerian Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Satir Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction, Marriage and Couples Counselling. Additionally I am fortunate enough to also have a Masters Degree in Health Education which allows me to view each individual as a whole assisting in the full spectrum of wellness if that is desired.
Question. What are the fees for your services?
My hourly rate follows the fee guide for Registered Clinical Counsellors in British Columbia and is $110.00 for a 50 minutes session plus HST. My practice also keeps several spaces available at a sliding scale for individuals in financial need to be discussed individually.
Question. What happens when I come in?
During the first session we will get to know each other in a relaxing comfortable way. My job is to help you feel comfortable enough sharing with me what brings you in and how that issue is creating discomfort or challenges in your life. We also talk about what it is you most want to improve or change.
I will often ask you a lot of questions to help me fully understand your challenges and how they are impacting your life as a whole. I will process this information and then share with you my view of what is going on. At that point I will suggest an effective therapeutic approach and answer all of your questions.
We will then get started gently making the changes that we have both identified as being essential in making the change that you want. The approach is collaborative with openness and opportunity to constantly review and modify the process. I explain everything to you as we go along.
During the therapeutic process we are constantly evaluating progress looking at things feel: better, worse or the same. Through this evaluation I will modify the therapeutic plan to ensure we are moving in the right direction.Book a Free 30-Minute Consultation