It is a privilege for me to be able to work with clients to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves. My desire is to provide a safe place where you can explore the issues that are creating difficulty in your life right now and to help you to find the solution that is right for you.
My Therapeutic Philosophy
Much of my philosophy in therapy stems from the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.
In my work with adults, I believe that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact with one another to create our perception of the situations we experience. Exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to discover problematic/unhelpful patterns or positive patterns can help to change the pathway you are on to set you in a preferred direction.
The meaning that we apply to the situations and experiences we encounter can either help or hinder our life experiences. The therapeutic relationship is a safe place to explore these beliefs and once understood to accept and build on these beliefs or to transform these beliefs to be more helpful.
Each of us needs to find a healthy balance physically, emotionally, cognitively, relationally and spiritually to lead whole and healthy lives. When one of these factors is not in balance it can lead to problems.
In my work with children, I believe that play is the language that children use to express their thought and feels, so I work to use their language in the therapeutic relationship. Working through play allows me to interact with the child in a natural way allowing them to take the lead in the process of change. Common Issues I work with:
-development and enhancement
This is not an exhaustive list of issues and there are many reasons that individuals, children, families or couples seek counselling. I am open to exploring whatever issues are most concerning for you. If requested, I am also willing to integrate the Christian faith perspective into the counselling process. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C. S. Lewis