Having been privileged to walk with many people on their journeys of discovery and healing, I know that each of us has an innate capacity to grow and heal. I am intensely committed to facilitating this process.
My approach to therapy focuses on the body / mind connection, which is a powerful ally for change and healing. Becoming aware of the cues and sensations in our bodies allows us access to untapped information about our experience.
The mind / body connection is also our greatest resource in working with trauma. The trauma model I use is known as SE or Somatic Experiencing, as developed by Drs. Sharon Stanley and Peter Levine (the creator of SE). Somatic Experiencing is an elegant and gentle way to work with trauma. SE recognizes our innate ability to heal and therefore our capacity to transform the trauma and move forward in life.
As I have a deeply rooted interest in working with trauma, over the past many years I have counselled both men and women as a member of a regional trauma team and a victim services unit. After completion of my Masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University in Seattle, I lectured at Grand Rounds on Trauma and Somatic Illness at two area hospitals.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I belong to the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and abide by their standards of professional and ethical conduct. I participate in consultation and supervision on a regular basis.