Approach to Counselling
My philosophy in counselling is person-centred. I strive to listen to my clients from a place of empathy so they may feel understood. I believe that being understood is essential, especially during difficult times in life. With a completely non-judgemental approach and unconditional positive regard, I create a safe and caring space for experiences to be shared and processed. I understand that life comes with ups and downs and I believe that therapy allows for an exploration of the waves, and provides assistance in reaching calmer water.
I work with clients to figure out the therapeutic tools that will work best for them. Therapeutic models that I commonly borrow from include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, Gottman methods couple therapy, solution focused brief therapy, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing. By facilitating psychoeducation, clients experience autonomy in their own therapeutic journey.
Areas of counselling support include:
Developing coping skills
Family and life transition counselling