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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, solution focused brief therapy, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing. By facilitating psychoeducation, clients experience autonomy in their own therapeutic journey.

With 10-years experience working with youth in both the context of education and counselling, I have gained the unique experience in building a trusting and respectful relationship with young people and in supporting them to work through the struggles that occur in life with empathy and understanding. 

My experience working overseas in Vietnam, Egypt and China has contributed to my cultural awareness as I strive for cultural competence. 

Areas of counselling support include:

Youth counselling 

Family counselling 

Family and life transition counselling

Anxiety

Depression 

Stress

Developing coping skills

Trauma counselling

Caregiver counselling