Are you feeling frustrated with yourself, or sad and ashamed that you can’t get unstuck from feelings or behaviours that seem to rule your life?
If you need to make important changes in your life, I can help.
Call me at 250-686-9912
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in Victoria / Langford, BC, in my 29th year of private practice helping people in various settings such as recovery, mental health out-patient clinics, employee and family assistance programs, and university.
I can support you, help you feel better and facilitate healing while you are dealing with:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Problems in Relationships
- Career/Life Transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Skill building around Emotion Management
- Pain Management
- Body Acceptance Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Sexuality Issues
I specialize in the following areas:
Marriage and Relationship Counselling
I focus on building relationship skills and help people develop new strategies to make relationships safer, healthier and rekindle that desire to be in your current one.
I use a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of understanding and treating addictions. This includes but is not limited to addictions to pornography, food, alcohol, drugs, gambling. I am a certified substance abuse expert and gambling addiction counsellor. I am familiar with and work with people in 12 step recovery.
Recovery from Traumatic Experiences
I provide a supportive environment for healing from traumatic experiences. Such experiences include accidents, abuse, violent episodes, and loss. I have worked extensively with people who have been trying to deal with their past traumas and are struggling. Historical experiences can really carry forward in our lives and create a lens that colours our experiences in a way we have a feeling for, but are struggling to manage. I like to call it a “blind spot” – something we can deal with when there is the support of another helpful viewpoint – mine, the counsellor’s.
I work with both youth and families who are stuck in problematic relationships at home. I have solid and productive relationships with the youth that I work with and many of the issues families are contending with get dealt with in our work together.
I use the following therapeutic modes of psychotherapy/counselling:
- Cognitive Therapy
- Solution-Focused Counselling
- Narrative Therapy
- Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication