I'm a registered professional.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Much of my work focuses on naming, inspecting and experiencing feelings, particularly unpleasant ones as these are the ones we tend to avoid. Feelings are accompanied by beliefs, thoughts, assumptions, memories and bodily experiences, and it is by working with all of these that, I believe, can bring a sense of well-being and contentment.
Cognitive-behavior therapy, schema therapy, emotion-focused therapy and Buddhist psychology are the primary theoretical influences that guide my work. This combination provides a framework for understanding and working with emotional and thinking patterns. We all have patterns of thinking and feeling, but are not often aware of these patterns. Some of these patterns are helpful and support us in getting through the ups and downs of life while others can be hurting us and cause added suffering and pain. These theories provide one way to make sense of our emotional pain and offer possibilities for alleviating it.