My Approach to Helping
With life's ongoing changes there are times when assistance in tackling a challenge could be helpful...
The services offered seek to provide a safe space to gain perspective, explore avenues previously not considered, and/or explore strategies to assist an individual, couple, or family make the change desired.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a general counselling context. This includes assisting individuals with concerns regarding depression, anxiety, trauma (developmental or acute), and life transitions brought about through changes in the work and/or home situation. Additionally, services have been provided to the Alberta Court system in the capacity of Brief Conflict Intervention counselling for families regarding issues related to divorce/separation.
More Info About My Practice
In terms of my therapeutic orientation, I work collaboratively with individuals through questioning and discussion, as well as incorporating the body/mind interplay. This can strictly involve talk therapy or incorporate body-focused experiential processes. My intention is placed upon assisting clients toward self-empowerment within individual lives and circumstances.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
One area of expertise is the result of brief conflict intervention work developed by working with couples, individuals, and families to assist them in dealing with the conflictual and paradoxical nature of their family interaction. Assisting individuals and families with how to change dynamics within family or any relationship requires the ability to move parties through the conflict into a more harmonic exchange. To accomplish this parties are supported within the conflict by containing the experience so that they are exposed to and thereby gain better understanding of their particular role; as well as providing avenues to change this pattern in order to increase effective communication. Past experiential practice, as well as ongoing reading and seminar involvement facilitates me in developing a comprehensive and effective method to assist individuals/couples with beneficial life-skill development.