Finding the right fit with a therapist is really important for counselling to be helpful. It should be someone who really understands what is happening for you, someone professionally qualified to help, and someone who you feel comfortable talking to. Research suggests the biggest predictor of positive client outcomes is the relationship between the client and the counsellor. Please text or call for a free fifteen minute consultation to see whether or not working together would be a good fit for you. My goal is to be of as much help to you as I possibly can.
Education, Professional Membership, and Training
I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling from City University and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from Dalhousie University.
As a Professional member and Canadian Certified Counsellor of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association I am required to adhere to their Code of Ethical Conduct and a high standard of clinical practice.
I have continued my education well beyond my Master’s degree through professional development seminars/workshops.
Since moving to Vancouver over a decade ago I have been working in the helping field in a variety of different capacities. Whether it was counselling clients dealing with a variety of issues through phone or online support, or working with clients face to face either individually or as part of a couple, family or group, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my experiences and look forward to continuing helping others achieve their goals in life.
I have also had many experiences volunteering in the helping fields on both the east and west coasts of Canada, which began when I was 8 years of age. My volunteer work includes a wide range of experiences from helping others through being a crisis line volunteer, to helping children with Cerebral Palsy learn to ride horses, to volunteering with veterans in the Occupational Therapy department, helping those with MS participate in fitness classes, building houses with habitat for humanity, and conducting psychological experiments in the psychology departments of three major universities. All of which have fulfilled my desire to understand and help others as much as I can.