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“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.”- Tara Brach
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Victoria, BC (BCACC #11659). I work with children, youth, adults, and families. I use a strength-based approach, and draw on the theories of emotion-focused, narrative, response-based, and cognitive behavioural therapy in my work. I also specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based and highly effective therapy approach for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health challenges. Another modality I use in the resolution of trauma symptoms is Lifespan Integration Therapy. I also employ arts-based approaches, incorporating music and visual arts, especially when working with children and youth.
I believe that human beings are resilient and have the capacity to change. It is through life's challenges that we grow and become stronger, more integrated individuals. As Rumi wrote: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Counselling can help in times of challenge or crisis by offering a space to be heard without judgment, to explore solutions, and to expand perspectives on healing and wellness. Essential to my practice is the belief that you as the client are the expert on your life and experience. As a counsellor I aim to help you on your journey toward achieving your goals.
When I am not working, I love playing and listening to music, singing, hiking, lake swimming, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Between stimulus and response there lies a space. In that space is our power to choose a response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Victor E. Frankl
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