Individual Counselling

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”  — Brené Brown

Counselling works by giving you:

HELP to heal from harmful experiences, difficult life events and hurtful relationships

GUIDANCE to grow on behalf of being happier, calmer, more clear, confident and connected to others

SUPPORT to flourish with greater joy, ease, resilience and purpose

I’ve got the education, experience and deep care to help you:

  • Feel truly seen, heard and understood
  • Become more aware of your ways of thinking, feeling, acting and relating
  • Understand your experiences, past and present
  • Move forward with new tools, skills and capacities
  • Feel supported through your ups and downs as you transform

Counselling services over secure video-conferencing in Ontario for adults aged 25 and up.

Help to Heal

Do harmful and hurtful experiences in your past affect your self-esteem, moods, coping and relationships?

I have helped hundreds of people from all walks of life who have undergone: abuse, assaults and inappropriate experiences (emotional, physical, sexual); neglect, criticism, shaming; abandonment, betrayals, secrets; bullying, harassment; poverty, sexism, racism, xenophobia and homophobia.

Are you suffering with grief and loss?  I’m here to offer you the compassionate and patient companionship and dialogue that you need to be able to move towards a ‘new normal’ after experiencing: illness (self and others); infertility, miscarriage; bereavement; separation, divorce, custody issues; estrangements.

I am honoured to give you a safe place to share, integrate and heal.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

— Brené Brown

“Psychotherapy is a learning experience. Improvement is not produced by an external substance, but by changes within the person. It is like learning to read, write or ride a bicycle. Once you have learned, the skills stay with you.”

— Irving Kirsch

Guidance to Grow

Do you long for better mental health?

  • More optimism, resilience and fun when vulnerable to low mood, depression and despair
  • Greater relaxation, confidence, assertiveness and acceptance when side-lined by stress, anxiety, irritability and tension
  • More compassion, courage, calmness and engagement when gripped by shame, fear or panic
  • Deeper clarity and direction when feeling confused and uncertain about difficult decisions regarding school, work, and relationships
  • Enhanced assertiveness, expression, intimacy and belonging when frustrated or unfulfilled in relationships

We work together to loosen your unhelpful patterns and build new supportive ones with the right approach and tools for you.

“Psychotherapy is a learning experience. Improvement is not produced by an external substance, but by changes within the person. It is like learning to read, write or ride a bicycle. Once you have learned, the skills stay with you.”

— Irving Kirsch

Support to Flourish

Counselling can also help you become more aware of your true longings, purpose and identity, and build your capacities to engage in life with more fullness, freedom and alignment, including:

  • Successfully navigating life transitions such as going to university, getting a job, changing careers, staying home, going back to work, separation, divorce, retirement and more
  • Becoming adept and reliable in work-life integration and self-care for optimal wellness and fulfilment
  • Nurturing, moving and nourishing your body for optimal wellness
  • Exploring questions of who you are and your best work and life path

“Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life.”

— Martin Seligman

Need Help?

Want the details about my hours, clientele, fees and policies? 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 519, 3731 Carp Rd.,
Ottawa, K0A 1L0

Phone: 613-252-3792

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