My name is Catherine (she/her), I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. I base my work in a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, person-centered framework and strive to create an atmosphere of safety, building allyship, to advocate, validate, and support clients in the development of coping skills that support a variety of mental health concerns. Though I have a particular fondness for working with children and adolescents, I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan and welcome anyone in need of a caring, safe, and supportive space to share your story and be heard.
I believe that everyone is unique and that our life experiences, strengths, and perspectives shape our world. We all have within us the ability to overcome the difficulties we encounter, and the inner resources needed to facilitate change and growth; sometimes we just need a bit of support along the way to help us to discover and cultivate those resources. My goal is to be a warm and compassionate support on your journey of healing and wellness. As your therapist, I will provide a safe, validating, non-judgmental space for you to explore and see the many pieces of yourself; to see your hope and fears, see your struggles and successes, to see your shine as well as the parts of you may still be under construction. Together we will work to create a safe place where you can be met with someone who sees you, holds space for you, and sits with you while you explore and integrate the pieces of you into the work of art that is your life.
Much of my therapeutic work is grounded in the lens of attachment theory, I believe that helping clients to feel safe and connected is the foundation for healing. I have worked to support clients experiencing abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other general mental health concerns, using a variety of therapeutic modalities that help to develop skills, improve emotion regulation, and build self-compassion. My work is rooted in a trauma informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive lens and incorporates aspects of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, narrative, and mindfulness-based practices to support my clients.
At the end of the day, I hope my clients have a better understanding of all the amazing resources they possess and leave my office feeling safe, seen, cared for and ready to further grow in their journey of curiosity.
I look forward to meeting you,
As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations.
If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.
In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year 1-833-456-4566
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