Registered Counselling Therapist
Asking for help isn’t always an easy thing to do, especially at times, perhaps, when you’re out of solutions and have lost a sense of direction in life. So, thank you for taking that step and considering allowing me to support you in this chapter of your life.
I would describe my approach to counselling primarily as person-centered. Not strictly in its traditional sense, but also in the sense that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and all areas of our lives are connected.
Seeing as we are all incredibly complex people, with strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, ambitions, personal hardship, and a rich history of everything in between, I find it necessary to bring in to our conversations as much of you, as a whole person, as you are willing to share. And just as much, I do my best to bring as much of myself as well, with my own rich history of “everything in between” to be the best support to you as I possibly can be.
With that in mind, I tend to view counselling as a very dynamic space, in the sense that the answers, I believe, that will help us overcome the difficulties you face are in your own experiences, and the combination of those many parts that make you distinctly you.
Although I simply enjoy helping others, regardless of the concerns, my interests primarily lie in supporting individuals who have faced traumatic events, and perhaps more specifically those who are impacted by sexual violence, as well as individuals struggling with depressive moods and anxiousness.
Another growing interest of mine is supporting men and the difficulties that come along with being one as led by a set of rules and expectations. I think it’s important to raise the question of what it means to be a man, and more importantly, what kind of man do we want to be?
In supporting you with the difficulties you face, I prioritize a space of acceptance, based on understanding and compassion. And to help you move towards a life that is most meaningful to you, I take an approach to counselling that is guided by your values as an individual, your strengths, and a theoretical frame that is greatly guided by contextualism and a more process-based CBT.
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, RCT21-020.
Canadian Certified Counsellor Qualifying 10008109