Counselling

I offer a compassionate & non-judgemental space where you can be your authentic self and receive the support you are looking for. 

 

My therapeutic approach is informed by 'somatic therapy' and 'internal family systems' therapy with influences and inspiration from: emotionally-focused therapy, art therapy, attachment theory and the healing power of relationship, intersectional feminism & anti-oppression, transpersonal therapy, and shadow work. This way of working honours all aspects of being and experience: mind, body, emotions, energy, and spirit.

This is a compassionate and trauma-informed perspective to healing. We are not trying to fix, pressure or force change. We do not demonize the thoughts, behaviours, or emotions that have brought you to therapy. I take a non-pathologizing approach that does not perpetuate feelings of being broken, flawed, or incomplete. We will explore your symptoms (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, people pleasing..) as trail-markers to follow. We will uncover the messages that your symptoms are communicating and listen to their wisdom. Our bodies, the different parts of ourselves, and our own inner healer can guide the way to healing. We just need to learn how to listen.

In our work together: you will remember your connection to your core Self, practice cultivating loving awareness for ALL parts of you (even parts that are negatively impacting your life, such as your inner critic, self-sabotaging parts, anxious parts, avoidant parts, depressed parts, and more), learn inner re-parenting, connect with your inner child, foster self-awareness and self-compassion, gain deeper insight into the past and present, understand AND feel your emotions, increase your ability to tune into your body in the present moment, and tap into your own innate inner wisdom and resources.

As your therapist, I show up with an open-heart, open-mind and as my own authentic self: I believe this fosters trust, safety, acceptance, and understanding which are important to creating a safe container for deep self-exploration and healing. 

 By working together I can support you with:

  • self-esteem and self-worth

  • relationships

  • family-of-origin work

  • people pleasing & boundary setting

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • suicidal ideation

  • childhood trauma, relational & attachment wounds

  • LGBTQ2SIA+ support

  • personal and spiritual growth

  • ethical non-monogamy & polyamory

  • inner child healing & re-parenting

  • abuse, incl. narcissistic abuse 

  • plant medicine preparation and integration

  • religious trauma

  • perfectionism

Sessions are intuitively-guided, collaborative, and honour your unique human experience. 

“True healing does not require force, pressure or pushing. True healing happens in supportive conditions.” ​

 

 – Rachael Maddox.

You are welcome here!

Located in Vancouver, BC.

Services offered virtually.

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I acknowledge that I am a settler on the stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.