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Counselling &

Art Therapy in

Victoria, BC

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Registered Clinical Counsellor

& Professional Art Therapist

I practice from a place of compassion, non-judgment, curiosity, and respect, and strive to facilitate each client's innate capacity for positive growth and development. I hold that the relationship between therapist and client is the primary healing factor for individuals experiencing developmental, internal, and interpersonal challenges.


My goal as a counselling art therapist is to:

  • Understand and accept each client’s inner world to help them move towards healthier functioning

  • Encourage self-expression within a safe, non-threatening and accepting environment to facilitate the client’s natural processes for enhancement

  • Provide guidance and practical tools to effect change (e.g., communication skills)

  • Help individuals address self-defeating beliefs and behaviours, and overcome obstacles to personal growth and fulfilment
     

Combining person-centred therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT), and expressive art therapy, I provide a confidential, focused setting to help individuals strive towards meaningful, lasting change. Whether coping with issues of disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, intimacy, communication, life transitions, or work-related stress, I offer a tailored approach to exploring and resolving issues according to the individual or couple’s goals and needs.

My clinical practice areas include:

  • Addictions - Process and Substance-based

  • Anxiety, social anxiety

  • Childhood Abuse and/or Trauma

  • Depression

  • Disordered eating

  • Emotional regulation

  • Interpersonal issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-confidence, body image

  • Stress
     

From being both client and counsellor, I believe that finding a good fit with the therapist is key to therapeutic success. In fact, the therapeutic relationship is one of the primary healing factors in therapy, which is why it's so important that clients feel comfortable speaking with their therapist. As such, I happily offer a free 20-minute, no-obligation consultation via phone or online for clients to assess for fit. And if I feel that I'm not adequate to serve you as the client, I will do my best to provide alternative resources and/or referrals. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

I respectfully acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEC people on whose territories I work and live.

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"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"

Client-Centered, Evidence-Based

Counselling is a courageous step in the direction of positive change. As your counsellor, I hold myself to providing the highest quality of service determined by the ethics and standards of my profession. With genuine respect, compassion, and expertise, I offer a range of service options to help individuals and couples meet their goals for meaningful, lasting change.

Wandering Traveler

Individual Counselling

Get the Most out of Life

Laptop & Coffee

Virtual Counselling

Convenience and Accessibility

Couples Counselling

Guidance and Practical Tools

Same Sex Couple

Art Therapy

Insight Through Creative Expression

Pencils

Whatever your struggle, I’m here to help you feel and function better. Schedule a free 20-minute consultation to determine if we're a good fit.

Sat on the Rocks

Online and In-Person Counselling

Send a Message

1321 Blanshard Street

Suite 301

Victoria, BC, Canada

778.765.3672

I respectfully acknowledge the Songhees,

 

Esquimalt and WSÁNEC people on whose

 

territories I work and live.

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