My approach

Counselling can be tough. Looking at ourselves and our relationships to help make sense of ourselves and our feelings is often challenging.  While therapy can ultimately be very fulfilling and even help provide us with much needed answers, going through the process itself can at times be painful.

 

I take my clients' time, life experience, safety and confidentiality seriously. I am respectful and gentle, and that helps our therapeutic relationship become collaborative and productive. I regularly make sure I'm getting what you mean while keeping us on track. I try to understand what your life is like from within your own perspective, and then use that lens to help you make sense and find meaning in what's happening for you. 

How it works

 

During our Consultation Session, you can share what you'd like to explore during counselling and we can talk about how I work. We can then ask each other questions to help us both figure out if I'm the right counsellor for you.

If we do agree to work together, my sessions are 50 minutes long. We will meet weekly either in person, on the phone or online, and we'll have conversations around the topics you'd like to bring in. I will match your pace, so that we work at a speed that's comfortable for you.  I like to offer practical and effective support, so I often suggest that we start therapy with an agreement to have six consecutive weekly sessions. This timeframe can help us both get to know each other better, and give us a clear idea of where we're heading and how to help you get there. By your sixth session you will have an understanding about how counselling is impacting you and the issues you're bringing in.  We can then review our work together so you can make an informed choice about ending our therapeutic relationship, or alternatively see if you'd like to continue exploring the issues. 

Payment is due on the day of the session via electronic transfer or contactless.