"Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart" - Brene Brown
SENSITIVE & ENCOURAGING
My approach to therapy is relational and emotion focused. I believe change happens in a warm and trusting relationship where you feel safe to take risks and allow yourself to be seen.
There are many issues that I work with including depression, anxiety, self esteem and setting boundaries, (in relationships or at work), relationship issues and self-worth. I also work with people who are going through a midlife crisis, or who want to get in touch with their spirituality and creativity. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, we will be looking at how you feel and think. Whether your feelings are big and bold or hidden, I love to create space to explore them together.
Letting go of self-criticism is a common goal for all of us. We all have an inner critical voice which "tells us off" and saps our ability to feel good about ourselves. One of the goals of therapy can be to silence this inner critic and become much more self-compassionate.
“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful ” - Brene Brown
As a relational trauma therapist, I also specialize in helping people who have experienced hurts or injuries in childhood or adult relationships. If you recognize yourself as a survivor of trauma, you may notice that a part of you longs deeply for connection, while another part is very afraid to let others in. This results in various survival or coping strategies that you use to keep yourself safe, but which can turn harmful or backfire in time.
We all struggle to accept ourselves, to love freely and to realize our dreams. I am here to walk along side you on this wonderful journey of self discovery we call life.
I am also here to point out to you the ways you have been incredibly resilient and strong – because these are things that we often don’t see about ourselves.
In therapy with me, you can expect poignant moments, lightbulb moments, serious moments, and laughter too.
I look forward to speaking with you about your dreams, goals, fears and loves. Don't hesitate to contact me.