Individual and Family Therapy
I’m committed to offering compassionate, judgment-free counselling on a wide variety of problems, including:
- body image struggles and disordered eating practices
- sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
- grief and loss
- substance misuse
- anxiety, depression, shame, and self-worth struggles
- relationship struggles- help with separation or re-unification
In Person Counselling
Individual and family sessions are 60 minutes in length, unless a longer length is requested.
Skype or FaceTime Counselling
60 minute one-to-one counselling sessions via Skype or Facetime. We live full lives and juggle many demands. The first thing to go is often taking time to care for ourselves. Save time by connecting with a counsellor via your computer or smart phone from the privacy of your home, office, dorm room or even your car.
Can you really do therapy over Skype or FaceTime?
People are sometimes surprised to hear how many of my clients are over Skype, and I have to admit that I myself was initially skeptical. I assumed that the lack of in person connection would cause the therapy and relationship to suffer. Then I became a Consultant for The Daring Way™ and started working with other therapist over Skype and quickly realized that this type of work is absolutely as powerful and effective as working in person.
Some advantages of Skype or FaceTime Counselling
- Access – Your decision about which therapist to work with isn’t limited by geography; you can choose the therapist who specializes in the issue for which you’re seeking counselling, and who ever you have the best rapport with.
- Ease – You don’t have to travel anywhere for your appointment, which makes carving out time for therapy easier.
- Privacy – You can have a Skype or Facetime counselling session from the privacy of your home, office, dorm room or even your car.
- Comfort – Many Skype or Facetime counselling clients find it easier to talk openly about deeply personal issues, emotions and experiences over Skype than in person.
- Effectiveness – Research indicates that therapy over Skype or the telephone can be just as effective as meeting in person.
What type of concerns are appropriate for Skype Counselling?
Most life concerns are completely appropriate for skype counselling. Almost anything you would discuss with a counsellor face-to-face is suitable to work on with over Skype. For instance, people have worked with me on depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship conflict, unworthiness, trauma, shame, parenting concerns, and anger.
What type of concerns are not appropriate for Skype Counselling?
As convenient and helpful as online counselling is, it is not for everyone. If you are feeling suicidal, in a situation that involves intimate partner violence, or in a crisis, then Skype counselling is not appropriate. This is only because the support that people need in such situations is often more than Skype counselling can offer in a safe and responsible manner.
If you’d like to know more about the forms of therapy I use, please feel free to contact me for details.