“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”
— Pema Chödrön
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
anxiety, depression, shame, and self-worth struggles
relationship struggles- help with separation or re-unification
Few things are more stressful than difficulties with your partner, and few more rewarding than having a relationship that you feel good about.
Couples come in to see me for help with communication, money issues, time management problems, sex/intimacy, infidelity, etc. These are all valid things to bring to therapy and I believe everyone should have support working through these problems.
However, the best couples work allows for you to get underneath the surface and find the common themes that permeate every conflict that you have with one another.
I have learned that the pain caused in the couple relationship points to the individual healing that each partner needs to do. If a couple can get into their conflict in a new way, a tremendous opportunity for growth becomes available.
As a result, your partner who hurt you becomes the person who makes it better. You see your partner and relationship with new eyes, and can bring a renewed level of care to one another.
All that said, I am not invested in keeping a relationship together at all cost. I support you both, whether you stay together or break up. Therapy can be a good way to figure out the best path forward.
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.