I will not handicap you by fixing your problem, but empower you by helping you solve it.
I will not fix you, or save you, or even tell you what to do. I will, however, hold a container that will safely allow you to explore your own experience through questions and gentle humour.
I come from both an academic background, and a more embodied approach. Similar to my path to therapy, I believe both have provided me invaluable insight into how I work with clients. The rigour and determination from academia provides structure and discipline to my creative and intuitive style with clients. Although I am formerly trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I am increasingly more drawn to the body-based, experiential approach of Gestalt Therapy as I’ve developed as a clinician and as a person. Aside from these two modalities, I also have training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy, to which I draw from depending on the individual needs of my client.
Most importantly, I believe the relationship between therapist and client is of ultimate importance, and provides the bedrock for any and all client change.