Areas of Interest
Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties
Alcohol and Substance Use
What is therapy?
Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counselling, is a process that helps people work towards improving aspects of their life that they are discontent with. A psychotherapist is someone who provides support, listens attentively, provides insight, strategies and feedback.
What to expect during the first session
The first session is an opportunity to gather information. We will discuss some intake questions, explore the reason(s) that brought you to therapy, and begin to formulate your counselling goals.
How many sessions are needed?
It is often difficult to initially predict the number of sessions that are required. Some clients feel resolution of their concern(s) after just a few sessions, others may require more. It is common for clients to take a break from counselling after resolving some of their concerns, and then return to counselling at a later date to discuss other issues.
Therapy Modalities and Style
I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. I tailor my approach to meet each individual’s needs to deliver a client-centred approach to practice. Depending on the issue, I naturally lean towards a more non-directive style, but can easily shift to more directive if that is what you prefer.