A coastline can be defined as a boundary where the land meets the sea.
This speaks to how I practice counselling, as I will meet you where you are at in your process, and we will navigate the waves together.
I use a relational, attachment-based, somatic approach to counselling. Somatic psychotherapy combines psychology, neurophysiology and the body's own wisdom to help process and heal trauma, stress, and early attachment injuries. The effects of trauma are often held in the body, and so somatic psychotherapy can be an effective alternative to traditional talk therapy.
It is within the therapeutic relationship that healing can take place. I offer a safe space to connect, where you can feel heard and cared for. Being highly empathic and intuitive helps me attune to you. It is important that we establish a connection, build trust, and develop your resources, before exploring trauma experiences, so that your nervous system does not become overwhelmed. I can help you learn how to be more present, grounded and embodied, so that you are able to process the trauma—not just re-experience it. Psychotherapy can help you develop a stronger sense of self, increase your capacity to tolerate emotions, learn how to self-regulate, repair relational injuries, and process trauma.
I acknowledge that the land on which I live is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Lekwungen peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Nations, whose relationships with this land continue to this day.
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