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. I create a safe space to connect, where you can feel heard and cared for. Being highly empathic and attuned to you helps me accompany you as we process the effects of trauma (often held in the body) together. 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. It is very important that we develop your resources first, before exploring trauma experiences, so that you do not become re-traumatized, and so that you feel in control of your therapeutic process. It is within this kind of therapeutic relationship that healing can take place.
I acknowledge that the land on which I live is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish People.
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