Through my personal experience I can empathize with you, having struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and depression about 20 years ago. By using cognitive behaviour therapy and lifestyle changes my life gradually improved. I am working as a counsellor to give hope to those suffering from mental health issues that life can indeed get better!
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT)
I worked as a Pastor in an evangelical church for 18 years
Celebrating 28 years of marriage with my husband Rick
How It Works
I believe that people have the capacity to solve their own problems. However from time to time all of us need assistance and support from another person. As such I will work with you to establish your goals from therapy that will help you solve the problems you are encountering.
I primarily use cognitive behaviour and family systems therapy in an environment where you will feel supported and encouraged.
Set up an appointment. Then fill out the informed consent and intake form which I will email to you. These short forms help you understand the counselling process and protect your rights and confidentiality.
Meet with me. During the first session we will discuss your problem(s). In the next session we will set goals for therapy. For example if you experience anxiety your first goal might be to solve panic attacks, then second goal could be to stop worrying and third is to sleep better. However these goals can be put aside for anything you would like to talk about, especially when a difficult situation arises during the week.
I may give you homework. (I know, you thought you were finished with homework in school.) But this isn’t difficult homework. I may give you relaxed breathing exercises or a cognitive behaviour therapy exercise. Some of the success in therapy depends on your follow through with these exercises.
You choose when therapy is completed. There is no fixed time that is guaranteed to resolve problems because you decide how much time you need and therefore choose when to finish counselling.