Having done a tremendous amount of emotional healing work on myself and with others, I have a honed sensitivity to the unseen and unloved aspects within that wreak havoc on our lives. They often "peek" their way into conversation, art, writing and dreams, and need to be witnessed and loved into health and wholeness.
Most people who work with me are big dreamers who aspire to a vibrant life, yet something hidden within is holding them back from fully expressing their full potential. Therapy does not have to be a hard slug through endless emotional mire. A creative approach to therapy shows a "way out" of emotional pain that can be fun, intriguing and inspiring.
I offer compassionate one-to-one therapy in person, or by phone and Skype to support you to get in touch with the hidden and neglected parts of yourself that need to be seen, loved and integrated into present time, so that you can discover inner peace, self-love, good health and success.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Most people that I work with are busy doing other things, and have not had time to deeply investigate the emotional healing that is needed to solve life's troubling dilemmas.
We all suffer with emotional pain to some degree. I compassionately support people to feel better emotionally, discover the emotional roots of life's troubling dilemmas, handle life crises with fresh understanding, and find life purpose and meaning.
Emotion-focused therapy offers the practices of mindful somatic attention, self-loving ways to process emotional pain, positive goal setting, innovative wellness practices, and inspiring tools for cognitive and emotional restructuring.
My therapeutic framework gently explores six principles of emotion processing: (1) awareness of emotion, (2) emotional expression and release, (3) regulation of emotion, (4) reflection on past experience, (5) transformation of emotion, (6) corrective experience of emotion through new lived experiences in therapy, and out in the world.
I am trained in transpersonal psychotherapy, and my therapeutic framework holds a "wisdom container" that is large enough to show you that everything that you think, feel and experience has a deeper meaning that is inscribed for your growth.
A Depth Approach to Growth
Life always provides such good feedback about what is emerging for emotional healing. Your relationships, career, health, and life challenges provide creative clues.
We emotionally heal when we learn how to love all parts of ourselves. It is often difficult to understand how to heal our painful emotions alone. It helps tremendously to be compassionately witnessed.
Parts of your emotional world that feel unseen and neglected often create disturbances in health, career, and relationships. With love and compassion, we can discover the the roots of what you are struggling with together.
Note: If you are seeking professional career guidance only, please see Coaching/Mentoring.
$100 CAD - Thank-you for paying for your one hour session one day prior to your Therapy Phone/Skype session.
I look forward to talking to your tomorrow.
"During one of our first sessions, I remember telling you that I was just feeling lost - not like myself at all - that I had lost my sparkle. The uncertainty of all of the changes that I have been going through had really rocked my perception of myself and the world around me.
I am happy to say that I feel like I do have my sparkle back and I am much more comfortable in this incredible world of uncertainty. I realize that I am a work in progress and I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to share a little of this work with you. You have been such a blessing in my life. Thank you."
"I was very troubled and not feeling well. I feel it is very important for me to look back and revisit my notes from our visits in order to better understand what the combination of factors were for my unhappiness so I can best avoid repeating the state I was in.
I've also learned that I shine when I am creatively engaged. It's my best medicine and should always be my medication of choice going forward. The connection to healing and expressing through art has truly been a lifesaver for me and gives me the peace of knowing that I have the tools, ability, and support to be my best and intended creative self. Thus, a life fully lived! Thank you!"
"Just as a burning fire inherently exudes heat, the unconscious inherently generates symbols. It is simply the nature of the unconscious to do so.
As we learn to read those symbols we gain the ability to perceive the workings of the unconscious within us.
This ability to produce symbols affects more than just our dreams: All of human life is nourished by the flow of symbolic imagery from the wellsprings of our unconscious."
- Robert A. Johnson