Getting Started

I do a 2-hour intake interview to give me enough time to fully understand the situations which bring someone to me for help. I watch, and listen very carefully to what clients share with me before I propose how I would approach helping them, which I share at the end of the intake interview. We discuss my proposal and negotiate as needed to see if we are a good fit to work together.

 

My treatment process would not begin until the second meeting if we agree to work together. What we agree upon as the goals is our helping contract that continually guides me back to keeping us on track. Sessions are often 90 minutes for individuals and 2 hours for couples. This too can be negotiated as needed.

Counselling Services

I work with individual adults, or couples who struggle with any of the following issues:

  • Managing depression, anxiety or grief and loss

  • Traumas of any kind, either recent or historical

  • Communications problems in relationships

  • Infidelity within relationships

  • Managing the changes life throws us, either imposed or selected

  • Re-building trust following a betrayal

  • Helping Couples manage when one person has a mental health diagnosis

Accumulated Counselling Expertise

  • Short term counselling & crisis intervention skills, & EMDR level 1

  • Long term psycho-dynamic psychotherapy with adults and couples

  • Gestalt therapy in groups and individually

  •  Multiple somatic therapeutic approaches

  •  Sex therapy for couples & treatment of reluctant adult male sex offenders

  • Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse, disclosed as an adult or a child

  • Multiple approaches to anxiety, depression and grief

  •  Clinical supervision & Consulting skills

Supervision Services

6509 Rodolph Rd., Victoria, BC V8Z 5W6 

778-426-4419