As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be in a helping profession. It’s the core of who I am; I am a genuine and compassionate person who cares deeply in helping others who are struggling. I knew in my teenage years I wanted to be a counsellor, but for many reasons, that was not the path I followed. It was later in life when I went through some personal challenges and hardship, that my long-held and deeply felt dream to become a counsellor was ignited.
I went back to school and received my Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling. I have a private practice in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC with a special interest in working with individuals who are struggling with body image and/or eating disorders as well with couples who are struggling in their relationship.
Life hasn’t always been easy for me. I have faced many challenges that I have had to overcome. These personal struggles offered me the opportunities for profound personal growth and are part of the foundation for my compassionate approach to counselling.
I am the mother of three adult children. I have great admiration and pride when I look at their lives and see how caring, kind, and driven they each are. I am in a committed and loving relationship that is full of fun, romance, and adventure. I am so blessed to be loved and supported by such a caring partner.
In my spare time, I enjoy all things outdoors. I am so fortunate to live in the Comox Valley; a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. I am my happiest when I am in nature. Yoga and meditation help keep me centered and grounded.
Professional Overview and Affiliates
I have successfully completed the Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling, Specialization in Professional Counselling, from the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling.
I have successfully completed the 10-week Mindfulness Self Compassion Course founded by Dr. Christopher Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff.
I have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I have successfully completed the training to become a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator.
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association. I have met all the requirements of this professional body to have been given the designation of RPC.
Contact me today to find out how we can work together to create the life you deserve.