Therapy is about change and improvement. This begins with having a relationship with your therapist that breeds a safe, welcoming, and caring environment. When you feel secure your true self is able to emerge and your self-awareness increases. With this awareness you can then examine the parts of your life that you have consciously and unconsciously kept hidden.
The greatest parts of your life will come after your hardest struggles, by overcoming your deepest fears, and facing your biggest challenges. Change is scary but when you are coming for therapy with me, it is what you are signing up for.
I work with people across the lifespan from early childhood to old age. Common concerns that I have helped people work through and change include:
- relationship issues
- lack of motivation/direction
- binge eating
- faith crisis
- compulsive behaviours (sex, eating, shopping etc.)
When working with children and adolescents I approach treatment from a systems theory. This means that if you are wanting to send me your kids to "fix" them it may involve more interventions with you and your entire family than you expect. When working with children individually I use play and art therapy approaches but in most cases, the most effective treatment will involve looking at the entire family system.