Individual, Couple & Family Counselling
For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis, I am providing online video sessions.
I aim to approach therapeutic conversations through a non-pathologizing, respectful lens and to honour and appreciate people's lived experience.
The reasons people seek counselling vary a great deal. Often, something comes up that has us reflecting about ourselves and our relationships - who we are, who we want to be, or what we want for ourselves. Some of the more common concerns people want to discuss are:
As a Narrative therapist, I am intrigued by the concept of "rescuing the said from the saying of it" (David Newman, 2008). At the end of our sessions, I will often review with you anything that stood out to you as significant, helpful, or stimulating of further thought, so that it doesn’t get forgotten. Time permitting, I will sometimes write a brief document to my clients, summarizing any significant ideas, questions or stories we discussed. People have indicated that these oral and written summarizing practices allow them to know they have been heard (or gives them the chance to correct my understanding if they have not), and is helpful in teasing out problems and ways of responding to these problems so that they can be recalled and dealt with in greater clarity.