The best work in counselling begins when you’ve found the right therapist, so take the time you need to find the right fit for you. No two people are alike, and no two therapists are alike either, even if they’ve had the same training, with the same degrees.
I believe that personal transformation and change are possible for everyone if they want it, and if they are willing to do the work involved in making change happen. If I didn’t believe that, I couldn’t do this work.
I also believe that I should be the kind of therapist I would want for myself: someone who’s an active participant in my change process, who supports my efforts to try new things, can help me to see things more clearly, and can help me build skills when necessary.
The people who get the most out of their involvement with me are willing to work, and take risks, and really trust that I’m in it with them. Making the decision to come to counselling isn’t easy. Making the decision to stay and figure things out more effectively, can be even harder. Either way, you’ve found yourself here today.
Am I the right therapist for you?
If you are looking for the therapist who will sit, expressionless, through your sessions, say nothing but nod while they take notes about you, you won’t find that here. Change is an active process, that needs engagement, and a willingness to take risks in order for something that isn’t moving, to begin to move again.
Now, onto the practical stuff:
For over a decade I’ve helped people move through challenging times. I appreciate how hard it can be to ask for help, and I know that when people finally reach out, its usually because they are feeling, in some ways, at their wit’s end.
I’ve learned that when given time, the right support, and the opportunity, people can create incredible change in their lives, and transform their relationships. It’s hard work, but it’s important work. We get one shot at living the best life we can. Why not work to make it a great one?
If you feel like I might be a good fit with you, please contact me.