Psychotherapy and Counselling
Change, growth, and healing occurs in the context of confidential, therapeutic interaction. In holding the importance of the therapeutic relationship as most valuable, as a registered psychotherapist, CRPO and certified counsellor and psychotherapist through OACCPP.
In the early sessions, I tend to be more active than my clients as I gather information, conceptualize the problem, develop a therapeutic alliance, and intervene to provide symptom relief. Reciprocal appreciation between myself and my clients encourages a working relationship that promotes greater understanding, openness, and flexibility in the client coping methods, and skills. Ultimately the success of therapy lies in my clients' understanding of themselves and what tools and assessments are most appropriate to their needs. The process is highly participatory and collaborative. It involves problem solving and the clients' sense of participation in his or her own journey.
Any appointment made follows a free 10 minute telephone contact where you are encouraged to ask relevant questions as I gain adequate information about you and your issue.
Personal problems can arise as a result of difficulties in one's personal life, or as the result of a MVA, workplace injury, military service or criminal act. Referrals are accepted from Employee Assistance Programs, insurance companies, Blue Cross approved for Veteran's Affairs, Ministry of Attorney General VQRP, WSIB, and First Nations Inuit Health.