About Therapy

Probably the most important ingredient in effective psychotherapy is establishing a strong therapeutic relationship.  When you feel seen, respected and unconditionally supported, we can work deeply to achieve your therapy goals. 

As a psychotherapist and a human, my basic belief is hopeful and positive: that ultimately people are “good” and are striving for wellness and wholeness with the internal and external resources they have. Through counselling, including varying therapy approaches, and gentle support, I am committed to helping you unpack and leave behind stories and ways of coping that no longer serve your needs, while building resilience and new ways of relating to self and others.

As a life-long therapy-goer myself, I know it can be helpful to engage in counselling more frequently when things are rocky, and less often when things are going well.  My style of therapy is flexible and tailored to your needs.

I employ a range of therapeutic strategies and therapy approaches – through discussion and ongoing feedback, we will find the best combination of counselling modalities to meet your specific needs.  As the famous psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom said, 

 

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I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story

Some of the therapy approaches I commonly draw from are:

  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Somatic-informed therapy
  • Existential-based psychotherapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Affirming therapy for gender identity, sexuality 
  • Affirming therapy for neurodivergence
  • Sex/kink positive and body positive/HAES psychotherapy
  • Couples counselling including consensual non-monogamy 
  • Systemic approach – addressing and deconstructing the impact of systemic barriers; de-pathologize appropriate human responses to oppression 
  • Attachment-focused therapy
  • EFT-informed counselling (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Internal Family Systems-informed therapy
  • Trauma-informed psychotherapy
  • ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sometimes people come to therapy with an expectation that their counsellor will “fix them” in 6-8 sessions.  If you are looking for quick results for a relatively straightforward issue, a therapist who specializes in Brief Solution Focused Therapy may be most appropriate – I am happy to assist with referrals, as this is not a mode of psychotherapy I employ.

Contact Me

Please select book now to schedule an appointment or contact me if you have any questions. Psychotherapy in my Guelph office is available, or we can connect remotely via telehealth