I have often described my work with people in broad terms: humanistic, client-centered, process-oriented, and integrated in terms of drawing on a number of therapeutic perspectives and approaches to change and self-development. This still holds true. The specific unfolding of the therapeutic process is as unique as each person who enters it. I maintain a deep respect for all that emerges in the course of facilitating healing, wholeness, and growth. I work with concepts of attention, awareness, acceptance and action in offering people the means by which to do their work and access their wisdom and strength.
These principles underlie my work with couples and families as well as individuals. Although the dynamics of relationships have a life of their own which bears examination if there is to be meaningful change, I never lose sight of each person’s needs, values, hopes and dreams. Relationships can only be as loving and authentic as the people in them.
Whether you are seeking individual, marital or family counselling services, the number of sessions and length of time you need to invest in therapy depends on what your goals are. Sometimes consultation may be all that is required to “get back on track”, while longer-term therapy is often required to change long-standing patterns of thinking and behavior, especially when self-awareness may be lacking. We will work together to ensure a mutual understanding of what you would like to accomplish and what it will take to get there.