It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you. If you have landed here you might be considering support on a deeper level, in crisis , grieving or ready to shift patterns in your relationships both personally and professionally, welcome!
A Partnership in Growth
I offer a supportive, client centred, and trauma informed approach. Through our work together we will explore, gain understanding and expand your skills for processing and managing difficult emotions, restoring a sense of self and agency, exploring purpose and direction, healing past trauma and developmental wounds and cultivate a deeper connection and access to the wisdom and strength that is already within you.
Therapy has the benefit of creating the conditions for shifting debilitating patterns of thought and emotional activation, bringing compassion and self befriending to your experiences and with the support of a therapeutic relationship gain more insight into relationships and possibilities for choice.
We all have times in life where what we are doing is just not working and we feel stuck in our situation, this is the perfect time for counselling. You don’t have to carry the load alone, together we can find solutions and bring relief and possibility to what feels unmanageable. Taking the step towards counselling is already setting into motion better outcomes, and I look forward to meeting you here.
A Place for Healing
I have been a body centred therapist for over 25 years and now through the lens of Somatic Psychotherapy and Person – Centred Counselling I bring skills of empathy and insight into our journey. I offer a sensitive multicultural perspective and awareness for all those who enter the counselling process including persons with marginalized identities. No matter your gender, age or ability my commitment is to bring curiosity, interest and compassion to our work as I join you on your unique journey.
If this is your first time in counselling or you have had less than pleasing experiences with counselling in the past, know that I offer a safe place and feeling a little nervous is absolutely normal and expected. I honour the courage it takes to start therapy and to find the right support needed for healing and change.
With the right support that is safe and responsive to your experience makes all the difference in your success. I look forward to offering you the best care I can and to join you on this adventure within! Contact me
Companion dogs are welcome please let me know if you would like to bring yours to session or enjoy the company of my pup Pepper.
Anxiety – Depression – Stress – Grief and Loss – Life Transitions –
Parenting – Addiction/Recovery – Relationship and Health Issues – LGBTQ2+
Person-Centred Therapy – Gestalt – Narrative Therapy
CBT – Mindfulness – Attachment – 12step – Relational Somatic Therapy
Where to Start
We will book a 15 minute Free telephone consultation. This check in will allow a brief chat to see what you would like to address in therapy and to see if my skills meet your needs.
Contact me or Call 250-505-3932
How it Works
Counselling Sessions offered by: Telephone ~ Online ~ In – Person ~ Walk & Talk
These days clients have the ability to choose how they would like to meet for their therapy sessions. Some of my clients find that having more than one option like Video ( Zoom or TeleHealth), In- Person, Walk & Talk or the Phone for our sessions is helpful and allows for more flexibility and possibility. I am happy to work with your to find the best fit or combination.
Once we book your session I will enter you on my online booking sight under Lotus Thai Massage and Wellness. You will fill out an Intake Form that includes consent forms regarding confidentiality and cancellation policies. You will also receive 2 reminders by email before our appointment.
National & International Sessions : For outside of British Columbia or outside Canada I will strive to make appointment times that work for you. You may pay for sessions in US or Canadian Dollars.
- 1 hour (50 min) Therapy Session – $120
- 1.5 hour (80 min) Therapy Session – $165
Pricing includes 5% GST
Sliding scale: If you are in financial need I am happy to discuss possible rate adjustments to support your commitment to care.
Payment methods: Credit card, E transfer, and Cash *clients outside of Nelson, BC will be required to send payment or credit charged before online sessions.
Insurance: Please contact your provider to see if they will accept Registered Therapeutic Counsellors. Some Insurance providers will consider RTC under Clinical Counselling only if Registration is from my counselling association ACCT( Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists). If you need assistance in either navigating this process or would like to submit a request for coverage please let me know. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.