I am a psychotherapist, mother, and former lawyer. I came into therapy first as a client, seeking support for my own challenges as a woman and mother, and as part of a couple raising a neuro-diverse child. Through therapy, I have also faced family legacies of immigration, addiction and perfectionism. My personal experience is that therapy works: talking with another person in a safe, accepting, and professional space is a powerful way to unravel distress, tolerate challenges, and handle life events and changes.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, drawing from psychodynamic, developmental, and existential/humanistic traditions. At the core, I work relationally, believing that the “fit” between client and therapist most supports meaningful change. In my experience, I know that one type of therapy does not fit all. So, through dialogue, I actively collaborate with each client along their unique process to find what works.
Through my varied work with clients for over 6 years, I draw on a range of therapeutic tools, some of which include:
- – Exploring the impact of early experiences and culture on development
- – Understanding how trauma is stored in the body and mind
- – Learning mindfulness as a tool for self-regulation and self-compassion
- – Using storytelling and metaphor safely to explore our inner world
- – Discerning our capacity to make choices
I am a graduate of Metanoia Institute in London, UK, with a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Relational Counselling and a Masters in Science in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am professionally registered as a Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (Registration No. 2011164014) and also as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (Registration No. 2738).
I have also taken specialist training in trauma & PTSD, domestic violence, mindfulness, perfectionism, parenting and autism.