I bring my experience as a nurse, missionary, wife and mother, together with my years of living cross-culturally, to my work as a counsellor. I enjoy counselling individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of concerns, including:
- cross-cultural adjustments and missionary re-entry
- ministry issues
- relationships (family of origin, friends, marital, co-workers, etc)
- trauma and abuse
- depression and anxiety
- loss and grief resulting from bereavement or transitions
- career and life changes, including career counselling
- self-worth and self-compassion
- burnout and work related stresses
- spiritual concerns
The therapeutic approach I primarily use is Lifespan Integration therapy. This is a gentle yet effective modality that brings healing to a variety of symptoms including anxiety and depression, shame, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and trauma – both recent and childhood trauma. It helps create a greater sense of resilience, self-love and self-acceptance You can read more about this therapy at lifespanintegration.com
I am also available for debriefing for cross-cultural workers working overseas or in the home office.
As of September 2021 I am not seeing clients in person. All sessions are via Zoom. If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or another person, if you are in an immediate crisis, or if you are experiencing hallucinations, delusions or other psychotic symptoms then in-person counselling is required.
If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or another person, if you are in an immediate crisis, or if you are experiencing hallucinations, delusions or other psychotic symptoms online counselling is not recommended. In this siutation I may be able to give you names of other counsellors who might be able to meet with you in person. If you are experiencing a mental or physical crisis please contact your local emergency services for immediate help.
I am accountable to a well-qualified supervision team that ensures my knowledge, practice, and ethics is held to the highest of professional standards. In addition, I am a certified member of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP), and a reigstered member of the Assocation of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA). As part of my commitment to giving you good care I attend workshops, read journals and books, and collaborate with other professionals to enhance my knowledge and expertise.