Much of my work focuses on trauma, which often means violent events, death of a loved one, but also includes traumatic experiences such as car accidents. Additionally, I work with clients who have issues around sexuality, sexual trauma, and living with HIV.
A troubling or terrifying event has an impact on the whole person – it is held in the body, changes ways of thinking, and often comes with an overwhelming set of emotional and behavioural responses. At times, these changes and responses are unhelpful and seriously affect people’s quality of life and their ability to move forward. Working together, we explore and come to understand your current responses. We identify tools that you can do to rebuild your life in a way that works for you.
I have been trained in using EMDR and so this approach is available for clients who choose to use it. EMDR is a world-renowned treatment option that has proven highly effective in treating post traumatic stress disorder. It has been shown to be effective in working through grief, phobias and chronic pain. EMDR helps you to reset troubling thoughts, emotions, and physical responses to trauma and difficult life events.
I also provide supervision for other registered counsellors.
I set my fees on a sliding scale to try to accommodate your financial situation.
Practice number 0463671
HPCSA number: PRC0011614