I am a mother of five children and have faced many of my own challenges along life's journey. I have been passionate about psychology and counselling for as long as I can remember but took my time attaining my goal of becoming a Master's level counsellor. I embrace an optimistic outlook on human functioning and success, believing that we are all driven by a need to grow and become better throughout our lives.
Some of us though, are held back by the family dynamics we grew up in, by our fears, or by simply not knowing where to start. From this perspective, my purpose is to simply help you tap into the internal strengths you already possess but are finding difficulty connecting with. I count it an honour to be invited into the stories of others, and look forward to sharing in your journey as you take a more active role in directing the storyline.
My path to becoming a counsellor was probably atypical. I knew early on that I had a deep desire to do this work. I always received feedback that I was a good listener, that I possessed unique insights for facing the common problems we all inevitably come up against. Loss, pain, betrayal, depression, disappointment, anxiety - live long enough and you'll soon find yourself familiar with some of these.
As I sought and received support to face my own personal areas of challenge - and experienced the growth that allowed for healing, the desire to use all I had learned to help others also grew. This led me to pursue my degree later in life which, I believe, allowed for a greater assimilation of my lived experience with the knowledge of psychology and human behaviour - yielding a much richer, deeper understanding.