I am a caring professional with over 20 years of experience working in diverse community settings and in private practice. My therapeutic, supervision and consulting approaches are those of warmth, collaboration, relationship building and lack of judgment.

I believe once trust and safety is in place, we are able to slow down and notice parts of ourselves that matter, have been forgotten, unseen and unspoken, and where strength can be accessed. Clients say that my work with them brings back hope, fresh insights, relief and opportunity for change and transformation.

I worked as a counsellor for Vancouver Coastal Health in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for many years, and since 2011 have provided support for mental health professionals, first responders, non-profit community organizations and individuals.

Professional Credentials Training and Education:
  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors – Registered Clinical Counsellor and Accredited Clinical Supervisor – Current
  • BCACC Family Law Training – June 2022

  • Queering Mental Health Conference -April 2022

  • EVA BC Training Forum – November 2022

  • AEDP Transforming Resistance Monthly Learning Series – 2021/2022

  • Undoing Racism workshop – PISAB, 2021

  • Centering Ethics in Group Supervision – City University, Vancouver, 2019
  • First Responder Trauma and Resilience Training, 2018
  • Endorsed as a Culturally Competent Clinician by the British Columbia Professional Firefighters Association (BCPFFA), 2018
  • Clinical Supervision Course – American Association Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012
  • Front-Line Leadership Program, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, 2007
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, City University, Vancouver, 2001
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Organization, University of Cape Town, 1993
Training and Models Used:

Various evidence-based and integrative approaches influenced by ongoing and extensive training, professional development and supervision in:

  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy -Level 2)
  • Insight oriented therapies
  • Cognitive Based Therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy