How I Work

My Approach

My approach is nonjudgmental, respectful, objective, grounded, authentic, caring, and supportive.

I approach the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration, one in which the client’s needs, goals and priorities guide the focus of the therapeutic conversation.

Careful, respectful listening is a high priority for me; I share thoughts, reflections, and give supportive feedback where appropriate and helpful.

I use current, evidence-based approaches.

I work from a strengths-based perspective.  At all times I recognize the client’s strengths, competence, and capabilities.

I accept and respect my clients for who they are.

It is an honour for me to do this work, and I take seriously the trust that clients place in me.

Therapies I Use

Depending on client needs and concerns, I predominantly use the following therapies, which are used in an integrative way in my clinical practice:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Focuses on working with negative thoughts (cognitions), and engaging behavioural strategies to reduce distress and enhance feelings of well-being.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy
    Helps to generate new ideas and solutions after initially exploring problem areas.

  • Human Systems & Relationship-Based Approaches
    Provide individuals with relational concepts and skills, such as differentiation, boundaries, and communication. 

  • Motivational Interviewing
    Uses reflective listening to help the client explore all sides of a situation and consider different options.

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
    Helps to expand self-awareness with regard to unhelpful or limiting personal patterns.