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Therapeutic Approach

 

My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic and constructivist theories which means I believe the relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for fostering change and growth; therefore, I strive to create a safe, comfortable environment for my clients. As well, I focus on understanding my client’s worldview and pay particular attention to the client process of meaning making and how a client's lived experience shapes their thoughts, beliefs and feelings.

 

Overall, I integrate interventions from a range of therapeutic frameworks. I am influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Emotion-Focused, Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to treatment. With each approach, I identify and highlight client strengths and resources in order to build upon his or her inherent resilience and sense of hope. I believe clients possess the strength and ability needed to move past obstacles which hinder growth. My role is to facilitate the client’s development of self-awareness, and knowledge of steps needed to create change. Together, we will explore your concerns and identify your needs to develop a counselling plan to address primary concern(s). As we work together we will continue to reflect on the counselling process to ensure we are working towards your goals.

206 - 38142 Cleveland Avenue

Squamish, BC

Tel: 604-848-4477

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