WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Connection and Understanding
Counselling is applied psychology that helps clients by developing connection and understanding. My goal is not to provide answers, as a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist might, but to listen to you and support you in finding your own solutions.
My individualized process is guided by your needs, wants, beliefs, and values. As a counsellor, my focus is on helping you change. I use many approaches to support you: active listening, empathy, targeted psychological and social interventions, thought exercises, and goal setting.
I help you understand how changing can improve your quality of life and how to take those difficult steps towards self-improvement. Our relationship will be based on mutual respect, empathy, professionalism, respect for diversity, and a focus on your rights to confidentiality and autonomy.