Secure Tele/Video Counselling In response to COVID-19
At the heart of my work is supporting people on a exploration of there inner world, to become increasingly aware of their own relational patterns, that, in turn, lead to internal working models which guide feelings, thoughts and expectations in relationships. I adhere to an attachment lens in my work as a systemic, experiential and process-oriented and relational therapist, drawing and utilizing approaches from Emotion-Focused therapy, Gestalt, and Somatic Experiencing theory to inform my practice.
Couples Counselling ( Emotion Focused Couples Therapy)
Emotion Focused Couple therapy combines both experiential process-oriented approaches and systemic therapies. Originally developed by Ottawa's own Dr. Susan Johnson, EFT revolutionized the field of couple therapy by introducing a new way of exploring couple dynamics through experiencing. I have had the honour of being a student and trainee of EFT since 2003.
Book recommendation: Hold Me Tight -Susan Johnson
Family Therapy (Emotional Focused- Family Therapy - EFFT)
I work with families, specifically those with adult children, to mend bonds and heal fractures within their relationships using systemic and experiential interventions. As an EFFT therapist with families, I focus on the emotional experiences and problematic patterns within the family system that block family members from accessing the source of their desired connection, to create new patterns and deepen emotional accessibility and responsiveness.
"EFFT provides a practical approach to engaging families at an emotional level. Accessing, processing, and connecting family members through the power of emotional experience promotes healing and fosters a family’s resilience to the everyday and unexpected challenges of life."
Emotionally Focused family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilence
-James L. Furrow, Gail Palmer, S.M Johnson, G. Faller and L. Palmer- Olsen
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, crpo.org
Registered Psychotherapist, (RP)
Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (camft.ca)
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT)
Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (oamft.ca)
Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, (aamft.org)
Clinical Fellow (MFT)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association ccpa-accp.ca
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
Since November 2003
Society for the Study of Culture and Psychiatry
McGIll Summer Institute in Transcultural Psychiatry
Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy™
Advanced Core Skills Training 2006
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
Somatic Experiencing™- Dr Peter Levine
Intermediate year of training
World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
Feelings of Anxiety
Feelings of persistent sadness
Coping with Change
Couple /Marital Distress
Rebuilding Trust /Affairs & Infidelities
Post Traumatic Stress
Recovery from Abuse
Family of Origin Conflict
Social Challenges to Identity
Personal Identity Development
Coping with Chronic Illness
Personal/Team Stress due to Organizational Change
Executive & Management Support
Addiction /Relapse (in conjunction with Tx)
Families wth Addiction
Return to work
Clinical Supervision is provided to psychotherapists interested in pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). In addition to qualifying for CRPO, am working towards my credentials as A supervisor with AAMFT/OAMFT and your hours can be used to towards these credential.
For more information please call: 613 523 0791.
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