Daytime & Evenings Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
All. Debit cards also accepted
My approach with couples is delivered with care, honesty & confidence in Gottman strategies, proven to build strong, committed and trusting relationships. Couples have described the therapy experience as safe and restful...it takes so much energy to sustain a marriage steeped in conflict or misunderstanding.
My aim is to help cultivate an experience of a difference, to break the cycle of disconnection/contempt and support increased awareness of untapped inner and shared strengths and resources.
With the Gottman method as the compass, couples build communication and conflict repair skills, empathy, trust, intimacy and a sense of we.
My long history of working with families has greatly influenced my interest and practice as a couple's counsellor. Parental relationships offer the first template for children's relationships, impacting their ability to self-regulate, cope with stress and develop good mental health. My passion for couple work was first lit by my love of children and their dependency on the health of the environment around them.
My professional background...
I am a registered clinical counsellor & registered art therapist, university instructor & clinical supervisor, providing mental health services & supports in various roles since 1990. I am the Director at the Family Hope Clinic and SBOT award recipient for Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for Women in Surrey.
I specialize in the area of Self-Care for Professional Helpers/Counsellors and my research was highlighted at the 2015 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference.
I actively volunteer my time in the community and am both the Past President of the Canadian Mental Health Association Board of Directors South Fraser Region & Community Member for the Youth Advisory Committee that reports to the Langley Township Council and Mayor. I currently collaborate on the CYMHSU LAT and provide public education and speaking engagements about mental health.
Pre-Marital, Disabilities, Mental Health, Seniors & dementia/Alzheimer's, Missionary/Clergy, Family