Psychotherapist

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Bridge1 I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy treatment for individuals and couples, either short or long term. I am flexible and collaborative in setting goals with each client, according to their needs and priorities.

I can help you explore your inner experience, improve relationships with others, regulate your emotions in stressful situations, and make decisions about your life direction.

I am skilled in emotional processing to resolve inner conflict and promote integration. I can assist people with specific mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, find ways to manage these better. I incorporate strengths-based and cognitive-behaviour strategies when appropriate.

I see many people who struggle with the after-effects of trauma, supporting them to resolve their feelings, make sense of their experience, and deal with their symptoms more effectively. I am trained and experienced in helping those who’ve suffered complex trauma in childhood, including sexual, emotional or physical abuse. I offer safety, understanding and creative ways forward to regulate difficult emotions and gradually heal the sense of self.

My practice involves both verbal and experiential therapy, depending on the needs of the client. I use various techniques to help clients explore, process and make sense of their feelings and thoughts. I am experienced in the use of somatic processing, emotion-focused therapy and therapeutic touch in psychotherapy, and may incorporate these methods if appropriate, in consultation with the client.

I respect the worth of all individuals, regardless of gender identity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

 

SUPERVISION

 

I offer supervision to somatic psychotherapists and other practitioners who wish to include an awareness of bodily and affective experience in their work. I provide trauma-informed supervision to counsellors at a national sexual and family violence helpline. I practice empathically and collaboratively in my work as a supervisor, as well as with clients.

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