Congratulations - your journey has begun! Thank you for reaching out and asking for help. This is such important work and I am very pleased to be able to work with you and support you every step of the way. Starting a process like this is perhaps one of the most challenging steps on the journey. So well done! It may feel daunting, exciting and nerve-wracking. However, long before we take that first step to change our life, the idea has been with us for months, sometimes years and we have been laying the foundation within.
I have been on a steep learning curve over the past decade. Learning about the power of belief. At this point in my life I am amazed at the extent to which it is our beliefs that dictate life. Beliefs we hold on so many levels. The idea, that beliefs truly do dictate life has significant implications for everyone, but especially when you are up against a serious life issue.
I work from the belief that we are all doing the best we can with the tools we have, even though our behaviours can sometimes suggest something quite different. Even if on the surface we appear to be working against ourselves and we are self-destructive, when we scratch the surface and dig a little deeper we can start to make sense of ourselves and our lives. We do make sense.
I grew up in England and moved to Canada in the 1980's. After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Acting from the University of Guelph, I found my passion for therapy while working and training as an actor. The exploration and techniques I learned to develop a character on stage were skills all people could use in their lives to cultivate self-awareness and healing. I left the drama on stage because I was so drawn to understand the drama in our own minds!