In Person or Virtually
FNHA Mental Health Provider
You may be experiencing increased anxiety or sadness lately.
You may wish to feel more confident, more connected, more relaxed.
You may wish to increase your motivation, to get more out of life.
You may wish to identify or explore your goals.
You don't want it to be this hard. You don't want to be this angry.
You want to be happier and more fulfilled.
You may want to reduce OCD, Anxiety, or Depression.
You want your relationships to be better, perhaps deeper, richer; less difficult.
You may want to identify your dreams, and the steps to take to get closer to fulfilling those dreams.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or exhausted by the demands of parenting; if your children easily push your buttons or are not great at listening to you, I can help you find ways to communicate effectively with your child(ren) so that you can be the parent you want to be.
If you are a youth, I can help you develop strategies to communicate more effectively with your parent(s), and/or to deal more effectively with your emotions.
I offer approachable counselling services, online or in person, to help you on your journey. I can help you identify and remove barriers, allowing you to move forward with greater calm, clarity, confidence, and connection.
I acknowledge that I am a visitor on the traditional territory of the Quw'utsun People (Cowichan Tribes).
To start the conversation, reach out for a free 15-minute consultation with me, either in-person or virtually, or book your first 60-minute appointment.
If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right now, call the 24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1.888.494.3888
FNHA Provider. Your fees may be covered. Please ask me if you think you qualify.
Seeking counselling services may seem daunting and somewhat scary. At Safe Harbour you will find a warm, approachable environment to explore your concerns through easy therapeutic conversation and judgment-free listening. My overarching style is warm, authentic, and compassionate. Let me do the heavy lifting, you just bring you.
I am informed by a variety of therapeutic modalities which I integrate in my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of those I work with, including Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT), and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Through 1:1 therapeutic conversation, I will support you as you work toward becoming the best version of yourself, through becoming more attuned to yourself through mindfulness and personal growth. I help people develop strategies to better cope with anxiety, depression, grief, and loss. I can help you with negative or obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviours (OCD).
I can help you work though issues related to your identity, relationships, parenting, family, general communication, and self-esteem.
I help youth create better relationships with their parents and develop more helpful strategies and communication skills.
At Safe Harbour Counselling, I bring over 20 years of experience helping individuals through personal and family challenges. I work with adults, youth and children.
My pronouns are she/her.
I hold a degree in Child and Youth Care, a Masters in Counselling Psychology and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).
I am a Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Safe Harbour Counselling fees ($120/session) may be covered by your extended health benefits plan and direct billing may be available.
Safe Harbour Counselling Studio is a custom-built studio located in a beautiful residential neighbourhood near the Cowichan District Hospital. Privacy, designated parking and a client washroom are available for your comfort.
I am currently accepting new clients for in-person sessions, virtual video sessions (Zoom) or phone appointments. I abide by Standards of Practice and am bound by the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. My counselling office protocols follow the current provincial guidelines, the provincial Health Officer’s recommendations and WorkSafeBC. I book by appointment only Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Saturday or evening appointments as requested). For your free 15-minute chat to see if we are a fit, start the conversation by booking below. Subsequent 60-minute sessions are priced at the industry-standard, $120 CAD (plus $6 GST)