In my Nanaimo counselling practice I see couples, individuals, sibling groups and various combinations of family members as required. I work with clients from adolescence to the elderly. Although I maintain a broad based general practice, I have expertise (a combination of extensive training and experience) in a few areas.
My main area of expertise is in couples counselling. The model I work with is Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy or EFT. This is one of the most successful and scientifically validated models of couples therapy. I have several years of experience using EFT and have attained an Advanced designation in the certification process. For more details regarding my training a brief resume can be found in the Resume section of this site.
I have also worked with issues of anger and abuse counselling for 15 years in group and individual settings with both men and women. This is a specialized area in the counselling field to which I can bring a wide range of responses. The years of experience provide me with a unique insight into working with male clients that few therapists develop so fully.
In addition to the above my general practice includes counselling in the areas of:
marriage and relationship counselling
abuse counselling (emotional/physical/sexual)
post traumatic stress disorder
I approach my work with clients using a variety of methods or an eclectic approach. Some of the methods used in my work include cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, family of origin theory, gestalt therapy, hypno-therapy, Jungian psycho-therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and systems theory. After years of working in this field I am confident in my ability to implement the best approach at just the right time with the right person.
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