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How can I help you?
My approach to counselling is holistic, which means that I consider all aspects of an individual – mind, body and spirit, as well as social context (intimate relationships, family, friends, work/school/retirement). Sometimes we need to address more than one area of our life in order to move forward.
Counselling is an opportunity to create positive change in one’s life. This process may be just a few sessions to learn some new strategies for coping with a particular challenge or it may be a decision to do some significant inner work to address a long standing issue. Either way, we will work towards your stated goals and regularly review your progress. I offer practical tools such as, relaxation and grounding tools, challenging negative thoughts, self-compassion, assertiveness and mindfulness skills. In addition, I offer reading suggestions and skills to practice between sessions.
I also offer the opportunity to do some deeper processing work for those wanting relief from painful life experiences such as childhood/adult traumas, accidents, assault, PTSD, divorce, illness, grief and loss.
I have training and certification in the following approaches:
Research has shown that the most important factor in successful therapy (creating change) is the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. As it turns out, it matters less about the type of therapy that a therapist offers and much more about a good ‘fit’ between therapist and client. Clients need to feel safe and comfortable with the therapist’s approach. I offer a free 30-minute consultation by phone to answer questions and to allow you to determine whether there is a good ‘fit’ before booking an appointment.
How I work with an individual who is living/dealing/struggling with substance use disorder.
For more than 20 years, Debbi has applied continuous personal development to build her expertise as a counsellor.
How I work with someone who lives, has lived and loves someone who is struggling with substance use disorder.
We help you rebuild your relationship with yourself – the relationship that is most often the first casualty of addiction in families. Investing in your own health is an effective motivator for your loved ones to do the same for themselves.
“On this sacred path of Radical Acceptance, rather than striving for perfection, we discover how to love ourselves in wholeness”
– Tara Brach
“Connecting the dots of our lives, especially the ones we would rather erase or skip over, requires equal parts self-love and curiosity.” Brené Brown
– Brené Brown
“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique”
– Walt Disney