I provide counselling for individuals, couples
and groups on a wide range of issues including post-traumatic stress
reactions, sexuality, relationships, eating disorders, self-esteem
and depression. Area of specialization is with adult survivors of
childhood abuse and other family dysfunctions. A particular interest
is working with couples where one or both of the partners is a survivor
of childhood trauma. I also work with couples experiencing infertility.
Some of my clinical approaches include EMDR, DNMS, creative processes
such as journaling and art therapy, hypnosis and Imago Relationship
I have been in private practice since 1987 and I found that learning
I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC in 1993.
Before that I obtained a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from Carleton
University in 1984. I got a BA from Simon Fraser University in 1978.
I first became interested in this work as a volunteer with the Ottawa
Rape Crisis Centre in the early 1980’s.
I have taken numerous workshops and seminars since l984. Frequent
continuing education topics have included trauma, dissociation,
couples counselling, sexuality, sexual orientation, addiction, self
injurious behaviours and eating disorders.
I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, 1996, Advanced
Clinician, 1999 and Certified Imago Workshop Presenter (2008). I
have completed training in EMDR ( Level II, 1995) and in DMNS (2003).
I have also completed courses on clinical supervision through AAMFT,
City University and the Justice Institute of B.C.