I offer counselling for individuals and relationships of all types – friendships, romantic couples, platonic friendships, family members, queerplatonic relationship anarchists, and the good ole relationship from oneself to oneself.
I am interested in relationship counselling between more than just couples – friends, parent-child, carer-child, adult siblings, etc.
Adult sibling relationship counselling is an increasingly popular service. There are specific dynamics and issues with adult siblings that don’t occur in any other relationships – who will care for your ageing parents, who will pay for their increasing health needs, how to come together to confront an ageing abusive parents, etc.
I focus on growing self-awareness and self-advocacy.
I look at your family of origin experience and how that’s influenced you as you are today.
I consider your possible attachment styles and attachment wounds.
I am LGBTIQA+ experienced. I still volunteer for a parents of gender diverse youth support group.
Lived experience + professionally trained = best of both worlds
I don’t believe I’m an expert – I believe in working relationally and collaboratively with you.
I don’t want to talk at you and tell you what to do. I want to sit with you and listen and be curious about your experiences.
I believe all people have acts of resistance in times of trauma and hardship. It’s about pointing out those moments no matter how subtle and seeing where you resisted and fought back.
I have training in working with men who use power and control and violence. I believe in empowering and inviting these men to take responsibility.
I genuinely believe that change is always possible.