Clinical Consultation, Supervision & Therapy


BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE?  WRESTLING WITH COMPLEXITIES?  

In supervising and supporting therapists I repeatedly experience profound respect for the energy, capacity and commitment my colleagues offer to their clients’ wellbeing. I have easily leaned into the role of feeling supportive, encouraging and protective, always aware of the incredible opportunity that these relationships offer for mutual growth. As therapists we are specialized in being “other” focused in our caregiving and it is crucial that we have safe connected peer relationships in which we can focus on and get support for the “me” within the “we” of our relationships with our clients.

CONSULTATION 


I offer one on one, pair, and group consultation. You bring your needs, challenges, questions, and goals and we work on them together in a flexible and collaborative way which integrates theory to the degree you are interested.  A rich part of our work can be to use present moment body focussed awareness and reflection to notice and name changes in nervous system states. We can also explore the attachment style of your client as well as the attachment style that you lean toward with different clients. If you have a colleague who you relate well with, doing this work in pairs can help you both deepen your learning by having a partner to both share costs and consult with on a regular basis.

INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY CONSULTATION GROUP

With five years IPNB study and practice well integrated “in my system”, I am bringing together clinicians interested in exploring how this powerful theory can illuminate and vitalize their work. I’m told that one of my strengths is in using embodied language to convey the real potential of this integrative approach. IPNB highlights embodied nervous system realities that we need to use to better focus our efforts in therapeutic practice. Internalizing this wisdom deepens and increases our capacity and confidence as practitioners. I share lots of resources, guide discussion, ensure safety, inclusion, and equity in our learning space, while supporting an integrative exploration of your work.

I have supported therapists to integrate IPNB knowledge into their work with individuals, families, preschool therapy groups, school aged and teen therapy groups, as well as in parenting groups.

This consultation group is a cost effective way for you to enrich or re-vitalize your practice while exploring these most compelling new developments in the art and science of therapeutic practice. The first group session is complimentary.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION 


Clinical Supervision requires clearly defined goals and session frequency. If you are seeking Clinical Supervision, let’s have a conversation to determine the best plan according to your needs.  I am happy to provide supervision to supplement the hours which you receive in your practicum location or workplace and I have experienced this type of arrangement working well. I am registered with both the BCACC and the BCCSW, and can support those working toward registration in either organization.

THERAPY 


The deepest development I have experienced, as well as supported others with, combines consultation with periods of deeper therapy work to integrate the learning in a personal way. It is crucial to pay attention to readiness, safety and interest, and when it fits, to make use of our relationship to support your integration of implicit energy and narrative from within, increasing harmony amongst parts of self. At their best, consulting relationships are highly integrative, and a more deeply integrated you means a more effective you for Holding Space with your clients.

VICARIOUS TRAUMA & COMPASSION FATIGUE


It is always a good idea for us to engage in strategic self care activities and relationships that nurture our sense of belonging and support our sense of being alive, energized and connected.  It is even more important if you are experiencing symptoms of being triggered, or significantly depleted by your clinical work. We can explore what is happening for you and what you may need. With the load many counsellors/therapists face in a variety of work places, this can be a real and significant risk, even for those of us with excellent boundaries and self care practices.

STAYING CURRENT?

In supervising and supporting therapists I repeatedly experience profound respect for the energy, capacity and commitment my colleagues offer to their clients’ wellbeing. I have easily leaned into the role of feeling supportive, encouraging and protective, always aware of the incredible opportunity that these relationships offer for mutual growth. As therapists we are specialized in being “other” focused in our caregiving and it is crucial that we have safe connected peer relationships in which we can focus on and get support for the “me” within the “we” of our relationships with our clients.

CONSULTATION 


I offer one on one, pair, and group consultation. You bring your needs, challenges, questions, and goals and we work on them together in a flexible and collaborative way which integrates theory to the degree you are interested. A rich part of our work can be to use present moment body focussed awareness and reflection to notice and name changes in nervous system states. We can also explore the attachment style of your client as well as the attachment style that you lean toward with different clients. If you have a colleague who you relate well with, doing this work in pairs can help you both deepen your learning by having a partner to both share costs and consult with on a regular basis.

NOT IN THE VANCOUVER AREA?


In my experience, Skype and GoToMeeting can be good ways to connect for consultation when distance is a barrier. One session can usually help us determine if it can work well to support you. I am comfortable working this way with individuals as well as pairs and groups.

INTERESTED IN INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY?


This is one of my favourite and energizing ways to understand clients and the relationship needs that they bring to therapy as well as the therapy relationship itself. IPNB  explores the ways that our minds, brains and relationships are interacting with each other all the time, in conscious and non-conscious ways. If this is something you are interested in,  I’m happy to dive into this work with you. “Dive” is the term used passionately by Daniel Siegel, and it’s with great affection that I offer it to you; the concept of “diving” captures the wonderful stimulating adventure ahead!

INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY CONSULTATION GROUP

With five years IPNB study and practice well integrated “in my system”, I am bringing together clinicians interested in exploring how this powerful theory can illuminate and vitalize their work. I’m told that one of my strengths is in using embodied language to convey the real potential of this integrative approach. IPNB highlights embodied nervous system realities that we need to use to better focus our efforts in therapeutic practice. Internalizing this wisdom deepens and increases our capacity and confidence as practitioners. I share lots of resources, guide discussion, ensure safety, inclusion, and equity in our learning space, while supporting an integrative exploration of your work.

I have supported therapists to integrate IPNB knowledge into their work with individuals, families, preschool therapy groups, school aged and teen therapy groups, as well as in parenting groups.

This consultation group is a cost effective way for you to enrich or re-vitalize your practice while exploring these most compelling new developments in the art and science of therapeutic practice. The first group session is complimentary.


VICARIOUS TRAUMA & COMPASSION FATIGUE


It is always a good idea for us to engage in strategic self care activities and relationships that nurture our sense of belonging and support our sense of being alive, energized and connected.  It is even more important if you are experiencing symptoms of being triggered, or significantly depleted by your clinical work. We can explore what is happening for you and what you may need. With the load many counsellors/therapists face in a variety of work places, this can be a real and significant risk, even for those of us with excellent boundaries and self care practices.

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FEES

50 minute individual sessions are $125

90 minute consultations in pairs are $110 each

2 hour groups are $50 per session

Fees are paid at the end of each session by credit card, cheque, cash, or PayPal.

Transformation occurs only when we remember, breath by breath… To move toward our emotional distress without condemning or justifying our experience”
Pema Chödron