For Individuals

We all need connection, and yet sometimes we find ourselves alone and isolated, or in relationships that feel lonely, disappointing, stressful or emotionally threatening. Perhaps you have unexpressed or unmet needs or feel disconnected from your needs in a significant way. Many people who come to our office feel misunderstood, unseen/unheard, anxious, stressed/overwhelmed.

To support meaningful and long-lasting growth, your therapist will sit down with you in a relaxed way and listen carefully to what brings you in. Your therapist will ask questions to really get to know you and deeply understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences including sensations in your body and nervous system. We place great importance on being fully present and nonjudgemental, supporting you to notice and make sense of what you experience. The relationship we create within your therapy process is solely focussed on your needs.

While practicing from presence, we bring a relational and embodied approach that is informed by ongoing learning. This contributes to the supportive relationship your therapist will seek to have with you, attending to your emotional safety, a process which is both integrative and emotionally regulating. Our intention is to support your capacity for wholeness, authenticity, and connectedness in relationships.

Areas of Focus

Here are a few, but by no means all, of the things that may bring people into our office:

Issues in relationships, including feeling shut down or overwhelmed/out of control

Relationship loss including separation, divorce, bereavement

Current or past trauma, emotional, physical, sexual abuse & neglect, attachment trauma

Feeling self-critical, not good enough, unworthy/ashamed

Overwhelmed by emotions, including anxiety, hopelessness, sadness, anger, depression, guilt, and shame

Feeling disconnected and shut down

Stuck in the cognitive world, cut off from emotions

Dealing with transition, feeling unsettled, at a crossroads

If you are seeking a Counsellor / Psychotherapist in Burnaby and would like to explore whether one of our therapists is a good fit for your needs, please feel free to schedule an appointment online, or request for a 20-minute complimentary consultation.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
- Pema Chodrön