Groundwork Counselling services offers a professionally trained counsellor who is adept in numerous counselling strategies/theories to accommodate your issues and needs. Your personal insights, experience, and goals create the foundation for change and growth. Finding a good “fit” with a counsellor can be a difficult task. When discussing vulnerable issues, it is imperative that you feel comfortable with your therapist.
I was born and raised in Alberta. In Junior High, my family travelled North America for a year by motorhome. As as result I developed a love for travel, adventure, and different cultures. In 1989, I moved to beautiful British Columbia to pursue a softball scholarship at SFU and was spoiled by the lush forests, drizzly weather, and magnificent ocean. After completing my first psychology degree, I hit the road and cycled across Europe and the Middle east for a year. I returned to complete my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and am currently a registered clinical counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Over the past 15 years, I have worked extensively within the fields of mental health, addictions (substance/behavioural), and general practice. I am trained to work with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to working in my own general private practice, I work as a clincian at mental health and, I hold a contract working with the B.C. Responsible and Problem Gambling Program. Life is good and very busy!
I believe myself to be a very empathic and creative counsellor who is able to tailor therapy to each unique individual. My work is based on the philosophy that clients are strong, insightful, and capable in their pursuit of personal meaning and growth. The title "Groundwork" refers to the holistic and solution focused tools/insights that clients are able to acquire through therapy. If you are feeling lost, confused, or just plain stuck; I can help get your life back on track.
In my spare time, I love to smack the golf ball around, dive on the ball field and soak up the sun with a good book. I have 2 wonderful and beautiful teenage daughters and an amazing spouse. Rosie is our 5 pound watchdog who greets people at the door and is always available for a game of fetch.