Professional Counselling Services for the Whole Family
Please note that all sessions are currently conducted by telephone or online through a secure video platform with end-to-end encryption.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, and adhere to their code of ethics and high standards of practice. I am also on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and hold a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science/Family Systems Therapy from LIOS/Bastyr University (1996). I am also a certified Parent Consultant and Course Facilitator through the Neufeld Institute, and have a private practice called Heart Matters at the Matraea Centre in Duncan.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked with family service agencies, community mental health clinics and schools.
I offer personal counselling for adults and adolescents as well as couples counselling. Common issues include anxiety, grief and loss, relationship challenges, family of origin work and life transitions.
I also offer parent consulting for parents of children from toddlerhood to adulthood. Inspired by the Neufeld approach, and based on a developmental perspective, I support parents in dealing with their children’s challenging, troubling or confusing behaviour. I help to find ways to make sense of these behaviours as well as to find practical strategies for addressing the difficulties. I aim to help parents to preserve their relationship with their children despite their struggles.
To book a phone consultation for parenting concerns or to book an office visit for counselling or parent consultation, please click on the above button. Please allow 48 hours for a reply.
Be sure to visit my Frequently Asked Questions page
You may also enjoy reading more about the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld whose approach to child development and parenting serves as a foundation for my counselling practice.