My counselling pursuits began when I was a grade 10 student and my counsellor would throw me her keys to support a fellow student in her office.
I then began life as a child care counsellor, I worked for 16 years in the Coquitlam and Burnaby School Districts, doing front line mediation and support with at risk adolescents. I gradually completed my B.A. in Child and Youth Care Counselling at UFV (Abbotsford). I could not ignore my original passion of becoming a full fledged counsellor. So at the ripe old age of 40 I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria.
Since 2008 I have been working with a non profit organization as a family counsellor. I support children and parents around re uniting their family (if possible). I have been operating my private practice in South Surrey since 2012 and have provided services through face to face and phone counselling deliveries.
I am also a partner I have been married for over 20 years and continue to learn and work on how to enhance my relationship. I am also a parent of three children 2 boys aged 20 and 18 and a daughter aged 15. We have learned to enjoy activities as a family such as skiing and we are working on how to enjoy hiking together. I emphasize ‘working’ on because I believe relationships whether familial or intimate are continual works in progress. In my practice I have worked with primarily adults around trauma, (I use tools from TIR Traumatic Incident Reduction), couple counselling (I use methods and tools from John Gottman’s model), addictions, depression, and anxiety.