I grew up on Vancouver Island and feel so grateful to live, learn, and work on Stz'uminus territory. I spend my days walking in nature, connecting with clients, while always reading and learning everyday how to be a better helper.
I believe we each carry an abundance of inner-wisdom and resources that can help us transform our lives. Rediscovering or re-remembering this wisdom can help one overcome fear, achieve goals, and develop strategies for success in all areas of life.
Having always been inquisitive and open to learning different ways of knowing and being, my path to being a hypnotherapist and counsellor involved many twists and turns. Because of a tumultuous early life, I was sensitive and was seriously affected by the words of others. Words like, "You'll never be able to do that" pushed me to succeed and accomplish what I was told I would never be able to do. This eventually led to a 20-year healing journey to learn as much as I could about mind/body healing and practical communication. Throughout this journey I discovered my inner strength as I learned to reconnect my mind and body through yoga, meditation, and self-care. Yoga helped me to release stress, anxiety, and fear and find my inner confidence. Through teaching Yin yoga, I discovered a need to learn better counselling and communication skills and thus returned to school to study counselling through a degree in Child and Youth Care (CYC).
My journey ultimately led to learning hypnotherapy as a way to transform limiting beliefs that were preventing my personal forward momentum. I truly believe in hypnotherapy and want to share this amazing modality with others. I am now a certified counselling hypnotherapist as I employ hypnosis in combination with counselling in order to facilitate healing and promote well-being. I am also currently pursuing a MA degree in order to be a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC.
International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists (IACH) | Member # 217
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) | student member # S00155