When people experience severe life stressors it’s not uncommon for them to feel their lives unraveling. Depression and grief can undermine the well-being of both clients and their families. My great passion is in supporting those who are losing faith in themselves, or have faced stressful life challenges like death, divorce, newly blended families, or a life-stage transition, become reconnected with themselves. I believe in the importance of helping clients find solutions to dilemmas, and improve their relationships with others.
As a Registered Professional Counselor with a BA from the University of Victoria and a Master's degree from the University of British Columbia, I've been teaching and lecturing at universities for 20 years. I've lectured at the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University, and Royal Roads University.
In my career as a professional writer, and Instructor, I am dedicated to the development of self-expression, compassion and empathy through writing. In my career as a professor at the University of Victoria I have a proven commitment to imparting knowledge, and empowering others. Professional Counselling has allowed me to bring all that I know and continue to learn, into the compassionate service of helping others.
I'm a Writing professor, a published author, and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (a member of Associations for Counselling Therapists in B.C.) I'm covered by most insurance companies: Manulife, Equitable, Pacific Blue Cross, and Sun Life.