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about me


I feel passionately about healing and counselling work and provide a warm and welcoming space for my clients. In my philosophy of care I believe you possess strengths and insights unique to you as an individual; my job is to hold space and draw on my tools to help you in the process of your own empowerment. I endeavour to offer you a safe space to unburden, heal and come home to yourself.


I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), hold a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling Psychology and have worked in the non-profit sector since my early twenties. I've worked with children, acted as an advocate for human rights, taught mindfulness, trauma-sensitive yoga, and counselled families experiencing effects of domestic violence. Over years my counselling practice has expanded to include individual and spiritually focused sessions and am honoured to work alongside several Nuu Chah Nulth communities on Vancouver Island. I welcome clients of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and faiths.

Outside of the counselling room I enjoy spending time with my dear friends, my community, my dog, spending time in the outdoors, listening to music and dancing. I am committed to staying engaged with my own healing practices so I am able to show up fully with my clients as they navigate theirs. I grew up within the Comox Valley and acknowledge I am a guest living on the territories of the people called K’ómoks (referring to themselves as Sahtloot, Sasitla, Ieeksun and Puntledge).

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