Developmental & Educational Psychologist
I am a certified and licensed Psychologist and therapist. I provide professional counselling and various approaches to therapy to people of all ages. I specialize in identifying and working with children and youth with emotional, learning & developmental challenges.
With specialized training and extensive experience. Through collaboration, I will use evidence based approaches to best meet my clients needs.
Having worked in different countries across different cultures,I have been exposed to a variety of different individuals, and settings which has moulded me to work with each and every client of mine in a manner that suits them best. Grounded in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and strengths based approaches to guide you towards empowerment and resilience. I have the belief that you have everything you need to heal within you - I just help bring it out.
I welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences. I believe in cultural diversity and appreciate everyone's differences. My goal is to always educate myself and advocate for marginalized communities.
Counselling & Therapy Services
Counselling is often initiated when people have a desire for change in some aspect of their life. I will work collaboratively to help you develop and achieve your goals while improving your mental health and overall wellness. Counselling may help you gain clarity and insight and improve your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. Personal growth and self-development is a life-long journey and this process will help with that. The number of counselling sessions needed depends on the complexity of your goals and on other factors that will be discussed.
Relationship and Couples Counselling is for people who are working on repairing, building, strengthening, and maintaining their relationships. These relationships can be between two or more romantic partners (open, polyamorous, consensual non monogamy, etc.) or it could be between friends, families, or colleagues. I use approaches like the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and other relationship counselling techniques. Often times, people seek counselling to increase their connection, improve their communication, and find a sense of meaning in their relationships. There are many factors that can "disrupt" the harmony between people such as unhealthy communication or behaviours, feelings of disconnection, present betrayal, guilt, or hurt, healing from past relationships, fear and worries around intimacy and sex, inability to be vulnerable, and emotional blockages or misattunement, and a variety of other factors. The process of relationship and couples counselling is a respectful, compassionate, and exploratory approach in working collaboratively to unpack both healthy and unhealthy ways of being with each other so that all parties can move forward with more clarity, confidence, understanding, and ease. Usually by the end of this journey, you'll not only learn more about yourself but also those around you. You'll be equipped with a new understanding of relationships overall and how to authentically connect with others in a way that aligns with your values.
Child & Youth Therapy
We all know that it takes a village to raise a child. In today’s world, the village is often hard or near impossible to find. Support systems are important; parents do the best they can, but may lack the tools to tackle bigger issues in their children’s lives such as loss, divorce, challenges at school, bullying, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues or substance misuse. Therapy can help because children and youth often feel more comfortable opening up to an unbiased third party. Children and youth today may be under more pressure than ever before, but this period of life is also full of opportunities for cultivating resilience and wellness. Bad habits can be more easily shifted during childhood due to the brain’s incredible capacity for transformation early in life. Healthy habits developed during this stage of life can evolve into inner strengths and resources that children can carry with them into the rest of their lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach that deals with the way in which clients think about themselves, other people and the world. The outside world affects how we think and feel about ourselves and as a result, our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help a person to change the way they think about thoughts and feelings, but it is not like other types of talk therapy. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on current issues and challenges that affect the client right now. It doesn't consider the past issues that caused distress, but rather looks for solutions that can improve the client's state of mind in the moment. Much of CBT involves looking at thought distortions that can affect mood and are affected by mood, and helps client examine and challenge distorted thinking patters. CBT can help a range of problems, from OCD, PTSD, bulimia, stress, phobias and other issues that might seem overwhelming to the client, by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Spectrum Psychology LTD
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