counselling & therapy approach
I take a person-centred, trauma-informed, and solution-focused approach to working with my clients that balances curiosity, compassion, challenge and acknowledgement. I draw upon various therapeutic approaches that best fit my clients’ circumstances including acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, existential, masculine archetypes, rational-emotive, solution-focused and voice dialogue.
My goal is to help advance my clients along their therapeutic journey, so they can reignite new levels of motivation, reclaim their confidence, and reinforce their capability to lean into life’s unexpected challenges with resilience and resolve.
Awareness + Will + Committed Action = Desired Results
Therapeutic counselling for men can be a profoundly rewarding and healing experience that at times, can be heavy and serious, but it is more often inspiring, empowering and even enjoyable.
I support my clients to better cope with challenges to their mental health and well-being. Together, we face whatever challenge confronts them, so they don’t have to handle challenges alone or stay stuck in self-limiting beliefs or self-destructive behaviours.
Typical sessions will address themes these themes:
mental health themes
Being a man today can be tough. Many guys find it hard to handle their emotions and thoughts because they hear things like “real men don’t ask for help,” “big boys don’t cry,” or “man up!” These phrases make some men believe that being a man means they have to figure everything out on their own, hide their feelings, and never admit they need help.
This is where the problems begin. Many men think asking for help makes them seem weak or incapable. These outdated ideas don’t leave much room for men to reach out and get the support they need. So, most men learn to repress their pain.
If this pain isn’t dealt with, it can lead to unhelpful behavior like depending too much on others, not keeping agreements or commitments, or buying into limiting beliefs that make life harder. Men think it’s easier to keep their pain inside and suffer quietly. But facing life’s challenges alone isn’t what makes someone a man, more so learning how to communicate honestly, and with vulnerability.
The good news is, you’re the expert on your own life. You know what’s best for you and what does or doesn’t work. The problem is, many men struggle to express their feelings or needs in words, and that’s where I can help.
I focus on helping men from all walks of life discover their full potential. I help them become better partners, fathers, sons, friends, and brothers by uncovering and developing the mature, strong parts of themselves that may lie dormant or need to be reawakened.
We’ll figure out your purpose, reignite your passions, explore what’s possible, and unlock your potential…together.