Are you tired of ignoring your own needs, wants, and desires?
If so, you are in the right place.
You may have been called an over-achiever, an old soul, mature for your age, or a perfectionist as you worked hard to maintain a sense of stability, safety, and predictability in your life. You learned to care for the needs of others at the expense of your own, because this was the best way to survive, or you were lead to believe that your needs did not matter.
But you are starting to notice that there is a cost to ignoring your own feelings, and needs. Perhaps, you feel resentment towards others for not giving you the care you give to them. Maybe you feel a sense of emptiness or simply lost. When you ask yourself what you are feeling or what you want, you have no idea how to answer the question.
If you are ready to get curious about your inner world and to start focusing your energy on your own well-being and healing, I can help.
Counselling can offer a number of things to aide your healing
Tools for tending to those aching and sore parts of yourself.
Support you in leaning into joy, and finding space for ease and rest.
Develop a gentle curiosity about your inner world
A sense of support and of being less alone
A felt sense of care and compassion
A safe space to express your thoughts and feelings without judgement
A new way of looking at your situation, thoughts or feelings
Opportunities to learn and try new ways of coping with difficulty
I work along side people in their time of need and together we uncover their innate capacity for growth, resilience, and self-compassion.
As a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist
Hi! I'm Amy!
My holistic approach to counselling is informed by my experience and training in mindfulness, yoga, and somatic therapy, as well as solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. I recognize the importance of body, heart, mind and spirit in the healing process.
You might be wondering, do I need therapy?
This may come as a surprise, but you do not need to be in crisis to access counselling!
Starting counselling is a courageous act of self-care and can facilitate personal growth.
It can be helpful during times of uncertainty, change, loss or even times of stagnation.
I believe that we all have the innate capacity to grow, change and become our best selves.
I can help you in the process, but you already have this innate ability.
Virtual counselling services for residents of Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Being Highly Sensitive doesn't have to be so hard!
Counselling can help you find ways to honour your sensitive needs, so that your sensitive strengths shine through.
Do you feel ready to start taking care of YOU?
Counselling can help you build and set boundaries, practice self-care and develop self-compassion skills that enhance your relationship with yourself and others.
Compassion fatigue and burnout are real hazards of any helping profession, but you don't have to navigate them alone. Counselling can support you in burnout recovery & prevention so that you can create a career that is sustainable for you.