Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby today to start experiencing a transformed life.
Thank you for visiting my website. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and ask for what we need. There are lots of counselling options out there and it’s hard to know where to start. I believe you are at the right place.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and hold a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree and a Master of Counselling degree.
For over 20 years, I have been supporting individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations. I take a compassionate, genuine, and respectful approach with clients, building trust along the way to make effective and long-lasting change.
When you come into my office in Burnaby (or as I like to call it my living room), you will be put at ease as we explore your concerns together. I will help you recognize and shift unhealthy patterns and make choices that are aligned with your values. You will gain insights into your life experiences and be encouraged to make solid changes to your life and relationships.
Although I work with a diverse clientele, I am known for helping couples. I have extensive experience with premarital counselling and couples counselling. Clients appreciate my ability to quickly assess the root causes of their relationship problems and provide practical and transformative skills to make long-term positive changes.
One of my passions is teaching about mental health and wellness. Over the years, I have led hundreds of pre-marital workshops and have regularly partnered with organizations throughout the Metro Vancouver area speaking about mental health related issues. This has earned me a reputation for being a trusted source for providing exceptional clinical service to the community.
I believe in empowering the next generation of therapists, and enjoy teaching and supervising Masters level students in counselling skills and theory. My approach is in creating a fun and safe learning environment that makes it easy to learn, make mistakes, and grow. One of my greatest joys is witnessing novice therapists develop personally and become master therapists over the years.
I’ve been certified in specialized evidence-based counselling approaches such as Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Attachment-based Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. My expertise and experience have helped me to achieve consistent success with clients.
Furthermore, I am a Certified Daring Way™️ Facilitator-Candidate for Brené Brown’s work on shame resilience, vulnerability, and courage. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.
Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby to see how I can assist with your unique situation.
Are you planning on getting married within the next year? Are all your thoughts and attention focused on planning the big day?
Most couples who enter into marriage pour all their energy and resources into having the perfect wedding day but put little or no thought into how they will have a happy, lasting marriage. In fact, many people who enter into marriage still have unresolved problems, questions, fears, and doubts about their union, but still take the plunge anyway – and hope for the best.
Most of us can’t imagine how two people who are so “in love” can end up in divorce. We don’t plan on having a bad marriage or think about divorce when we say our “I do’s”. In fact, we think the exact opposite. We believe that we have what it takes to have a happy, healthy, lasting marriage. That’s why we get married. But do we really have what it takes?
Unfortunately, statistics show that 50% of marriages end up in divorce. And of the 50% who stay together, half of these couples are unhappily married (we see many of them in counselling). If we come from a family of divorce, the chances of divorce are even greater.
The small issues that couples have during courtship become full-blown issues in marriage. Time doesn’t make them better. And having kids seems to compound the problem. Marriage isn’t the “happily ever after” we envisioned.
Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby can help. We are specialized in pre-marital counselling services – from group workshops to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor. We utilize inventories and tools to help you become aware of potential pitfalls and blind spots in your relationship. The goal is to empower you to be proactive in building a strong foundation early in your marriage.
Through personalized assessments, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses in your relationship and provide the tools and skills to maintain a healthy marriage. Furthermore, we help you to understand why some marriages succeed and others fail.
You will gain hands-on experience in learning proven methods of effective communication and conflict resolution. We examine all major areas of marriage, including:
Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby to learn how we can equip you for a healthy and joyful lifelong marriage.
At Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby, we offer various services for couples including:
We offer research-based methods to help you improve on issues such as:
We work with you to analyze how the relationship turned from good to bad to worse. Then we empower you with the tools and skills to break the negative cycle of fighting and focus instead on strategies that help you achieve a joyful, healthy, long-lasting relationship.
Start fighting FOR your relationship instead of AGAINST it. Leave feeling confident, secure, and in love again. It can happen.
Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby today to see how we can help transform your relationship.
Most of us look for individual counselling when we feel stuck and don’t know what to do or who to talk to. We start to notice that the problem is affecting us in our daily life, with friends, family, a partner, and work.
This is what you can expect at your individual counselling session at Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby:
Contact us today to start experiencing a transformed life.