After working for years in public and private schools, as a counsellor, special education teacher, and team leader, I am now in private practice. The coaching, consulting, and counselling are strength-based and solution-focused, and utilize the best tools from a variety of different modalities.
For anyone who has a dream, whether it is to feel better, make a decision, or attain a specific goal, the work we do together will help identify doors that need to be opened, and the steps that are needed to make that happen.
“Transformation is always possible. It takes effort, thoughtfulness, imagination, a belief in human potential, a love for words, stories and images, learning, trust, and action. ” - Virginia Ronning
While I continue to provide support for the adults who care for children; specifically parents, counsellors, and educators, I am also expanding my practice to include teenagers (15 - 19 year olds) because of the rise in mental health and relationship issues. There is so much more we can be doing in terms of prevention. Although I will not be focusing on severe depression (high risk) I will see individuals who are experiencing mild depression and are open to trying effective strategies to better manage their thoughts and feelings, health, and wellbeing.
I will also be providing workshops for small groups of senior students, parents, and professionals for shifting mindset (fixed to growth mindset) and anxiety.
Personal Coaching - Health, Life Balance, and Wellness
Coaching for the Family - navigating mental health challenges (specifically anxiety) and interpersonal dynamics
Professional Coaching - professional development, positioning for promotion, transitions at work, renewing meaning, building resilience in times of great change.
Consulting - adolescent development and educational consulting available for counsellors, educators, administrators, and parents to assist with children and relationships.
Counselling- exploring more deeply into the reason why one is thinking, feeling, behaving a certain way, which often entails reviewing past life events to bring clarity and resolution to experience which may be interfering with current progress.
Individual Coaching, Counselling and Small Group Facilitation
For Adults, 19 +
- Employee Assistance Referrals
- Employment or performance
- Grief and loss
- Learning Disabilities
- Life Transitions
- Self Esteem and/or social issues
- Spiritual Issues (meaning and purpose)
- Women’s Issues
For 15-19 year olds
- Self esteem, self confidence, self awareness
- Relationship struggles and/or family concerns
- Education and/or school concerns
- Health Concerns
- Social issues
Only from the heart can you touch the sky. - Rumi
The place where we can most directly open to the mystery of life is in what we don’t do well, in the places of our struggles and vulnerability. These places always require surrender and letting go. When we let ourselves become vulnerable, new things can be born in us. In risking the unknown we gain a sense of life itself. And most remarkably, that which we have sought is often just there, buried under the problem and the weakness itself. - Jack Cornfield.
How are Coaching and Counselling different?
Coaching and Counselling are both similar and different. They are not mutually exclusive.
Although counselling covers mental health, both help explore any emotional and social obstacles getting in the way of a client’s personal growth and professional performance.
Coaching and counselling are a collaborative process that can…
- be time limited
- offer specific behavioural outcomes
- be goal and future focused
- be strength based
- focus on holistic health
- delve into the past as needed to uncover obstacles
- work with conscious experience
- be a catalyst for change
- be transformational
- be educational
- enhance curiosity and self discovery
- offer professional development
- enhance human potential
- focus on thoughts, feelings, and behaviour
- help solve problems
- create a new future
- assist with developing effective strategies
- build resilience