Here you can find information about:
- Depression (including clinical depression/major depressive disorder)
- Anxiety (including panic/anxiety attacks, anxiety disorders)
- Strong fears (including phobias)
- Stress (including stress management)
- Addictive behaviour
- Childhood abuse issues (physical, emotional, & sexual abuse & neglect)
- Low self-esteem
- Self-defeating behaviour
- Life transitions
- Personal & spiritual growth
- Couples counselling
- Conflict in relationships
- Communication problems
- Difficulties with intimacy
- Children’s behaviour problems
- Parenting difficulties
- Problems of adolescence (including teen depression, teenage stress)
Before adding people to my waitlist I usually speak with them by telephone, to answer any questions potential clients may have about me or my practice, and to gather sufficient information to ensure that I have the expertise to assist you with your difficulties. I may recommend reading or other work you can do while waiting to see me. Once you have made it to the top of my waitlist I will contact you to set an appointment time, and will send you details about my office location, etc.
Sometimes people just consult with me about a difficulty for one or two sessions, most engage in short-term work lasting 10-20 sessions, and some people with more longstanding difficulties, or people who want to make more substantial gains in their personal growth, engage in longer term therapy. People typically see me once per week, but less frequently is common and occasionally more frequent appointments are desired. My sessions are usually one hour (50 minutes in session, 10 minutes allotted for required preparation of session notes and preparation for sessions) but longer appointments are also available (see Fees and Forms). I have appointment starting times ranging from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, with particular time-slots available on different days. Appointment times late in the day tend to fill up furthest ahead of time.
I ask that you cancel appointments with me as soon as you are aware that you need to. Other clients are waiting for appointments but often need to plan well ahead. If you cancel with 48 hours notice there is no fee. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, regardless of the reason, half of your regular fee will be charged unless another client is able to fill the spot. If you do not call or email to cancel I will assume that you are late for the appointment, wait for you throughout the appointment time, and the full fee will be charged.
I can be contacted regarding appointments or other issues through Contact.
You can learn more about my Education and Credentials.