Available for Online Counselling or Coaching
In-person Equine Facilitated Therapy
horse assisted learning for ages6 and up
Individual and family counselling takes place online or by telephone.
Equine Facilitated Therapy takes place in-person, outdoors, where physical distancing is easy to maintain.
You want something to be different.
Even if you can't quite imagine what that would look like yet. Whether you know exactly what's wrong and need help fixing it, or you can't quite get a handle on why life isn't going the way you'd hoped, the sooner you reach out the sooner it can get better.
Anxiety, self-doubt, relationship problems, debilitating habits, shame, intrusive thoughts, fear, depression, grief, lack of sleep, family upset - whatever is keeping you out of healthy balance has its message for you and is waiting for you to take back your life.
Let's see if we can get things turned around for you.
i'm a certified trauma professional with 25 years of experience
I have 25 years of experience and training in several therapeutic disciplines to help you figure things out. You choose the pace. I bring in my skills and wisdom of experience. I will hold a safe space for you to explore whatever you are ready to, as you are ready to.
here's my Professional Bio
Click on the tab above called
what I offer
for more about how I can help.
I've been counselling individuals and families for 25 years. In addition to being a Certified Trauma Professional, I specialize in helping people through grief and bereavement, life transitions and challenging family or work relationships. With training in many therapeutic modalities such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Addictions Counselling, Somatic and Emotional Regulation, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Satir Transformational Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy I am able to bring depth and flexibility to the therapeutic relationship. I've worked extensively with children, youth and adults who have experienced trauma as well as with emergency services personnel and veterans of war.
With compassion grounded in a non-judgmental approach I will help you move through life’s challenges in a supportive, trauma-informed way. I've been a counsellor and spiritual director in prisons and hospitals, was a Professional-in-Residence at the Hazelden-Betty Ford Clinic and I've worked with many people living with addiction on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver. I have supported many people on their road to recovery from addiction.
My husband and I own and operate Listening Horse Ranch where the in-person Equine Facilitated Therapy takes place.
equine (horse) FACILITATED therapy
Here, in Roberts Creek on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada, I have been offering Horse Assisted Therapy for the past 13 years. Being with horses, under the guidance of a specially trained mental health professional like myself, is a great way for children and adults to get the therapy they need without it feeling like therapy. In a fun and engaging outdoor environment with me and the horses, your child can learn to regulate their emotions and cope with stress and anxiety while growing in self-confidence. Important life skills like communication, dealing with anger, having empathy for others and yourself and the opportunity to practice mindfulness in the beauty of a treed, natural space paddock is a truly memorable experience. The change that happens in this environment is supported by neuroscience. Click on the above tab Equine Facilitated Therapy for more info about our ranch, horses and this unique therapeutic modality. I provide single sessions or ongoing weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions for able-bodied people aged 6 and up.
Contact me to discuss pricing options:
wellness and recovery intensives
You can also book an intensive where you can stay in our cozy log cabin on the adjoining property and have daily sessions over a one, two or three week period. People have booked intensives for personal wellness, working with trauma, couple counselling or recovery work. This usually includes Equine Facilitated Therapy, but does not have to. If staying at a treatment center is out of your price range you will find this more cost effective. Click on the above tab Wellness and Recovery Intensives for more information, photos of the cabin and more information on how to book your stay.
All work with the horses takes place on the ground and
no horse experience is required.
If that's what you're looking for from your therapist then chances are we'll be a good fit. Let's chat in a free 20 minute consultation to see if you'd like to book an appointment.
Call me at 604-885-6777 or email me to set that up.
"the future depends on what we do in the present"