I am honoured to witness and to journey alongside with each client that I meet. As a counsellor at Lavender Counselling, I am humbled by the strength and resiliency that each individual possesses. I value the collaborative and relational nature of counselling, and will work with you from a place of warmth, non-judgement, and acceptance. I look forward to engaging with you in this work, and in walking alongside you in this journey.
At times, life transitions and change can become too challenging to navigate alone. Before becoming a counsellor, I grew up struggling in trying to navigate between different social groups and environments. I commonly experienced a tension in how my various cultural and group memberships had me experiencing connection as well as alienation from others as well as from myself. I was inspired to become a counsellor as I heard from others – friends, family members, the children, youth, and adults I had worked alongside – sharing their own stories of navigating through life’s challenges, their emotional scars, and in triumphing despite hurdles and injustices. As a counsellor, I endeavor to create a safe and welcoming space for you to explore and share your own story of struggle and triumph.
Before landing at Lavender Counselling, I had received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria, and had completed my Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University. I received my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. In my work as a counsellor, I have worked with clients primarily through a relational, humanistic, and person-centered lens. I have continued to work in expanding my competency in areas such as trauma-informed practices, as well as in child and youth counselling. I have completed workshops and trainings in: Trauma-Informed Practice Level 1 & 2; Helping Children Heal from Complex Trauma (Children’s Foundation); in working with Trauma Exposed Professionals (Warrior Health); and in Play Therapy 1 & 2 (Justice Institute of British Columbia).
With warmth, I welcome you to Lavender Counselling. I look forward to being able to meet with you, and in hearing your story.