relationship with food & body image
There are so many messages today about how we "should" show up in the world, which we often internalized without realizing it. It can take a great deal of courage to unpack these messages and choose what messages we want to keep and what we want to throw away. Together we can explore what messages and beliefs you have around food and your body, and reframe those beliefs into something life-giving.
anxiety & stress
Anxiety and stress are two of the most frequently experienced mental health issues today, especially in western countries. These two issues are related and can be overwhelming. They can influence everything in your life including family, work, and leisure time. The good news is counselling can be an effective, prescription free way of dealing with anxiety. It is clear from the research that therapeutic treatment decreases your chances of further episodes and significantly improves your quality of life.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can manage how we respond to certain situations. Sometimes these experiences can lead to confusing physical symptoms, problematic behaviours, or complex relationship issues with loved ones and colleagues. Therapy can help to explain these symptoms and provide people with a deeper understanding of the impact of the big, small, long-term, or complex traumas. I can help you identify the ways you have learned to cope, ways that may no longer be working for you. Together we can work to make meaning of your current behaviours and explore new ways of being.
I recognize that sometimes it's not "just one thing" that needs to be addressed in counselling. We are holistic beings and often times when we start untangling one area of life, other things surface as well.