Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC #3164
ICEEFT Emotionally Focused (EFT) Therapist
It is important to me that couples who seek my support feel safe. It is in this safety that partners can reconnect with their vulnerability as strength and become emotionally more attuned, present and responsive to each other.
My training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) guides me to help couples make sense of their negative patterns. EFT is an evidence-based approach that focuses on how relationships get organized into these negative patterns. Rather than being caught in a circular power struggle, the meaning of relational distress can be reframed to understand how unmet longings for connection and protection become danger cues. When trust is shattered and partners don't feel safe to reach and respond, the Attachment Injury Repair Model (AIRM) can help partners heal and restore healthier bonds. Empirically, EFT is the most effective method for couple therapy.
I am honoured by the trust couples place in me to walk alongside their important journey. I live in Vancouver with my wife and three kids. We enjoy the outdoors and plan to live overseas to experience life in another culture.