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Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC #3164

ICEEFT Emotionally Focused Therapist

        It is important to me that my clients feel safe.  It is in this safety that you can reconnect with your vulnerability as strength and restore your sense of self to live life with more authenticity and intentionality.

       My training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) guides me to help individuals and 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.  In couple work, 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 proven over decades of research, EFT is the best model for couple therapy, and IFS is described by trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk as the leading therapeutic model for deep healing.  These approaches also inform my counselling work with children and families in schools.  

       I value the trust clients place in me to walk alongside their important journey.  I live in Vancouver with my wife and three kids.  

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