Are you a person who puts everyone else first and do not put your needs first? In my counselling practice I see many people who are people pleasers. This trait is often created at a young age when a child doesn’t get enough of their emotional needs met by a caretaker. Children are dependentRead more
Free yourself to be yourself.
Does your life look good
Does your life look good on the outside but not feel so great on the inside? Do you wish you were happier?
- put others’ needs ahead of your own?
- avoid making a big change in your life?
- feel angry without knowing why?
- get sad and discouraged?
Such thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming. When you feel stuck, it can darken your outlook on life. I have treated adults for anxiety, depression, grief and trauma for many years.
Healing has the power
Healing has the power to…
- manage your racing thoughts
- identify patterns from your past that are affecting you today
- improve your boundaries so that you can maintain self-respect
- manage your reactions to triggers
- strengthen your relationship with your children
When you share your story with a therapist who is compassionate and trustworthy, you invite opportunity for growth.
Hello, I’m Christine
Hello, I’m Christine
What I do
I help women and men heal from past wounds so they can be more present and authentic in their relationships. When your connection to loved ones, partners, or children is compromised, it affects how you see yourself and your impact in relationships.
What I’m like as a therapist
I love being a therapist. It is the process of helping another person transform their state of being that is both inspiring and a privilege to witness. This energetic healing is infectious!
I am personable and honest and sometimes direct. I offer an honest and supportive perspective from your lived experiences to create a healing environment for you.
How I work
I am interested in how you describe the family you grew up in and how your early life experiences have shaped who you are today; the good, the bad and the ugly. Integral to the human experience is loss. When our needs were not met and our challenges are hurtful, there is loss. I look at how patterns in your life story repeat and may block your happiness.
I help you find the meaning of your past, to make room for new experience today. Please reach out to me if you are ready to transform your life.
Last month I wrote about a webinar I enjoyed from Dr. Diane Poole Heller. She is an expert in working with trauma and attachment styles. You can read the previous blog post to review the attachment styles. Here are the attachment terms: Children Adults Secure Autonomous Avoidant Dismissive (Fear of closeness) Ambivalent Read more
I was recently listening to a Masterclass called Restoring Relational Resilience by Dr. Diane Poole Heller, who is a psychologist working out of Colorado. Her talk was describing the four attachment styles and how to recognize them in adulthood. Looking at attachment styles informs me what a client did or did not get in theirRead more