Building real connections with others has been the most important aspect of my life. That’s not a realization I’ve come by easily. As an adult, I certainly understood it intellectually. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why I was able to run a successful business for so many years. But emotionally understanding how vital an authentic relationship with another human being is a lot of work. In fact, it took me selling my company and throwing myself into situations I had never even imagined. Being of service in impoverished communities around the world as well as volunteering in the field of addiction gave me essential practical experience that I continue to build upon.
When I began to work with a counsellor, I was able to see a little clearer and a little further. I could see that there were different possibilities for me, and I began to deeply appreciate just how much I wanted to grow from where I was. With the professional support I was given, I was able to do what was once uncomfortable and break free from the expectations of others as well as my own perceived expectations of what society demanded of me. In short, I started living life the way I wanted to live it.
It’s also what led me to become a Certified Therapeutic Counsellor as well as put me on the path to becoming a designated Existential Counsellor; the type of therapy that really helped me when I needed it most. Much of my practical experience comes from working in the area of addiction and related issues such as anxiety, lack of self-purpose, and depression. But I also offer support in dealing with grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, divorce, retirement, job loss or insecurity, achieving personal boundaries, and coping with feelings of dissatisfaction or lack of fulfilment in daily life.
Whatever your goals are, I offer a place where you can explore them at your own speed and on your own terms so that you can build the external and internal relationships that you need to make yourself feel fulfilled.