I started out in Somatic body work and CranioSacral therapy, helping people heal from injuries, and discover greater freedom of movement and integration in their bodies.
I soon found that my clients’ physical traumas always had an emotional side. Emotions and buried truths would come pouring out; clients would tell me their life stories and deepest hopes and fears.
I found that one person’s migraine was caused by stress, another person’s neck pain came from hunching their shoulders because they felt constantly under attack, and that someone else’s hip pain came from a childhood injury that still haunted them.
Our physical and emotional lives aren’t separate. Each of us is a whole person, and when someone lives through any trauma, it’s not just one part of them that needs support.
It isn’t easy to separate people’s thoughts and feelings from the sensations in their physical bodies.
That’s when I became a psychotherapist.
Now that I’m a Registered Psychotherapist, with a myriad of trainings, the underlying principle of my practice is still the same. I meet people where they are and treat the whole person.
Sometimes my CranioSacral clients need to talk; sometimes my talk therapy clients need to move. As a therapist, whatever part of you is in pain, it’s my role to hold a space for you. You are the expert on yourself, I facilitate you discovering what you need to find your way home.
Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists (CAPT)
Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (001972)