Individually, counselling looks like meeting one on one and helping you to work on area's that you may be struggling with, and helping you to move towards the life you prefer.
Family therapy involves parents or caregivers, siblings, and the individual who is living with an eating disorder. This involves meeting together, to help increase communication, and understanding of each family member to move towards recovery, or a life where the eating disorder is no longer as strong. I provide Family Based Treatment (FBT), also known as Maudsley Based Approach, that helps empower families, aids in weight restoration (if necessary), and offers guidance and support to move towards recovery.
Parent/Caregiver Therapy is for parents and caregiver of individuals/youth who are living with an eating disorder, and feel that they would like to seek counselling together, or individually, to help them cope, heal, and learn how to decrease the impacts and involvement of the eating disorder within the family. This approach is also routed in Family Based Treatment, which helps to empowers families, and aids to build on their skills to help the individual living with an eating disorder move towards recovery.
I feel that each person is unique, and their experiences that have shaped their lives are complex. My approach is routed in the belief that, you are the expert of your own life. I base my practice from this belief and it shapes my work. I believe in inclusion, and diversity, welcoming any individual with a non-judgemental approach and atmosphere.
My approach is grounded in several different types of therapy, however, I consider myself a Narrative Therapist. I have found that Narrative Therapy is a respectful, honouring and offers different types of conversations that lead to realizations, and help clients move towards the change they want in their life. My work with families and individuals living with an eating disorder is mainly routed in Family Based Treatment (Maudsley Approach), which is a very effective and well known approach to promoting recovery from an eating disorder.
In addition to Narrative Therapy and Family Based Treatment (FBT), my practice is also routed in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Mindfulness.