You maybe aware, that The Public Health Service in British Columbia is cautiously permitting professional health practices to function in a new way compared to how they worked before the arrival of COVID. This is only possible because we have all followed the instructions of Dr. Bonnie Henry, in particular physical distancing, hand washing and staying at home as much as possible.
COVID has not gone away, but the risk of one of us catching COVID and of COVID overwhelming healthcare has reduced.
It is very important that we go through these next steps cautiously and safely, so that the risk of overwhelming healthcare and the risk of you catching COVID do not both increase dramatically. It is important that you continue to follow the measures that Dr. Henry advises; it is through all of our behaviour that we will prevent COVID cases rising again.
I have, over the last two months started to slowly increasing amount of in-person appointments I offer in my clinical office. This plan will only progress as long as the risk of COVID to all of us remains low.
From 3rd November 2020, you are invited to sit in our practice waiting room - there are three chairs for your use. If all chairs are taken by other awaiting patients please wait outside for me to invite you in .
Masks will be expected to be worn from outside the practice - in waiting area - on your walk in the corridor to my clinical office.
SO WHO AM I ?
I came to live in Canada, from the UK, and moved to Vancouver Island in 2011, with my husband, two sons, two dogs and three cats!, which grew to four last year. Recently, we became Canadian Citizens! Charlie, is a Service/Therapy dog in training and is present in my office on occasions.
I believe people, young and old, come from all walks of life often seek psychotherapy/psychological care at times of change, when they feel stuck, at odds with the world or struggling with emotional experiences. Whatever difficulties have brought you here, talking to a therapist offers an opportunity to share what troubles you without the fear of being judged or criticised.
I am is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist specializing in working with children, adolescents and young adults with a range of socio-emotional problems. I am specially trained to work to care for young people from the age of 12 yrs. to adolescents and beyond.
I offer parenting consultations, group and family sessions. approach incorporates an empathic, practical and relational approach to psychotherapy with patients and their families. Respected for her strong diagnostic and clinical skills, her treatment is relationship based and incorporates current research in neuroscience, developmental psychology and attachment theory. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and social services, I have worked with children with a range of socio-emotional, developmental and behavioral problems at all stages of development.
I, with my husband are proud parents of two wonderful teenage boys and thinks that her own parenting experience has enriched her therapeutic work providing her with greater empathy and understanding for the children and parents she serves.
The dog in the photograph below is Charlie. Charlie is my service and therapy dog. Charlie is in my clinical office, on most days.