I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) an accredited
Music Therapist (MTA) and a Zürich trained Jungian Analyst.
My private practice is based in
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Sessions are available in person, by phone, or on Skype.
Feel free to visit my LinkedIn page here for my detailed CV.
Drawing on over 20 years of professional experience as an international arts-based educator, my counselling style offers a safe and supportive, individual, integrative approach to help you explore the underlying meaning of your concerns. I use an eclectic approach that is individually tailored to your personal needs to help you work through issues relating to anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, loss of meaning in life, issues around spirituality and addictions. Through a soulful depth approach we work together to offer you the opportunity to safely move through a stuck place toward a greater sense of wholeness.
Some of the tools available on this journey include dream work, music therapy, expressive arts, symbol work and imaginal exploration, Jungian based depth work and contemporary approaches from the wider field of psychology including CBT and mindfulness-based approaches.
I also enjoy leading individual and group music therapy sessions in a broad context with people across the lifespan, including adult mental health, older adults in complex care, at-risk youth and children with developmental delays including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorders.
I have completed a PhD-Equivalent post-graduate program in Switzerland at the CG Jung Institute Zürich in analytical psychology which authorizes me with the designation of Jungian Analyst.
I have completed a graduate program in Music Centred Psychotherapy (Wilfrid Laurier University) resulting in a Masters degree in Music Therapy. I also have a second Masters degree in Ethnomusicology(University of Alberta). I have done certificate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the pioneer of mindfulness-based CBT (Zindel Segal) through the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine and have completed the first level of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)training.
I have recently published a low-frequency vibro-acoustic chair research study through the Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research and am the founding international workshop facilitator of a new psychotherapeutic method called
Archetypal Music Psychotherapy (AMP) which integrates core Jungian principles within a clinical improvisation framework.
I have served as a board member of the Vancouver Jung Society and before training as a music therapist I spent a decade of my life traveling the world as an international recording artist releasing albums on Universal/True North Records. My music has won awards for "Pop Album of the Year," and "Film Score of the Year," and was nominated for "Songwriter of the Year," along with Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado and Ian Tyson.