In my unique therapeutic approach, I implement foundations from a somatic therapy background, including Gestalt Therapy and Somatica Method. Using experiential practice, mindfulness and some talk, your self intimacy and awareness have more potential to deepen and grow. I have a Diploma of Professional Counselling with a specialization in Relationships and Intimacy (www.vcct.com), a certificate in Professional Sex Coaching (www.sexcoachu.com) and I have also completed the first level of Gestalt Therapy through GATLA's European Residential Training in 2019 (www.gatla.org). I have many hours of training in Somatic Sex and Relationship therapy as well (www.somaticainstitute.com).
To better serve my clients through a trauma informed lens, I completed a workshop on Trauma Sensitive Yoga through www.traumasensitiveyogawest.com in January 2019. I also have interest and limited amounts of training in Clinical Art Therapy and Family of Origin Therapy.
We will work together, by building a relationship lab which will help you to integrate and deepen the principles of self intimacy, conflict intimacy and affection intimacy as well as embodiment, empathy, communication, attachment & individuation, desire & arousal, integrity and boundaries into your life and relationships.
Working together will include both experiential and dialogic tools to deepen your skills, awareness and capacity to attract, move towards and to be in more fulfilling relationships- With the added bonus of a hotter sex life and richer connection! When these principles are alive and well inside of us, our relationships can grow and strengthen. If you look at a relationship as a living thing, the above attributes are the food it needs to survive.
Each session ranges in duration from 60-75 minutes, depending on the flow of our time together.
My fee is $100 per session, payable via cash, credit card, PayPal or e-transfer. I require payment at the beginning of each session. I you need to cancel or reschedule, please give me a minimum of 24 hours notice. No shows will be subject to a $50 charge before rebooking.
I currently see clients online using Zoom (an online based platform, similar to Skype) and in person in my various workshops in Powell River, Vancouver Island and Vancouver, BC.
*Although touch can be a part of many sessions, it is never required in order to work together. I have a clear set of boundaries for all sessions which include staying clothed at all times, no kissing and no genital touch or stimulation. We will always discuss any touch before it happens, your no is as exciting and welcome as your yes.
I work with all kinds of female centric concerns and I will approach our sessions with an open mind, presence and a ton of empathy.
Some of the most common concerns for women are low sexual desire, body dysphoria, lack of orgasms (ever or recently), learning new effective communication skills, sexual inhibition, trauma, learning dating skills and an overall desire for enhanced pleasure.
When I see couples, I always let them know that I'd like to see them together as well as separately, throughout the course of our work together.
The most common concerns that come up for couples are little or no sex in the relationship, conflicts around desire (one wants it all the time and the other rarely wants it, as an example), communication/negotiation skills and performance skills.
If there's something you're struggling with that isn't on this list, please, by all means get in touch with me.
Men endure a lot of pressure in our society, largely around not being truly allowed to have and express the full range of emotions that we humans are capable of, and to be the fixers and providers of the world. I hold a space for you to experience all that you need to and for all that comes up in our sessions together.
The most common concerns for coaching men are low or no desire, early ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, sexual inhibition, communication skills, body dysphoria, learning dating skills and an overall desire for enhanced pleasure.
If you're interested in booking a session or can't find all the answers to your questions, I'd love to hear from you!