Counselling is a powerful tool to explore the areas in your life where you feel stuck to find your individual solutions. Some of the most prevalent issues I'm working with are:
In our counselling sessions, I provide a warm and safe space for you to be heard and gently find out who YOU really are.
Counselling goals might be to learn how to...
Prioritize and make the right choices for yourself
Deal with your challenging emotions
Reevaluate your goals and aspirations
Build up your self-esteem and confidence
Be aware of your needs and how to communicate them
Create balance and deeper connections in your relationships
Feel relaxed, confident and safe to be yourself
Take gentle steps towards the life you want to live
My Counselling Process
It can feel intimidating to start counselling, especially when you don't know what to expect. So here is a quick overview of how I work with my clients.
This time is for us to get to know each other so you can find out if you feel comfortable with me and my approach. I will ask you something like "What brings you to counselling?" or "What do you hope will be different by the end of our work together?" and of course, you can also ask me all the questions you might have.
I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where I will listen, support and guide you, cheer you on, challenge your thinking and offer a fresh perspective without any judgment. Here are some of the approaches I use:
I sincerely believe in the abilities and resources of my clients and my focus is on uncovering your strengths and finding your voice and power.
I offer counselling in English and German (first language). Other languages I know are a tiny bit of Spanish and Austrian Sign Language :-)
Online and In-Person
I am in my Downtown Vancouver office every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for in-person counselling:
300-1090 Homer Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2W9
I also offer confidential and convenient online counselling via a secure video platform for clients living in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.
The session fee is $145CAD for a 50-min session.
There is no tax applied since counselling from an RSW is GST and PST exempt. You can claim your RSW services receipt on your income tax return. Social Workers are recognized as medical practitioners under the Income Tax Act (Canada Revenue)
Please check your extended health plan because you may be covered for BSW RSW services. I am registered with the BC College of Social Workers (#14632), the ON College of Social Workers (#841766) and the AB College of Social Workers (#17673)