Compassion and curiosity lead to awareness and understanding.
I believe in your inner resources to heal and step onto a new path, in your own way. I offer my services in confidence, as a compassionate witness on your journey of healing.
Usually counselling is a process of gently revealing layers to be witnessed, understood and released. These layers could form in childhood or more recently from traumas in adult life. Many of us, as children, experienced various hurts that developed into emotional patterns that hinder us consciously and unconsciously. Part of my role is to help you sort out who you are now, from what may have happened in the past.
I want to discover with you — your own way of telling your story, to make it safe to look at what needs healing. I will help you to emerge with a clearer, fuller picture of who you truly are and how you choose to make your life more rewarding than it is now.
During our sessions, I will gently encourage you to be true to yourself and your own direction, as you explore your issues, whether they are personal or relate to views that may differ from mainstream culture. At times, I may suggest you pause to sense your body or your breath, as a way to help deepen a connection with the moment and your deepest self.
Breath and sensing help us get in touch with our bodies, facilitating the healing journey and making it more rewarding. As you go deeper, I will continue to reflect back to you your own truth, thereby helping you clarify what is most important to you.
My training and experience includes psychological, sexual and spiritual dimensions of human growth and potential. Psychology and spirit are deeply connected: I have witnessed my own and others’ healing coming through the heart, the body and the spirit.
- Self–esteem & healthy boundaries
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic pain or illness
- Identity (self image, authority, sexuality)
- Relationships (at work and at home)
- Healing from trauma or abuse
- Women’s health issues
- Guided visualization
- Dreams and intuition as guides to healing
- Personal & spiritual growth
“Olivia offers compassionate and insightful counselling, leading me to new perspectives on difficult issues. She helps me find new ways of changing or coping with these situations, but also draws out and reinforces the positive things I’m already doing to cope. I walk away feeling good about how I’m doing, as well as feeling like I have more tools to help deal with ongoing issues. Thank you Olivia!”
Rates & Insurance Coverage
$100.00/hour for individual counselling. Occasionally I can offer a discounted rate for special circumstances on a limited time basis.
Do you have extended medical insurance? Pacific Blue Cross, Equitable Life of Canada, Greenshield Canada, SSQ Financial Group and ClaimSecure have added members of my professional association ACCT to the approved list for reimbursement for those policies that cover the services of a clinical counsellor. Manulife reviews each counsellor on a case by case basis. Check with your policy administrator to confirm if you would qualify. More coverage with additional insurers coming soon.