Both in my Counselling and Expressive Arts approaches, I will encourage you to use your Intuition and Higher Self to find answers and meaning from within.
If doing an Expressive Arts activity rather than talk therapy alone is something that interests you, I can lead you in a mode of expression that feels right for you. If you don't know which type of creativity suits you, I can help you find out!
I am a curious, thoughtful and intuitive guide with over 20 years of Counselling experience. I also have Expressive Arts Facilitation training from the Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy in Calgary, Alberta.
The spark that lights me up is providing a warm and calming atmosphere for people to feel comfortable, and grow.
Being based in northern Canada, I love to get out into vast natural spaces. I also sing, play music, write, and make art at home, which gives me a solid grounding from which to understand and guide you in your creative process.
Prior experience is not necessary in Expressive Arts. You don’t need to feel as though you are ‘good at’ any form of artistic expression.
Personal transformation happens through the sheer magic of doing creative things, and being open to your own intuitive messages.
We are all creative beings in some form or another.
I incorporate traditional Counselling techniques in all the work that I do. When I use expressive arts as a counselling tool it is not the same as Art Therapy, which is a more specialized field.
I use a facilitation approach that will guide you to acquire and use creative tools for spontaneous and intuitive self-expression that will bring you to the answers and meaning you are looking for.
If it is determined through our work together that more intensive therapeutic approaches would be more beneficial for you, I can refer to you an appropriate practitioner who will help you meet your objectives.
top art piece: "Ancestor of the North" by Susan Seddon Boulet
bottom 'smudge' photo: by Shauna Parkin