Life, Loss and to Live Again
Sometimes, when you feel that the pain is too great, a person may avoid working through the grief – to recognize the pain and to sit with this pain, is an important part of the grief process. I believe that change is possible, even within your darkest days, the process of writing or telling your story allows you to express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions so healing may occur – “to live again”.
I provide personal and quality online counselling therapy via secure messaging, video or phone conferencing, for issues associated with grief and loss.
“Owning your story is the hardest thing you will ever do.” – Brene Brown
“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there is an arrow in your heart….” – Pema Chodron
My experience with grief and loss has been both personal and professional.
I am a certified member of good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapists Association. What this means for you is that I adhere to the principles, ethics, standards, and values of CCPA’s Code of Ethics when working with my online clients. To do this work ethically and effectively, my professional development is on-going.
Why are Core Values Important in Counselling?
“Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose” – Edward de Bono
Our values represent who we are, a personal code of conduct – like a “guide to behaviour”.
Mindfulness is the core to my practice – it is the human ability to be fully present, to be aware of where we are, what we are doing and not to be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on. I believe that to be in the moment allows us to accept our experiences, even when those experiences and emotions are so painful, such as working through the process of grief.
Within my work of mindfulness,
the following five values are the guides to my practise.
Injury or Illness Loss
My fee for service is based on one hour of counselling time at $147.00 per hour (GST included). A session, includes reading emails, note taking, conferencing and correspondence – each actual session is 50 minutes.
I presently have health care provider coverage from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ICBC, Green Shield Canada and SSQ Insurance. Some are direct billed others will be through reimbursement to the client. Other insurance plans or Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) may cover my services – please check with your insurance provider.