You and Creativity in Counselling

Counselling style & process

  • My counselling style is collaborative, creative, experiential, holistic, flexible, compassionate and tailored to you. I believe that the counsellor-client relationship is foundational for any therapeutic work to happen so creating a safe environment is priority. I value integrating self-care, self-compassion and using a strengths-based approach.
  • Appropriate to you, I am committed to blending creative approaches and such evidence-based  therapies as Solutions-focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existential-humanistic, Positive Psychology, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Hakomi and mindfulness-based techniques.
  • Together we will determine a relevant and realistic plan so you can achieve your counselling goals. The length of time for the counselling process will be dependent on you and your situation but I will guide your healing so you can feel better as quickly as possible.  


Are creative approaches right for you?

  • You may be thinking you are not creative but every person has creative potential. Perhaps you are just not used to using creativity.
  • In sessions, you will never be forced to be creative if you are not ready. The therapeutic shift comes from the process and not the end-product. 
  • There is a meaningful connection between creativity and therapy.  Creative interventions can be helpful in addressing the mind/body connection and enhancing one's emotional understanding in a non-threatening way. 
  • I will guide you to tap into your own creative abilities that can open up doors to self-exploration and recalling your own strengths. You’ll be able to step outside of your problem, gain a different perspective and uncover possible new solutions. 
  • We may use art making, collages, drawing, working with sand and clay, sculpting, music, photographs, expressive writing in the form of poetry, story-telling, journalling and Qigong (a slow movement exercise that is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine).