There is so much more to us than our “failures” and our wounds – if only we can get out of our way long enough to see this. I have found plant medicines invaluable for helping me get past entrenched ways of thinking and acting: patterns I have built to protect myself â€“ but that get in the way of true healing. There have been times in my own life when music and art seemed like my best counsellors. They helped me feel whole and connected to life when everything else seemed to be falling apart. Where words fail, the arts have been there to express the inexpressible. Through this, I have developed a lifelong interest in the therapeutic power of music and art. Working with expressive arts are a powerful way to prepare for medicine work and integrate the learning from them.
It took me many attempts at different careers before finding my calling in medicine and mental health. I am now a counsellor based in Victoria, BC. I’m registered with both the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association and the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am committed to life-long learning in modalities that will support medicine work – including Guided Imagery & Music and expressive art-making.
How I work with clients
Psychedelic experiences can run the whole gamut: they can be mystical, life-changing and empowering to, conversely, experiences that leave one feeling frightened and destabilized. Sometimes they’re confusing, disappointing, or seemingly unremarkable. Using music, sound and expressive arts in a supportive setting, we work together to make sense of your experiences so you can integrate the learning to be gained from them.