I have spent the last twenty years working on understanding and providing wellbeing through the interconnected healing modalities in counselling, mindfulness, yoga and somatic therapies. My pursuit of the truth of holistic healing started in yoga and breath work, leading me to living and working in Asia, studying the effects of meditation and body awareness on the mind.
I found that movement based therapy can work alongside Western medicine as I became qualified in providing yoga therapy specifically for cancer patients, where the focus was to help create a better quality of life and the alleviation of chronic pain, anxiety, depression and other challenges.
Through my group work with men at The Mankind Project, I saw how brotherhood and community can heal deep wounds just by creating an authentic and safe space for a healthy reflection and communication of our inner lives, emotions, and narratives often left painfully unexpressed.
At temporary shelters, I’ve worked one-on-one with homeless and at-risk individuals. There, we offered warm meals and trauma-informed support. I realized how engaged listening and empathy can build trust, hope, and faith in oneself and others.
In my volunteer work with adolescents with special needs, it wasn’t talk therapy, but sport, recreation, and expressive play-based therapy that worked wonders. I experienced firsthand how relational healing with undivided presence can breathe life into us, empower us, and lift us.
People matter. We are social, interdependent beings. Parts of our fragmented wholes can be reconciled through interrelational healing. You innately have what it takes to heal your mind and body. I am here to provide safety and support, to remain free from any judgement, and to participate in full presence with what you feel comfortable in sharing with me.
The shift we are currently experiencing in counselling is the birth of a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that integrates both the mind and body. This healing process — through embodied awareness — is accessible to every single one of us. As one of Shoreline’s clinical fellows, I welcome you to contact Shoreline to book your first session with me as you begin your healing journey.