Kate holds a MA in Counselling Psychology. She has been helping individual, families, couples and children overcome challenges and reach their potential for over40 years.
Relationships, attachment, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and parenting challenges are the focus of Kate's current practice, writing, and workshop presentations.
Kate integrates attachment theory and mindfulness practices with cutting edge research in the field of neurobiology and trauma. She applies these to her practice with compassion and cultural sensitivity. Her approach is warm, accepting, and positive.. Kate is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches. These including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective treatment for many types of psychological distress including trauma and PTSD; Internal Family Systems that works with our protective system and heals the parts of us that are burdened with emotional wounds; and Sandtray therapy that can help reveal beliefs or fears that we are often unaware of affect our daily lives. Kate also offers bio-feedback, narrative therapy and somatic approaches that focus on how our bodies respond to situations.
With decades of experience working with children and a post-graduate certificate in Infant Mental Health, she understands the social and emotional challenges facing children and their parents today.
Kate works with the Crime Victim Assistant Program, First Nations Health Authority, Homewood Health, Autism Funding Unit of MCFD, Self Design, ICBC, Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, Moreau Shapell, Brown Crawshaw, and Wamsley. If you are involved with these organizations, payment for services may be covered in full.
Dave practices a therapeutic blend of wholistic psychotherapy and mentoring that is informed by neuroscience and includes the somatic, emotional, relational, vocational and spiritual aspects of our lives. His specialty is helping individuals or couples that feel lost or stuck in a life transition and want to heal, transform and evolve. There are many kinds of life transitions where we can get lost or stuck. Some are: Quarter-life Crisis, Midlife Crisis, Getting married, Couples growing through developmental stages, having children, Children growing through developmental stages, Children leaving home, Affairs, Divorce, Illness, Loss of a loved one, Retiring, Losing a job, Getting promoted, Experiencing a lack of meaning and purpose etc.
Dave's counselling style is to take a client-centered approach where the therapeutic process and pace honours an individual or a couple’s values, beliefs, and comfort level. If there is abuse or trauma that is happening presently or has occurred in the past, treating this is central to the healing process. Dave helps individuals or couples heal the pain caused by negative beliefs and experiences. By clearing barriers, inner resources are uncovered. These strengths help individuals navigate through life transitions, reducing distress and bringing psychological and spiritual well-being.
Dave is a Registered Professional Counsellor and offers sessions in person, over the phone or through online video for your convenience and privacy. If you have insurance coverage, please check with your Insurance Provider first to see they cover services provided by a Registered Professional Counsellor.