Authenticity has always been the one most important thing in my life for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved to express myself, dance, sing and go on adventures. The more I journeyed throughout life, however, both in my professional and private life I noticed how difficult it is to be yourself. People kept disappointing me and I learned that, to get what I wanted, I needed to put on a mask. As I could not trust people around me, I learned to rely only on myself.
As you can imagine, that's a very lonely life. If you cannot trust anyone, how can you be yourself? At some point you get so used to putting on the mask, that you don't even realise you are wearing it. It took some of my own self-work to unpack hurtful experiences, to heal the pain, find compassion for myself and people I met and come to the conclusion that there is another, brighter way to approach life.
There is nothing wrong in not having it all figured out. I believe in coaching and counselling as without it I wouldn't have moved through my own fears and challenges. And what a relief is waiting for you on the other side. If you are able to connect genuinely and let go of the mask, you can channel all the remaining energy into the relationships that matter and all the other goals you want to pursue in life.
My experience and education brings me to where I am today. My training as a professional wellness coach and counsellor has given me the tools to help people who are struggling with the issues I know so well - feeling misunderstood, disappointed with the behaviours of others, alone and not being sure why things are going the way they are.
If any of these sounds familiar, you might just have found the right place. Your problems might look similar, there might be anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations and overthinking on top of it. Perhaps there is more you don't feel comfortable telling people about.
If you want to improve your relationships, be it with your partner, friends, family or coworkers, I can help you understand yourself, find your voice and communicate more confidently so that you start getting back what you want from those who matter to you, creating more joy and fulfilment in your life.
In my work I combine coaching, CBT, narrative and body-focused modalities. I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed perspective. I am inspired by positive psychology and truly believe that although we cannot control our past, we decide how we show up on our journey today.
In my private life I am an avid hiker, a traveller and a nature enthusiast. I love climbing mountains and chilling in the sunshine at the top. My next favourite thing to do is hanging out with friends, swimming in the ocean and finding inspiration in the beautiful nature that surround us.
If you feel like you would benefit from some guidance, maybe something in your relationships feels off and it is annoying you that people who are close to you are not behaving the way you want them to, do not hesitate to reach out. Through use of an online platform, I offer confidential and safe space where you can openly discuss your problems. Book a free consultation so that we can start the conversation today.
Professional Diploma in Coaching, Rhodes Wellness College, Vancouver
Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC), member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (# 4168)
MA, Human Resource Management, London Metropolitan University