Christie walks her talk. Her experience and knowledge are born of long study, personal challenges and practice. So often our emotional history is involved in our physical experience of illness, pain or other trauma. Christie is highly skilled at illuminating the path to healing for those fortunate to work with her.
Psychotherapy and Counselling
People naturally feel more grounded in a safe environment where there is trust to talk honestly about what is going on for them. Therapy can help people to gradually release stored emotions, transform self-limiting beliefs and re-discover purpose and meaning in their work and life.
I work with adults experiencing burnout, work/life imbalance, trauma, including single-incident, childhood, and transgenerational.
I use Gestalt therapy, mind-body practices and nature-based methods in therapy to support clients through the sensitive and complex nature of stress physiology and its association with physical & mental exhaustion and spiritual/emotional challenges.
I see people who are experiencing:
How does climate change enter the picture?
I bring conversations around the rapidy changing world due to climate change into psychotherapy. Climate change has been linked to a range of negative mental health impacts -- including depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, as well as feelings of anger, hopelessness, distress, and despair. I believe that having good mental health includes acknowledgement of human inter-dependancy and connectedness to planetary health.
My specialties include supporting:
My hope is that it remains a human impulse to care not because of a policy or procedure but because that is the natural impulse.
Psychotherapy is a research-evaluated method of bringing lasting change to our experience of life.
Psychotherapy is a form of psychological treatment in which great emphasis is placed on providing a safe, non-judgmental space and relationship in which to explore issues pertaining to mental health and problems of living. Such as: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, career change and medical illness.
Gestalt therapy is an interactive and holistic form of psychotherapy that focuses on the total person, recognizing the unity of the mind, body and emotions. Intellectual methods are based on expanded psychoanalysis to include a more holistic form of free association that covers all sense modalities, including emotions and body-awareness.
The Psychotherapeutic relationship provides specific theories and techniques embedded into conditions of empathy
acceptance and mindfulness designed to facilitate the appropriate inner psychological conditions so that people can grow and develop in ways which may not have been possible earlier in their lives.
The therapeutic approach is informed by the Integrative Holistic Health Model, which:
You may also be prescribed evidence-based complementary treatments: