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Welcome to a Brave Space Counselling

Welcome to a Brave Space Counselling

Welcome to a Brave Space Counselling Welcome to a Brave Space Counselling Welcome to a Brave Space Counselling

A place to land, a place to expand.  A place that asks for courage. 

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COVID-19

Your mental health is important during this challenging time.  I will be providing video or phone sessions to clients.   Please email bravespacecouneselling@gmail.com or call 587-999-7402 for more information. 

What is a Brave Space?

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A brave space is a place of courage where clients engage in conversation, activities, and deep reflection in order to nurture and navigate the important relationships in their lives. This ultimately will have a positive impact on their mental and emotional health and well-being.  

About Me

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Learn more about me, my educational background,  professional memberships, certifications and training. 

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Learn more about my areas of interest and expertise.  

Services

Areas of Interest

Counselling Approaches

I offer various services to meet the mental health and wellness needs of clients. 

Counselling Approaches

Appointments- Availability, Fees

Counselling Approaches

I provide a compassionate, empathetic,  empowering client-centered approach to help clients flourish in their lives and relationships . 

Appointments- Availability, Fees

Appointments- Availability, Fees

Appointments- Availability, Fees

Find out how to schedule an appointment and fees that  are charged. 

Contact

Appointments- Availability, Fees

Appointments- Availability, Fees

This section includes contact information and office location. 

About Me

I am a compassionate, empathetic, strength-orientated individual dedicated to helping others overcome personal obstacles.   I believe in taking a holistic approach within sessions and acknowledging the power of the mind-body-soul connection.   I am passionate about providing a brave space for people to have the courage to lean into how they think, feel, and what they believe with eyes and heart open.   


Emotions can be heavy or negative, and often we want to avoid them, change them or numb them.  In our human journey, we do a great service to ourselves when we honor all emotions.   Within the therapeutic relationship with me,  you will be given the space to explore those emotions and empowered to decide how to respond.  The space and time we share is a safe harbor where you can drop your anchor to share and express.   


I am passionate about helping uncoupled parents navigate their co-parenting relationship.  I believe in helping clients focus on what matters most to kids so that clients can make child-centered decisions.  I provide a safe, neutral, brave space that allows clients to create a peaceful and positive environment for raising children cooperatively.


I am a Registered Social Worker #14770 with the Alberta College of Social Workers, a Canadian Certified Counsellor #10002254 with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a registered member of the Association if Counselling Therapy of Alberta #1399. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary. I also possess a Master of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.   I have the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion. 

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Areas of Interest

My areas of interest, passion and expertise include:


  • Effective and Collaborative Co-Parenting 
  • Couples/Relationship Counselling
  • Separation and Divorce 
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapist 


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Services

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Co-Parenting Counselling

The objective of co-parenting counselling is to strengthen your children’s sense of stability and safety by employing strategies that maintain an integrated sense of family for your children. This means working together as a team to love, protect and raise your children, ultimately, giving you and your children a chance to flourish.  

 

There are no perfect co-parents instead we strive for “best possible.” Best possible co-parenting focuses on each partner’s strengths, acknowledging those strengths, and protecting them. 

Couples/Relationship Counselling

Based on the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy,  couples will learn tools to deepen their friendship and intimacy.   The Gottman Method helps couples to manage conflict effectively and work to help couples appreciate what they have in each other.  The strengths you possess as a couple are highlighted, and ways to gently and lovingly navigate through vulnerabilities are explored.  Couples counselling helps the couple gain insight into the relationship, resolve conflict, learn how to communicate, ultimately improving relationship satisfaction. 

Coaching


Most people who are interested in coaching do not require emotional healing.  They are interested in setting and meeting goals in their personal or professional life.  They may be looking to explore undiscovered potential,  find ways to make changes in their lives or figure out how to make a dream come true. Coaching is about empowering clients to help build, meet and exceed their goals through gaining clarity, designing a realistic plan, setting goals, and being held accountable.  


Coaching can help you:

  • Find your purpose in life.
  • Get motivated.
  • Reach your goals.
  • Build confidence 
  • Life the life you have always wanted to. 


On-line Counselling or Coaching

 

Online services can provide needed support in a convenient way.   All services can be provided in an online format that is safe, secure and confidential. 

Counselling Approach

My counselling approach is client-centered and strengths-based rooted in positive psychology.  I use a variety of techniques and methods to ensure the client feels empowered and in control of the counselling process. I tailor each session to take into account the unique strengths, challenges, and concerns of the individual, couple, or family. I place great value on acceptance and non-judgment, which is expressed in all my interactions with clients. I am committed to providing a safe, compassionate and welcoming therapeutic space for clients.  I offer an empathetic,  empowering style to help clients flourish in their relationships and lives.   I deeply respect the client's strengths and believe it to be the cornerstone of the work I do. 

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Appointments - Availability and Fees

"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters."

My hourly counselling fees are as follows: 


Individual session: $100.00 per hour

Couples Session:  $150.00 per 90 minute session  


90 minute individual sessions are available and rates are adjusted accordingly. 


First Session: 

The first session is 60 minutes in length. This is to allow time to go over important consent and intake forms.  Couples sessions are 90 minutes in length. 


Sliding Scale: 


I understand that sometimes finances can be an obstacle to seeking counselling. As such, I offer a sliding scale option.  Please contact me directly to inquire about sliding scale options. 

 

Fees are payable, at the beginning of each session, by cash, on-line INTERAC® E-Transfer, Visa or Mastercard.  


Many companies, unions and organizations have employee assistance programs or health spending accounts which provide coverage for counselling sessions.  These plans may cover counselling provided by a registered social worker.  Ask your employer or health insurance provider about health coverage eligibility. Your receipt, presented at each session in exchange for payment, may be submitted to your insurance provider to request reimbursement, according to the terms of your coverage.

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Contact Information

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Office Location:  

Braeside Lodge  

Suite 105, 1023 Cameron Avenue SW  

Calgary, AB T2T 0K2 


Phone: 587.999.7402 


Email: bravespacecounselling@gmail.com

 

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