Are you staying awake in the middle of the night because you are feeling lost and adrift in life, wondering what your calling and true purpose is ?
Or feeling detached and desperate in your marriage or committed relationship ?
At your wits' end parenting your children ?
Or feeling anxious about the lack of career satisfaction ?
I'm here to help you navigate through those difficult circumstances and transitions .....
..... so you can be more resilient, find new energy, and discover new steps toward a more content, purpose-driven life.
One step at a time.
Why Counselling ?
“Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.” ~ Alfred Adler
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung
Because there are many misconceptions about therapy, you may be reluctant to try personal counselling. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel reluctant and nervous about seeing a counsellor.
However, overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, therapy can help.
Some people seek counselling because they have felt anxious, depressed or even angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still, others may have immediate transitional problems they need help navigating - they may be going through a relational crisis, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by job stressors or sudden unemployment, financial burdens, or grieving the loss of a loved one.
The following are just some of the more obvious signs that suggest you could benefit from counselling:
You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness
Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends
You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments, school, or carry out other everyday activities
You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge
Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others
Therapy can help people gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the issues they are facing, discover new perspectives, learn new ways to cope, and overcome their struggles.
A common experience for many who undergo therapy is the disruption of negative patterns and the development of new skills that enable them to better respond to feelings of stress, anxiety, pain, doubt, guilt, fear, loneliness, etc.
They leave therapy better positioned to reclaim aspects of their former selves, their internal resources and connections with others that nourished them with joy, strength and hope.
Ken is here to help you deal with your feelings of anxiety, stress, anger, depression, hopelessness, low self confidence/esteem, loss and grief, guilt/shame or lost identity relating to:
“Ken has a calm, inviting and deeply kind presence with
clients that inspire trust to open oneself up to growth.”
“I have been fortunate to witness his professionalism, kindness,
empathy and his endless capacity to care."
“Ken's uniqueness comes from his ability to trust in others' strengths and abilities
and he knows just the right time to step in with a little guidance.“
I respectfully acknowledge that I work, live and play on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.