About Bonnie & Services
Working with me
My clients describe my style as warm, supportive, non-judgmental, and engaging with a touch of humour.
I am a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with both individuals and couples. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Treatment and Prevention. Additionally, I have certifications in Trauma, Grief & Loss as well as being designated as an International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counsellor (ICADC).
In order to better serve my clients, I have, over the course of my career acquired further training in the following modalities:
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness Meditation
- I am also a Certified Yoga Teacher (500hrs) with additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga
This gives us access to a variety of tools which can be used to achieve your goals.
Therapy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding, allowing you to face the difficulties and challenges you’re experiencing in a safe environment. Together, we will work to understand feelings and resolve difficulties that might be getting in the way of your happiness and well-being. Drawing upon earlier life experiences and relationships will help us make connections and understand your current situation. I create a warm, caring and safe environment for you to do this work.
Trauma & PTSD
LGBTQ & Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Mid-life & Later-Life Issues
Addictions & 2nd Stage Sobriety
Fear & Codependence
Dating & Relationships
Loneliness & Self Esteem
Childhood Abuse & Neglect
You don’t have to walk away.
For many, creating and sustaining strong, healthy relationships can be incredibly difficult.
If you and your partner have reached an impasse, are experiencing communication breakdowns regularly and you feel as though you’re slipping away from one another, I can help. The couples I work with are usually stuck in a hotbed of miscommunication and have fears of being abandoned by the other person, either emotionally or physically.
Many couples go through this and it takes courage and strength to come to therapy and share your story. I practice couples counseling using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) based on the work by Dr. Sue Johnson. This approach honours each individual, recognizing each person’s inherent emotional needs.
If you are your partner are ready to make a powerful change in your relationship, give me a call or send me an email!
Being in a group is a powerful way to deepen self-awareness and create authentic connection with others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle, but group therapy can provide a sense of community and compassion. Group members serve as mirrors, reflecting many facets of ourselves. If you are curious to learn more I would highly recommend reading this New York Times article portrays one individual’s experience of the power of group therapy.
Contact me for information on upcoming “Welcome Home”– Trauma Informed Yoga and Therapy group for women