Boundaries – Relationship Concerns – Healthy Communication
Hi There! My name is Lesley and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist.
I imagine that there are many reasons that could have motivated you to look for a psychologist. You may be seeking a way to navigate some stuck points in your life, or you may be interested in experiencing more joy and happiness, or feel ready to focus on building meaningful relationships. In any case, am glad you are here!
Making the decision to come to therapy can be scary – I know, because I have been there myself. By looking for help, you are embracing the possibility of a better future. Ultimately, coming to therapy is an act of courage and hope.
A little about me.
I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, families in the hospital setting as well as in general practice. I have worked with children with serious illness; families experiencing grief and loss; adults with anxiety and mood disorders, relationship concerns, life transitions and building self-esteem. I am interested in working with people of all ages! I look forward to meeting you.
What does therapy look like with me?
The most important thing is that you feel you can talk to me. Imagine having someone that you connect with, who will listen and be supportive. I will be that person for you as we walk through your healing journey together. I come from a place of empathy and compassion, and I believe in the potential for positive change regardless of your past experiences.
In our work together, I can help you explore the following:
- shift old patterns of thinking and behaving
- navigate new challenges in creative, flexible ways
- learn to process and release feelings of regret, self-criticism and shame
- cultivate a genuine relationship with yourself and others
- work through transitions and uncertainty
- cope with death, loss and trauma
- treat yourself with compassion and gentleness