“Into the forest, let’s go – to lose our minds and find our souls” – Unknown
Our inner work sets the foundation for our outer work. If we are not ok within ourselves, if we are somehow limited, we become limited in what we can offer to the world. Counselling and psychotherapy are tools for attending to the Self and overcoming blocks to personal growth.
I work with a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, somatics (body-oriented therapy), gestalt and transpersonal (spiritual) dimensions. I encourage clients to develop art, movement, sounding and dreamwork as pathways into creativity, soul and the deep psyche. I believe that each individual has a quiet voice within themselves which, when nurtured and attended to, contains all the guidance needed to heal and flourish. In Carl Jung’s words, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.”
In my experience as both a recipient and practitioner of therapy, I have learned that many of us struggle with the pain of disconnection. Meditation teacher and psychologist Tara Brach speaks to the challenges of living in an age of social media and materialism; we live in a culture that is at once highly communicative and highly disconnected. High quantities of interactions (e.g. texts and social media likes) often mean we give and receive low quality connection. Modern culture makes it easy to lose touch with the people around us and more importantly with our deeper sense of self.
As a therapist, I help clients:
- Reclaim their connections to their authentic selves
- Work through blocks in connecting to others
- Connect to their place and purpose in the world
Remembering how to be in authentic connection can help address challenges like loneliness, isolation, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.
Currently based in Nanaimo, BC, I am available to work with clients in person and online.
I offer a free one hour consult to help you assess whether working with me will be a fit.
Session rates are $60/hour. Sliding scale rates may be available upon request.
“Working with Caitlin has been a very natural experience, full of ease and trust. I really appreciate the way she holds space and simultaneously responds in a helpful and appropriate manner. As a result, I have left our sessions feeling heard, and with a lot more clarity. She is a very talented, grounded therapist, who offers so much wisdom and clarity.” — S.H
“Working with Caitlin has been a great experience. Her interest in and ability to tailor our sessions to my specific needs has been positive and helpful. As my first foray into therapy she has made me feel comfortable and supported and I find so much value in our relationship.”