Online Counselling Sessions
I offer teleservices or online services to help you get the support you need in this difficult time with the COVID-19 crisis.
I can help you to connect with me via Skype, Facetime or Zoom so you can still receive professional Expressive Arts Therapy and Counselling, right from the convenience, comfort and ease of your own home… You can receive all the benefits of a private session. Online sessions follow the same format as traditional counselling sessions. All you need is some paper and crayons or art media on hand!
For additional information,visit my page on online counselling or this article on transitioning to online therapy. I trust in the strength, creativity and resiliency of you all and we will get through this! In the meantime…sending you my love and wishes for you to all be healthy and safe!
Need help with trauma, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, or grief?
Hello there! I’m Tracey and I’m super passionate about helping you live a life where you are joyful to get out of bed and live life to the fullest. I’m here to help you connect to your heart-mind-body, create a life of purpose, get relief from the demands of life, and find greater happiness within.
You are in the right place if you are:
- Dissatisfied with your ability to cope with life’s many demands
- Feeling scared and alone in the face of anxiety or depression…and are looking for an alternative or add-on to medication
- Struggling to deal with your child or youth’s ability to handle school, homework or social engagements
- Have experienced trauma, PTSD, or a disconnection from your body
- Need help mending your heart due to grief, loss or bereavement
- Wanting to tune into your body and want to find healing on a kinesthetic level?
- Have tried other talk methods of therapy that didn’t resolve your complaints?
I work with children, teens and women, helping clients who are suffering from anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, chronic pain and trauma. We may use the arts in a session, but my therapy sessions also involve talk therapy where you are truly heard and deeply supported. You may not know who to turn to, how to find freedom from your pain, or where to find the answers you seek. Either way, I want to help. My passion is bringing others to a place where they realize they do have the strength to interpret, and resolve life’s challenges, overwhelming demands, and emotional disturbances.
All of the types of counsellling that I use are client-centered – my aim is to give you a ‘safe space’ where you are heard and accepted. Ultimately, the answers to your life’s concerns, fears, depressions and traumas are contained within you. My role is to help you learn to use your intuition – your inner wisdom (if you will) – so you can begin to heal from what’s bothering you. Starting from a strengths-focused perspective, I believe that people already have within them much of what is needed… its my job to help you find it. You are your own expert on yourself – no one knows you better than you do. Collaboratively, I work with you and for you to help you uncover the solutions that will make a difference in your life.
Working with a counsellor that truly listens to you and walks with you on your difficult journey helps to further the development of healing and processing old wounds. We go through the therapeutic process as a team, building a relationship based on trust, mutual purpose, understanding and respect. The goal of my presence is to provide you with an environment that instills calmness and confidence, helping to empower you to reach your highest potential.
When you are heard, you can begin to heal. To get to this point, you (as the client) need to be able to express yourself freely, without judgement. And, without relying on external advice. My role as a therapist is to help you uncover emotions, sensations, habits, mannerisms and beliefs that go unnoticed through life’s journey – whether good or bad. Believe me: we all have them. To heal properly, it’s important to first find these truths about ourselves, so that we can work with releasing those that block our progress. Then, with continual effort, we can begin to live happily, and freely – the way we should.
Self Esteem Counselling
Stress Management Counselling
Bipolar Disorder Counselling
Chronic Pain Counselling
Grief and Loss Counselling
Women’s Wellness Counselling
Inner Critic Counselling
Heart Math Biofeedback
Children’s Play Therapy
Serving Surrey, South Surrey, White Rock and Langley
Services I do not provide:
Ready to meet me as your Surrey counsellor? I’m eager to help!
If you’re considering therapy or Expressive Arts Therapy in Surrey, I’m happy to help. I also provide counselling services in anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, stress management, chronic pain and self-esteem in South Surrey, White Rock, or Langley (or the Fraser Valley). I am also available remotely if you’re from another city, or willing to travel. I invite you to get in touch, so we can get to know each other. There’s no commitment, and no obligation imposed on you by calling. We can talk, and find out if we’re a fit to work together!
Choosing the right therapist for you is important. You can feel free to ask me the questions you want to know about your situation, or my services. All ages and levels of art making are welcome.
Contact me for more information today:
(778) 389-9234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY and ART THERAPY
I teach you to find more play in your life through the therapy of the imagination.
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Using the arts to say what words can not
The great thing about art is that it can help us find truths about ourselves without using words, and without needing to be logical. Art is also therapeutic and relaxing in itself. Expressive Art Therapy can involve painting, song, poetry, dance, movement, drama, clay or sand tray work, and so on. The idea with Expressive Arts Therapy is that, during the process of creative expression, metaphoric themes emerge. These noticeable traits can jump start an inquiry into the soul. From here, therapy for emotional healing starts to take shape.
FOCUSING ORIENTED THERAPY
I help you get in tune with your senses to release trauma.
HOW CAN FOCUSING HELP YOU?
In this type of therapy, we pay special attention to symptoms of emotional distress that are easily ‘drowned out’ by the ‘noise’ of daily life. This is where we learn about the instinctive, reactive measures we use to protect ourselves from pain - both emotional and physical. These symptoms can exhibit in the mind or the body, since the two are believed to be deeply connected. Finding these mind-body symptoms, and accepting them, is called the “felt sense.” This synchronization brings us to a place where holistic healing can begin. We aim to bring the subconscious suffering into the conscious, so that it can be ‘released.’
Focusing-Oriented Therapy integrates well with Expressive Arts Therapy and can be used as a technique alongside it.
BODY CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY
I help you attune to the body by integrating with the mind and spirit.
IS BODY CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?
With Body-Centered Therapy, we are concerned with how the body exhibits symptoms to emotional trauma and distress. A trauma to the body can affect the mind, and a trauma to the mind can affect the body. The two want to heal together. With Body-Centered Therapy, therapy begins to take a more overt form of connecting bodily expressions to cognitive stresses. It also involves some physical touch from the therapist, with your permission. The aim is to help pinpoint the physical mannerisms or sensations that are ‘speaking’ what the mind is ‘saying.’ The client comes to realizations on their own, but with the aid of the therapist’s concrete intervention.
“It is Tracey’s incredible intuition, ability to listen and empathize with people; her sincere desire to help people realize their greatest potential and her genuine passion for the arts that makes her special. It is without hesitation that I recommend Tracey.”
“I have worked with Tracey, both online and at her office space. I find our focusing and expressive arts sessions to be extremely interesting and they always create surprising insights into areas of my life where I feel stuck and unproductive. Tracey is committed and very supportive. She is intuitive and flexible in whatever form our sessions take, creating it so it really works for me. I highly recommend her gentle approach when you are ready to move forward in your life.”
“I participated in an expressive arts therapy workshop with Tracey and really enjoyed it. I had never experienced this type of therapy before and Tracey led me through the practices with gentleness, understanding and clear guidance. I felt very safe and supported throughout the whole process and would highly recommend her and her services ♥”
What my Clients are Saying about the Workshops
“I recently had the pleasure of attending Tracey’s Intro to Expressive Arts Workshop, and found the experience to be thoroughly enjoyable. Tracey has a sensitive, fun, and supportive approach to instructing, and I found myself feeling both nurtured and inspired by her presence. The art projects themselves were varied and gave the opportunity to express different parts of myself through different mediums. I enjoyed the sensory experiences of all the different approaches, including the music, movement, art tools, sharing with other women, and the baked treats! I would highly recommend people work with Tracey and know they will feel both inspired and supported by the welcoming environment she provides. I’m looking forward to the next workshop!””
~JENNY BROWN, New Westminster BC