I believe we are all unique and have different life experiences that bring us to therapy so I don’t adhere to a one size fits all approach to therapy” – Melanie Perron

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling takes courage as you share with a therapist your personal thoughts, emotions and life experiences. It gives you an opportunity to set aside time to focus on your emotional and mental well-being, which too often is on the back-burner of an endless list of priorities. It also provides you with a safe place to reflect, process, and develop a greater understanding of yourself and others. As your therapist, I will draw upon your human resilient nature to overcome adversity so you can grow and thrive in our complex world. On a practical side, we will build your “coping toolbox” so you can be more in control of your emotions and thoughts while intentionally living a fuller life.

Couples Counselling

Ideally couples should seek out counselling before their relationship is at a crisis point when separation and divorce are on the table and given serious consideration. Whatever point your relationship is at, I believe positive change is always possible when couples are given an opportunity to explore their relationship problems in a safe and supportive counselling setting. Couple counselling can provide both partners with new insights and the practical tools needed to break negative patterns and cycles of interactions.  With hard work (yes relationships require hard work!) and a willingness to change, couples will see improved outcomes such as enhanced connection, respect and openness in their relationship.  My work with couples is based on Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method.

Recommended books for couples are; “Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” by Sue Johnson and “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John M. Gottman.

Children and Adolescents

I provide counselling services to children and teenagers who are struggling with a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, disordered eating, interpersonal difficulties, and emotional disturbances. My therapeutic stance is to provide a warm and supportive environment where teenagers feel understood, valued, and respected. Clinical approaches that inform my practice with teenagers include CBT, DBT, Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory.

*Please note that I do require parental consent for children and adolescents under the age 18 years old.

Virtual appointments are available upon request.