Finding hope, healing and a way through.
Where was God when I needed him?
How could God allow this?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
I didn't deserve this!
If you are asking these questions, you are not alone. This is a very large topic worth exploring. It is healthy to explore these questions or frustrations and emotions tied to them.
Traumatic experiences force survivors to confront psychological and spiritual challenges that are not familiar to the average person.
Trauma can call into question human relationships, rupture family attachments, friendship, love and community, shatter the formation of healthy self-identity, and erode belief systems that give meaning to human life and experiences.
Trauma can shatter a survivor's faith and concept of God.
When trauma strikes, survivors are left feeling powerless and helpless. It is common for these feelings to be projected onto God in a way that conceptualizes God as abandoning, unable, punishing, distant, or uncaring.
Psychological trauma leaves behind strong feelings of dis-empowerment and disconnection. Recovery is based upon empowerment and the creation of new healed and healthy connections.
Spiritual support from a christian perspective is available to those who want to include their faith in therapy.
When faced with life’s challenges, some people find that drawing on their faith is a key part to finding healing and effective treatment.
What you believe gives life meaning and purpose influences how you feel physically, emotionally, and psychologically. What you believe spiritually influences your emotions, responses, capacity to cope, and find hope and make meaning.
Everyone is at a different place on their spiritual journey. I meet you where you are.
Connecting with your spirituality, from a Christian perspective involves an interest to grow in faith and connect with God in ways that bring new hope, strength and peace.
Like secular therapy, Christian counselling is diverse and follows several evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
What makes Christian counselling unique is the broad range of additional resources including prayer, scripture, and integrating spiritual practices that support therapy.
While my approach is informed by the Christian worldview, this does not mean I push my beliefs, nor do you have to share my beliefs to work with me.
I believe all people are worthy of love, respect, and good therapy regardless of circumstances or beliefs.
Registered Professional Counsellor (CPCA)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA)
Certified Professional Counsellor (PACCP)
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