Services provided include psychotherapy designed for individuals struggling to support a loved one.
20 years of Mental Health Care Experience
In 2000, Lydia left the film industry to pursue her passion of helping people help themselves. Now, 20 years later, she brings her wealth of experience and education to her private practice based in the Cowichan Valley, BC.
Lydia works with individuals and couples who are supporting a loved one on their recovery journey from mental illness or addictions. She brings training in various evidence based modalities. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) are utilized along with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Helping tell the difference between enabling and supporting is examined in-depth. Principles of SMART recovery are also incorporated into a client driven (yet counsellor guided) approach to re-discovering hope.
Additionally, Lydia sees individuals who are struggling to cope with intense emotions and a high level of sensitivity (often known as "empaths").
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and the rate is $110. If you have extended medical, please contact your provider to see if counselling is a covered service. Lydia's experience spans working in both the public and private sectors, including forensics. Her degree is a masters of science (clinical psychology) with a specialization in behavioural medicine.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length
Session rate is $110