Mike has been working as a counsellor for 10 years. He has a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker with the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
In my counselling work with individuals, couples and families, I take a strength-based approach, paying particular attention to what people value, and what is getting in the way of what people want for themselves and those they care about.
I work primarily through asking questions designed to create dialogue about the person’s relationships with challenges in a way that helps new understandings come to the fore; not only about the person’s experiences with challenges, but also about the person’s sense of themselves, their relationships, and their place in the world.
As I am someone who also struggles with challenges, I stand in solidarity with people, and through conversation we learn together about what the best path forward for the person might be. In my counselling work, I am guided by the following principles:
- People seeking counselling and I share more similarities than differences as human beings
- The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem
- There is more to a person’s life than the problems they experience
- Everyone has skills, values, beliefs, hopes, dreams
- Relationships are central to life
- The person seeking counselling is the expert in their own life
- Change is always possible
- As a counsellor, it is my role to facilitate the kinds of conversations persons seeking counselling have been unable to have in their day-to-day lives
I have experience and training in working with:
- Disordered eating
- Men and mental health
- Men and body image
I work with:
Sessions are $120.00
I am a provider with FNIHB
As a Registered Social Worker with the Manitoba College of Social Workers, I am covered by most work and health insurances plans, however I am not able to bill directly
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