We all lose our bearings from time to time. Whether precipitated by a major event, or a gradual becoming lost – when the horizon you had been following disappears – and in its place, a persistent search begins for something new in our lives.heart

A gentle, sometimes urgent longing or restlessness can awaken you. When you listen, you hear a small but persistent voice that urges you to pay attention. This voice invites you into exploring what may keep you from love, belonging and satisfying relationships. It allows you to hope for fuller joy and well-being. It can be difficult to trust this voice and yet something in you knows it is rooted in a deep wisdom.

Turn towards yourself and pay attention to your experience.

Pay attention to your emotional and physical health – notice your body – your feelings and sensations.

I will listen and hold your heart with care, kindness and sensitivity.

You may have survived some of life’s deepest sorrows and harshest realities. We all have a story. If there are any guarantees in life, it’s that there will be suffering and sometimes, we will struggle. You may learned to turn away from yourself – to deny your true needs and feelings – now is the time for true care, compassion and attention for what you truly need.

My Approach Kim CochraneThrough it all, you have been strong, resilient and adaptive and yet there is a sense that there is more. It is not uncommon to need to return to wounded places that feel old and new all at once.

Painful experiences in your current life can often stir up familiar echoes, that resound against the tender places that happened before.

Working together is one of the ways to respond to your longing and restlessness. I will listen and hold your heart with care, kindness and sensitivity.

I will create a therapeutic relationship with empathy and genuine presence to promote trust and safety. I will be attuned to you and work collaboratively to process the pain you carry, to hold the chapters of your story with you. This in turn can lead to healing your emotional pain, longing and restlessness.

I will support you to bring out the possibilities and resources within you to activate your propensity towards health, and the inherent potential for growth that we all share. I believe that inside every person there is a light that, when discovered, accepted, and integrated allows us to live from our true nature and experience internal freedom.

Feeling seen, heard and deeply understood can feel incredibly vulnerable and yet can be the very thing you’ve been hoping for all along.

Pause. Take a breath. Come back to your body with ease.

Working together is a process of self-discovery ~ mindful awareness, acceptance, and understanding.

Using an embodied, relational, somatic and mindful approach with attention to the body, mind and heart – I will help you understand your behaviours and physical symptoms, so they can be relieved in a more permanent way.

Together, we will attend to you as a whole person – a nurturing, whole body health approach – uncovering the impact of the past and of your daily choices on your body – as an emotional and physical being.

You will understand your emotional patterns, behaviours, and thoughts about yourself and others, and how these have shaped the ways that you are currently relating to others. In time, you can strengthen your sense of sense of self which will help to increase your self-esteem, self confidence, and self-awareness.

This is transformational work – an opportunity to slow down and listen deeply to yourself – so you can heal past trauma, cultivate feelings of safety within yourself, and time to listen to your authentic wisdom and the truth of who you are.

You will feel and make sense of all of your emotions including – sadness, anxiety, anger, fear, doubt, confusion, along with happiness and joy.

Focusing on clear, authentic communication, consistent sessions, and being committed to your process will help develop a deeper sense of trust in your therapy, which is vital to your expressing yourself in all of your fullness.

Feel grounded within yourself – heal longstanding painful patterns.

You will awaken – begin to feel and understand your feelings, so you can feel more alive.

We heal, together. In relationship and in community.

I look forward to being with you.

Sessions are held weekly or bi-weekly, in-person or via Skype, to provide you with support and continuity as you need it.

Some areas that clients have experienced growth:

Living from a Place of Embodied Liberation & Recovery – A Somatic Approach to Nervous System Regulation – Healing from Chronic Overwhelm or Shutdown in Your Nervous System
Getting to the Roots of Anxiety, Stress & Pain Patterns & Depression
Connecting to Your Inner Wisdom & Living Your Truth
Healing Hidden Unknown Trauma (Sexual, Emotional, Relational, Surgery, Accidents & More)
Allowing Your Authentic Self to Be Seen & Accepted with Kindness
Couples Therapy – Creating & Maintaining a Loving Relationship
Healing Emotional Wounds – the ‘Mother Wound’ or the ‘Father Wound’
Developing Increased Intimacy and Connection in Relationships
Increase Feelings of Belonging & Authenticity
Loving Yourself Sets You Free – Creating a Grounded Relationship Inside Yourself – Living from Your Heart
Healing Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Chronic Overeating) – using Attachment, Trauma Physiology and Sensory Processing as Perspectives
Understanding and Being with Sadness, Anxiety, Loneliness & Depression
Working Through Grief & Loss
Overcoming Feelings of Stuckness & Chronic Indecision
Understanding Work Dissatisfaction & Career Transition
Healing a Broken Heart after a Break-Up or Divorce
Living with a Chronic Illness or Pain

May you learn to trust
the messages that rise,
bubble up, and appear
and follow them wherever
they take you.

Your inner sense of value comes from loving yourself.