Sitka Counselling on Vancouver Island
Currently offering online sessions
Healing on a deeper level
My passions lie in the intersections of hope, curiosity and courage. Hope is the seed that when tended can blossom into a life transformed. Curiosity is the spark that shines a light on the path, and courage is the strength to take the journey.
There are many reasons individuals seek counselling. Clients seek counselling when they are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or when they can't stop the negative self-talk about their self-worth and abilities. Individuals seek counselling when they are feeling stuck, worried, upset, frustrated, uncertain about their purpose, or experiencing a significant life event.
Counselling can help in times of challenge or crisis by offering a safe space to be heard, connect and grow. I practice from a place of compassion, non-judgement, curiosity and respect, and believe that each client is the expert in their own lives.
In a session, we will bring mindful attention and gentle exploration to your concerns and work to uncover your internal resources. We will examine limiting beliefs and suspicions of self that drive unwanted patterns and bring compassion to those tender places in order to return to the truth about self and others.
I use a client-centered approach where we focus on your goals for counselling and draw on a number of therapeutic approaches, including: transpersonal psychology, Bowen Family Systems, Gestalt, narrative, person-centered therapy, mindfulness, somatic-mind-body, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Transpersonal counselling is centered on the spiritual aspects of human life and Family Systems theory is based on who you became in the family you grew up in.
I am passionate about working with clients and it would be my honour to work along side you.
I provide individual counselling, currently offered online until we can meet again in person.
Areas of practice:
Areas of practice:
- Grief and loss
- Chronic pain
- Stress management
- Suicide ideation
- Interpersonal relationships
- Family and life transitions
- Personal development
Catherine Franz, B.Sc., MPH, RTCc