15 min Venting Support Session
Need to vent? Craving a compassionate ear? Just need someone to listen? Looking for an objective view on an issue? We can chat on the phone, on Google Hangouts, on Skype or in person (if convenient), and you can let it out! I'm not a registered therapist, but friends, family and colleagues frequently approach me for support and advice. I have a knack for seeing different viewpoints and considering a range of possible solutions or plans of action. Sometimes just talking about a problem with an unbiased observer can give you some clarity...
Training & Qualifications
I'm not registered therapist, but I am a good listener, have a compassionate and empathetic nature, and am quite good at playing devil's advocate and seeing different perspectives and viewpoints. I am a people watcher, and am very emotionally intelligent. I love chatting and supporting people. I am a teacher with specializations in French and Special Education. I'm also a parent of a child with Autism. None of these things make me an "expert", but they are a large part of who I am, and have made me stronger and wiser as a result.
Availability & Preferences
Sporadically...during the weekdays is more difficult (working/teaching), but there can be some rare exceptions (lunch breaks, etc). I can usually make myself available most evenings after 5pm, and on weekends. We can easily negotiate and plan a time for a brief call or Google Hangouts session pretty much anytime, as I carry my phone with me.