Palliative Care can be a scary concept, and even more frightening when you have received a palliative diagnosis. You may be feeling abandoned by your health care providers or your support system. You may be challenged by all the choices you face. I can walk alongside you in your journey, with compassion and expertise. I will meet you where you are. At home. In hospital. In hospice care.
The experience of loss, and its resulting grief, are at the root of many everyday challenges. We live in a culture that generally prefers to avoid grief and mourning. We are expected to move on, buck up, and be strong. Grief can be complicated by other life struggles. If your grief is prolonged or intense, you may have complicated grief. There is a way through!
Are you looking for professional guidance or education beyond counselling or therapy? I am available to provide expert consultation to individuals, families, and organizations on Grief and Loss, Palliative Care, MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying), and Caregiving topics. I can also refer you to community resources more appropriate to your needs.
"In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his or her own personal growth?" ~ Carl Rogers
"I think if you follow anyone home, whether they live in Houston or London, and you sit at their dinner table and talk to them about their mother who has cancer or their child who is struggling in school, and their fears about watching their lives go by, I think we're all the same." ~ Brené Brown