About Awakening Heart Counselling /Kim O’Leary MA, BSW, RSW, CHT

I believe that everyone has an innate capacity to heal and embody a felt sense of wholeness as well as aliveness. At times, you may feel overwhelmed with a number of circumstances, or a specific experience that may leave you feeling numb, exhausted, anxious, fear or anger. At other times you may feel inspired to explore new options in life, and are seeking someone to support you in this exploration. It is in these times that I can be trusted to support, guide and provide direction when needed to navigate both your internal and external landscape. I will work with you to engage your innate capacity to heal and discover or rediscover your aliveness once again.SERVICESI work with adults addressing a range of concerns and I have specific training in treating trauma and stress related issues. I work collaboratively with clients, developing an individualized therapy plan that will best address their specific concerns and hopes. I have listed some of the areas I have specific training in. If you don’t see a particular issue listed please feel free to contact me and discuss the possibility of my counselling services.-Trauma-Sexual Abuse-Anxiety-Depression-Grief and Loss-Eating Disorders-Addictions-Life Transitions-Creative Expression-Clinical Supervision for Art TherapistAPPROACHESMy training has taught me that it is equally important to listen to the story of the body as it is to listen to the story of words. I embrace a gentle, honest and curious attitude in my work with others and strive to create a space for safety, understanding and compassion. I hold a deep respect for the inner wisdom and resources that reside within each person and value their own journey towards wholeness and an enhanced quality of life.My approach to working with others has been shaped and informed by a number of areas and continues to evolve. I embrace a multi faceted perspective that is strongly rooted in the area of body oriented psychotherapy and resources. Please see list below for specific therapeutic modalities I offer.Somatic ExperiencingArt TherapyHakomiSomatic Touch Trauma PracticeTrauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour TherapyExpressive Arts TherapyRe-Creation of SelfEmotional Freedom TechniqueSolution Focused.