Counselling to support your whole self

I support you through attention to your whole self: mind, body, social, and creative aspects of self. I take a relational approach that foregrounds our connections to ourselves, community, and more-than-human worlds.

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Exploring life: getting unstuck

The people I work with are exploring their self-understanding and experience of life, of transitions, grief, hope, depression, stress, anxiety, emotion-regulation, creativity, and connection. Therapy looks different for everyone and I invite people of all identities and life experiences to join me. Whatever your therapeutic goals are, my professional goal is to support you to safely explore your own capacity for healing.

How I work

I draw on a variety of modalities and specialize in somatic therapy, narrative therapy, nature based therapy and ecotherapy, expressive arts therapy, and mindfulness. My approach is rooted in neuroscientific research about the role of the nervous system and neuroplasticity in healing, safety and connection.

About Trudi Smith

Hi. I’m Trudi. I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor RCC (#20060) with a Masters degree in Counselling (MC) and a PhD in Studio Art and Anthropology. As a counsellor I’ve specialized in narrative and strengths based approaches, Nature Based Therapy, Somatics (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), and Expressive Arts Therapy (Polyvagal and Sensorimotor Art Therapy)

I offer counselling services to adults in person, in nature-based settings, and online.

More about me, my approach and experience.

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I offer different types of counselling sessions to best support what you need.

studio session

Meet me inside.

land based session

Meet me in a park.

online session

Meet me on Zoom.