I live and work on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 

If you are curious about my work and/or interested in working with me I will offer you a 20-30 minute phone or video call or face to face chat, free of charge, to see how I might be helpful to you.  The purpose of this initial consult is to clarify your question and to see if and how we can work together towards your goal. You can then decide on your next step.

Every session begins with a check-in. What happens in a session is completely dependent on your intention, what you need, and what seems to be the best way to move forward. Sometimes an exercise like breathwork will help you to become grounded and present to your Self. If talking helps we’ll talk. If non-verbal ways (art, sand-play, bodywork) seem helpful, we will try those.  You are always encouraged to lead the session.

My philosophy and my approach:

I invite you to read what I have written about my work on this website as well as in two chapters in Healers on the Edge.  Or

You can also listen to interviews in which I describe my approach.

  • This interview is from January 2022 on Jill Sawchuck’s podcast The First Step. You can find it on Spotify. The title of that interview was Healing, Sexuality, and Treating Trauma
  • And this interview was done in October 2023 on Racheal Charlie’s podcast Awakening the Body. Here it is on Spotify. The session’s title is Embodiment, Touch, and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

I am trained and fluent in practices of talk therapy, Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy (yes it is for grown-ups too 🙂 as well as Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork.

The following information is for clients who wish to see me individually. In my work with couples I hold to the same principles and goals. With couples I guide each member to give and receive touch and bodywork to and from each other.

Here are my rates:

In-Person Sessions Virtual Sessions
intake $250 (1.5-2 hrs) $175 (one hour)
single session $250 (1.5 hrs) $175 (one hour)
Committing to the 3-session package (3X1.5hrs) allows for continuity and for focus on a specific goal, such as exploration of mindful pleasure, to find out what you want in relationship and how to ask for it $700 (4.5 hrs, with $50 discount)
  • Individuals $500 (3 hrs, with $25 discount)
  • Couples $700 (4.5 hrs, with $50 discount)
Committing to the 5-session package is highly recommended if you intend to delve deeper for instance to heal past trauma and/or to achieve higher pleasure. $1200 prepaid (5X1.5 hrs, with $50 discount)
  • individuals $850 (5 hrs, with $25 discount)
  • Couples $1,200 (5X1.5 hrs, with $50 discount)
3-day Intensive Retreats (for individuals and couples): focusing of carefully accomplishing a great amount of work in a compressed amount of time.In the course of the three days you will have the options from the following menu:Individual and couples counselling, trauma therapy (using modalities of talk and arts therapies), trauma-focused bodywork, pleasure-focused bodywork, sex and intimacy coaching, introduction to sensory play and kink $3150 (18 hrs over 3 days)includes light snacks(Let’s discuss options of places to stay)

Initial intake is an in-depth to explore your history, health, and your goals. We may do exercises in boundary-setting and consent. We will discuss and clarify your intention and plan our future sessions.

Contact me by through my contact page or by email: thetouchingcure@gmail.com  

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