Counsellor & Body Image Coach
Hello and welcome! I am delighted to tell you a little bit about myself and the services I offer. A registered social worker, I offering counselling and coaching services to help with a range of life challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhelpful patterns, or relationship and family issues. My particular passion is for helping people with body concerns to heal their relationship with food and exercise, reclaim their body sovereignty and no longer be held back by feelings of body shame or insecurity.
Through my work and own personal healing journey, I have developed a framework for healing that embraces self compassion, mindfulness and discernment to support fostering unconditional positive regard for the self and the body. I believe these three elements bring a sustainable energy to efforts for better health and wellbeing. In my work, I embrace a strengths-based approach and I work in partnership with my clients identify and mobilize that which is already working and strategize together to begin to shift what isn’t. My wellness philosophy is grounded in the principles of Health at Every Size®, I and truly believe our health and wellbeing is better supported by focusing our efforts away from a focus on weight or body size, and instead work to embrace body diversity and looks for ways to healthfully support our body and ourselves.
“Working with Sydney was one of the best choices I have made on my long journey of dealing with body and food issues, something I have struggled with all my life. … I am so grateful for everything Sydney taught me, and I carry those lessons with me every day. “