Hi, I’m Jude. My core philosophy is that the roadmap to our wellbeing is within us. I consider my work with each client as a discovery of their own unique path to wellbeing and wholeness. I see therapy as a collaborative exploration, we are working together through the blocks, conflict, feelings and confusion to help discover what is needed to be a healthy, integrated individual.
My approach is integrative, meaning I have a diverse toolset drawing from a variety or modalities, traditions, and experience. I am particularly passionate about the integration of meditation and mindfulness with counselling and psychotherapy, and have facilitated workshops teaching mindfulness skills to therapists and mental health workers.
There is no one method that works for everyone. Each person is unique in their challenges, experience, and temperament. This is why having a dynamic toolkit is essential for effectively overcoming barriers to growth.
I’m a lifelong student of meditation and psychology. I became obsessed with consciousness and eastern philosophy in my late teens and have been exploring ever since. I’m currently doing content strategy and development for Open, a mindfulness, movement, and breathwork app, and have been a content writer for the popular app Calm in the past. I also founded the meditation group The Toronto Sitters and teach at the Consciousness Explorers Club as well.
I’ve studied formally and informally in a number of meditation traditions, originally in Tibetan Buddhism and have more recently been studying a broad range of practices with Shinzen Young and Jeff Warren.
I regularly collaborate on meditation projects with Jeff Warren, including helping him write his landmark 30 day Calm course How To Meditate.
I’ve also studied psychotherapy at the Transpersonal Therapy Centre, The Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and recently completed the Existential-Integrative Therapy training program at The Living Institute.
Aside from all my studies in consciousness I spent most of my youth skateboarding and much of my adult life involved with art and photography.
All sessions are customized around your needs. I will ask questions to figure out how I can best help you and we will structure the session from there.
Inevitably we work with what is arising in the moment, what challenges are present, and explore the root causes and patterns. From there we can explore a variety of practices to process what needs to be processed and make whatever changes necessary.
*We start with a free consultation to see if we’re a good fit for working together. All sessions are conducted over phone or zoom unless arranged otherwise
I’m quite busy these days but open taking on new clients if it’s a good fit. I also have a good referral network and happy to help you find a therapist that’s right for you.