Areas of Expertise
Masters in Counselling Psychology
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I offer personalised and individual counselling to youth and adults looking to address both short term and more longer term difficulties. Using a therapeutic approach of validation and safety, we can look at some of the underlying concerns or external symptoms you may have. I utilise client centred, strengths based and relational perspectives combined with neuroscience and attachment interventions to offer support and gain collaborate insights. Whether you are looking for validation and reflection or direct focused insights, I offer safety and trust in my approach.I am awaiting status as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Art therapy is a gentle therapeutic modality which allows you to tap into levels of awareness beyond what you can think! The creative process is deeply personal and the use of art can facilitate healing insights and soulful resources. With relational neuroscience and somatic awareness deeply embedded in the therapeutic process, art can be utilised by everyone including and those who have no artistic backgrounds. I am a Registered Canadian Art Therapist which means I have completed more than 1000 hours of work with clients and had direct supervision to support this practice.
Noticing our body is an important and often forgotten aspect to therapy. As a culture, we largely ignore our body's subtle cues but if they are listened to with respect and skill, deep and profound healing of many wounds can occur. Within the context of a safe and secure therapeutic alliance, body based interventions are respectful and honouring of our deepest knowings. I am in the final process of becoming a Certified Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapist.
Qualifications, Certifications and Registrations
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
RCAT (Registered Canadian Art Therapist), Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). Registration Number 317-R-22
DKATI, 2021 (Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute)
MACP (Hons), 2023 (Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University)
Hakomi Somatic Mindfulness Psychotherapy,2 year Diploma Training (current)
Somatic Experiencing Step by Step: Body Oriented Approach to Trauma and Stress Disorders Course with Peter Levine
Personality Disorders Certification Training: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment & Management with Gregory Lester
Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) with Dr Janina Fischer
Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis with Dr Sue Johnson
Neuroscience and Constellations Seminars: Constellating PTSD and C-PTSD with Sarah Peyton.
Other Community Counselling Experience:
Child & Youth Mental Health Counselling
Children & Families Who Have Witnessed Violence (PEACE) Counselling
Stopping the Violence Women's Counselling for Self Identified Women
Sexual Assault Crisis Counselling
Couples and Family Counselling
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services