Approach to Counselling
I work from the understanding that we all construct a view of the ourselves, others and the world based on perceptions of our early experiences; these perceptions provide a foundation for our way of “being” in the world. Making the connections between past and present, and making meaning of our behaviors, emotions and thoughts, and their functionality in the present, is part of the therapeutic process.
I draw from various therapeutic approaches in my work, including, though not limited to, Adlerian Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
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Training and Professional Experience
A Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18111) with over 12 years of experience working within the social service/ social change field, I have worked in various positions over the years as a Mental Health Worker, Employment Counsellor and currently as a Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. I work with individuals of all ages from 13 years on. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Psychology), and a Masters Degree from Adler University (Counselling Psychology). Additionally, I hold certificates in Trauma Therapy, Couples Therapy, Telehealth Services, Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution, and am trained in Adlerian Therapy, Couples Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
My professional experience includes over 12 years with various not for profit organizations providing individual and group support. Additionally I have experience conducting workshops, providing job coaching, employment counselling, addictions support and life skills training.