"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing
who we are."
- Brené Brown
Why I Love Being a Clinical Counsellor
The simple answer is that I am passionate about supporting people to grow and to heal. During my many years of experience as an RN, I became increasingly curious about how psychological health affects well-being, and am sufficiently convinced that it affects every aspect of it! This perspective has shaped my holistic approach to counselling, and to addressing mental health within the broad perspective of wellness.
I am continually awed by the willingness of individuals and families to bring their struggles into the light and to ask for help. I believe that every person has an innate ability to heal and to grow, and that skillfully supporting others to strengthen their mental health can transform lives, and result in lasting positive change for individuals, families, and communities. Being a clinical counsellor also continually challenges me to grow in my roles as a wife, a mother, and a member of our community. I too have experienced great suffering at times in my life, and am always learning about being human.
My Education and Training
I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am licensed and insured and follow a strict code of professional ethics. I frequently attend seminars, learning groups and conferences, to keep up to date and refreshed in my knowledge and practice. I routinely seek out professional supervision from other clinical counsellors and work closely with other professionals in the broader health care system.