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"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 years as an RN, I became increasingly curious about how psychological health affects well-being and decided to pursue counselling as career.  It was not until my early 30's that I developed a greater awareness of emotion and self regulation - through caring for people with dementia and learning how to be a parent and spouse I discovered a much richer (albeit sometimes more painful!) way to live. I am continually inspired by the willingness of clients to bring their struggles into the light and to ask for help and wish I had been able to do that more earlier in life.  I too have experienced great suffering and am always learning about being human. You are not alone, I am alongside of you:)

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 result in lasting positive change for individuals, families, and communities. Being a clinical counsellor also continually challenges me to grow in my own relationships with the earth and it's people, and as a member of our local and global community.

I'm Learning and Practicing

I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). I am licensed and insured and follow a strict code of professional ethics. I frequently participate in professional education, routinely engage in professional and peer supervision, and work well with other professionals in the broader health care system. 

Professional Education:

Nov 2023 - July 2024   AEDP Essential Skills 1 (Level 2 AEDP certification in process)

Oct 2023                              Happily Family Conference: Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids

Jan 2023                              AEDP seminar: Healing Relational Trauma

Sept 2021                            AEDP Immersion (Level 1 certification)

Oct 2020                              NICABM Course: Master Program on the Advanced Treatment of Trauma

Apr 2020                              NICABM Course: Working with Perfectionism

Dec 2019                             NICABM Course: The Pain of Abandonment

Sept 2019                            EFFT Core Training Certification

Aug 2019                             NICABM Course: Working With Clients who are Stuck

June 2019                           NICABM Course: Working With the Inner Critic

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