"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 am sufficiently convinced that it affects every aspect of it! This perspective has shaped my holistic approach to counselling/therapy, 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 own relationships, and as a member of our local and global community. I too have experienced great suffering at times, and am always learning about being human.
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.