"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"
Education and Training
1. My Academic Credentials
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. My academic credentials include a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Science Psychology Major.
2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I have specialized training in EMDR, a therapy that was developed to help people heal from the emotional distress resulting from traumatic life experiences. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients process past traumatic experiences, reduce physical reactivity, lower anxiety and decrease depression.
3. Client Care
When it comes to client care I believe a solid foundation of training combined with life experience, on-going professional development, supervision, and peer consultation ensures that the counselling service provided is up to date, relevant and informed to enable a healthy recovery process for each client.
4. Outside of Private Practice
Outside of private practice, I practice mindfulness, meditation and combine these often in nature. I feel most at peace when I’m in nature or plunging my hands into the soil gardening.