About me

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I have worked with individuals and families in the Greater Victoria area for over fourteen years. My experience includes working in different roles as a therapist, facilitator, support worker and counsellor. Since 2009, I have worked as a counsellor with individuals and families experiencing significant life transitions (separation, divorce, blending of families, children in care, involvement of protection services). In this time I have also worked with with individuals and families navigating anxiety, depression, self harm, responses to bullying, and responses to violence and trauma.

I completed my Master’s degree in the School of Child and Youth Care, at the University of Victoria, with a specialized focus in individual and family counselling and various therapeutic responses. I have received excellent clinical supervision and mentorship, and extensive training in a variety of therapeutic practices.

My practice is informed by several forms of therapy including Family Therapies, Response Based Practice, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Therapies (art, movement) and Eco-therapy.

Training and Professional Development:

Systemic Therapy Training- Level 1. Satir Institute. 2018

Meditation and Psychotherapy (Online course w Tara Brach).  2017

Yoga and Meditation- 200 Hour Teacher Training. Yoga Den. 2016

Grief and Loss- Royal Roads. 2015

Response Based Therapy – Mind the Gap. Center for Response Based Therapy. 2015

Response Based Therapy – Mind the Gap. Center for Response Based Therapy. 2014

Eco-therapy/ Eco-psychology- Royal Roads. 2014

Narrative Therapy- Therapeutic Conversations Conference. VSNT. 2014

Family Systems Therapy- MCFD. 2013

Eco-therapy- City University. 2013

Eco-therapy/ Eco-psychology- Introduction and Foundational Practices. 2013

Drug and Alcohol- A day on Drugs, Trends and Treatment. VIHA. 2013

Mindfulness and Meditation- Beyond Mindfulness Seminars. 2013

Youth Grief and Loss- Learning Through Loss. 2013

Parent Group Training- Connect, Maples Adolescent Treatment Center. 2012

Narrative Therapy- Therapeutic Conversations Conference. VSNT. 2012

Narrative Therapy- David Epston. Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. 2012

Child and Youth Care in Action- Co-presented, Narrative Therapy. 2011

Response Based Therapy- City University. 2011

Narrative Therapy- Therapeutic Conversations Conference. VSNT. 2010

Non-Violent Communication- South Island Training Initiative. 2010

Narrative Therapy- Advanced Narrative Therapy Certificate. VSNT. 2009

Narrative Therapy- Foundations Narrative Therapy Certificate. VSNT. 2008/2009

Early Childhood Education- Diploma, Sheridan College. 2001-2003

Registered Clinical Counsellor