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 twelve 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
Response Based Therapy – Mind the Gap. 2015
Response Based Therapy – Mind the Gap. 2014
Eco-therapy/ Eco-psychology- Counselling Beyond the Office Walls. 2014
Narrative Therapy- Therapeutic Conversations Conference. 2014
Family Systems Therapy. 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