M.A., CCC., Canadian Certified Counsellor
As a Canadian Certified Counsellor with my Masters in Counselling Psychology, I have experience counselling for a wide range of concerns, with a special interest in topics related to cultural transition and trauma. I started out my life growing up internationally, so discovered early the gifts and challenges of living between cultures. As an adult I have continued living oversees, working as a humanitarian with displaced populations in emergency-aid contexts. Both these personal and professional experiences formed my heart to serve and care for those facing displacement, as well as those living and serving internationally.
As a counsellor, I see the importance of caring for the whole person, mind, body, soul, and heart. In addition to my masters in counselling psychology, I have trained in a variety of counselling approaches which focus on, trauma processing, communication in relationships, processing emotions, present focused practises (such as mindfulness), and narrative meaning. I draw upon these modalities, integrating them to meet the specific needs of the individual. At the core of my counselling, my hope is to provide a safe space of compassionate listening, where your story is held with the greatest respect and value.
QUALIFICATIONS & BACKGROUND
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, member #:10006333. You can find the ethics I adhere to and the requirements of my certification here
Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia
Working in both leadership and clinical capacities with NGOs in emergency aid locations in support of displaced populations - East Africa, West Asia, and Eastern Europe
Various clinical work placements, giving me experience counselling displaced persons effected by war and conflict, children and youth, and gender-based violence survivors.
Committed to ongoing training and supervision.