M.A., CCC., Canadian Certified Counsellor
Starting out my life growing up internationally, I discovered early the gifts and challenges of living between cultures. As an adult I continued living oversees, working as a humanitarian with displaced populations in emergency-aid contexts. Both these personal and professional experiences formed my heart to 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, I trained in a variety of evidence based approaches which focus on, trauma, relationships, emotions, present focused practices, and narrative meaning. I draw upon these, integrating them to meet the 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.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual member #: 01001901
Education: Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Committed to ongoing training and supervision.
Background: Working in both leadership and clinical capacities as a humanitarian in emergency aid, in support of those forcibly displaced in East Africa, West Asia, and Eastern Europe. Various clinical placements, counselling humanitarians, displaced persons, children and youth and gender-based violence survivors.