How my journey began
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
Certification: 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
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 with INGOs in emergency aid, in support of displaced populations in East Africa, West Asia, and Eastern Europe. Various clinical placements, counselling displaced persons, children and gender-based violence survivors.
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