Counselling

Counselling and Consultation

Feeling better, better relationships and a better life!

 

Counselling

Qualified – Competent – Experienced – Results.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in Victoria, BC and an Internationally Certified Addictions Counsellor (ICADC) from the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)

With over 25 years of extensive clinical counsellor and teaching experience in residential treatment programs, mental health out-patient clinics, employee and family assistance programs, colleges/universities, government and corporate setings and in private practice for counsellors, I can support you in feeling better and healing from issues such as:

Anxiety/Depression

Substance Misuse/Addiction (Including sex, food, gambling, shopping)

Low Self-Esteem

Relationships/Couples/Marriage Counselling, Affairs and Infidelity

Career/Life Transitions (lay-offs, retraining, getting fired, separation, divorce, illness and injury, moving to another city)

Grief and Loss (loved ones – including pets)

Emotion Management (Anger/Violence)

Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Pain Management

Body Acceptance Issues

Eating Disorders

Sexuality

Positive Psychology/Personal Growth (Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology that studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Positive psychology seeks to find and nurture wellness and sustainable growth and to make normal life more fulfilling, not to cure mental illness.)

Spiritual Development

 

I specialize in the following areas:

Anxiety and Depression

Marriage and Relationship Counselling

Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma or Secondary Trauma for professional helpers (counselors, social workers, nurses, correctional/justice workers, military, firefighters, paramedics, physicians, police officers, mental health counsellors, teachers etc.)

Substance Misuse/Addiction (Including assessment, treatment and aftercare)

Physical and Emotional/Attachment  Traumas

Parenting Consultations (Triple P Parenting)

 

I use the following therapeutic modes of psychotherapy/counselling:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Somatic Transformation (ST) Psychotherapy

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)

5Rhythms Movement Therapy and Counselling

Mindfulness Based Counselling

Psycho-Social Model of Substance Abuse/Addictions (Including sex, food and gambling)

Social Constructivism

Transpersonal Psychology

Gestalt Psychotherapy

Existential Psychotherapy

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

Triple P Positive Parenting Programming

Consultations/Interventions for Businesses, Government and Not for Profit Organizations:

As a professional educator and mediator, I can provide you or your organization, management team, employees, volunteers and/or board members with brief or on-going training, consultation and intervention in the following areas.

Conflict Resolution

Team Building

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Employee Performance, Motivation and Behavioral Issues.

Effective Communication

Work-Life Balance

Stress Management

Addictions in the Workplace