How I work with Clients
Whatever comes up during our sessions, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been a witness to it, and I can tell you it is healing. The important element in my sessions is that we have trust and a connection to work together. That is why I offer no-charge consultations, so we can establish this when we first speak. Following both modern therapeutic methods as well as more global and Indigenous modalities, I help others to un-cover what they come to know. During our sessions, as we discover more about you, this information informs me to choose the best approach/method to hold you while you uncover your truth. The focus of the healing process is the restoration of relationships that have become out of balance. As a counsellor, one is a supporter in a shared experience of learning and growing, with assessments usually being completed by the person being helped. I use questions, storytelling, humour, modelling, somatic modalities, parts therapy, and other proven methods to raise your awareness of your wholeness and interrelationships within life. When called, I use the healing power of hypnosis for connecting within ourselves: spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional. I use a two-eyed approach of both Ericksonian and Indigenous knowledge when using hypnosis, as well as much as possible during our sessions.
In my private practice, I work one-to-one, in groups, and online with clients from all over the world, guiding others to un-cover possibilities and paths to life. In terms of my recognized titles, I am a Counselling Therapist with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta, a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, and a Counselling Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy Teacher. In terms of memberships, I am a Member of the Psychodynamic Association of Canada, a Senior Member of the ACCPH UK, a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice, and a board member of FACTBC.
When asked, I will step into being a helper in ceremony. I am in gratitude to the Balinese and Cree knowledge keepers that have mentored me, guided me, and protected me as I learned what I can do and what I am still learning to do. Some of my studies include an Advanced Counselling Skills Diploma, an Advanced Bachelor’s degree, and a graduate degree-a Post Baccalaureate Graduate Diploma. I am a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, a 240-hour, year-long, graduate level training in a psychotherapy mental health approach developed by Gabor Mate. I am also a Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner as well as a Master Practitioner of NLP. In summary, I use a variety of modalities when needed, all listed in my site. My broader primary focus outside my one-to-one, group or individual practice is Mental Health consulting, such as coaching or counselling mental health support workers/first responders, acting as mental health support, counselling and assessment/care plan teams within Aboriginal Services, partnering with Mental Health teams in special projects, or coaching and supporting other counsellors how to manage both clients and a practice.
“Make no mistake about it—enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
– A D Y A S H A N T I
School: Orca Institute
Degree: Advanced Counselling Diploma
School: Simon Fraser University
Degree: Graduate Diploma
License or Certificate Counselling Therapist
License or Certificate Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
License or Certificate Member, Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy
Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT) Training Certificate-ATMA; University of Ottawa Microprogram in Psychedelics & Spirituality Studies
Payment & Insurance
$125.00 - $175.00
- BlueCross and BlueShield