My calling in life is to help people to live happier, healthier lives so that they, in turn, help make the world a better place. I have pursued education and training in the healing arts for the last 15 years, including the study of yoga and meditation, herbology, acupressure, and counselling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner.
I was born and raised in the natural beauty of British Columbia and have a deep love of Nature that forms the core of my beliefs and values. I had the privilege of living for ten years on the wild islands of Haida Gwaii.
In pursuing my education, I spent a year in Victoria, BC, studying acupressure, five summers in New Mexico studying yoga, and three years in the Bay Area of California studying transpersonal psychology. I recently completed a two-year training in Somatic Transformation, which focuses specifically on healing complex trauma.
I live in a wonderful community on Vancouver Island where I am involved with watershed conservation and yoga for social change.
I have wide and varied interests that inform my work, from traditions rooted in ancient wisdom to modern neuroscience.
To create lasting change, I believe in working with the whole person– mind, body, and spirit. I believe that healthy people create a healthy planet, so when each of us heals, we help heal the world.
Choosing the right person to help you is an important decision. I offer a complimentary consultation so we can decide if we are a good fit for working together.
To schedule a consultation or your first appointment, please contact me by phone or email.
- Somatic Transformation Training with Dr. Sharon Stanley, 2012–2014
- Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 2007–2010
- Diploma of Acupressure with a specialty in Jin Shin Do® from the Canadian Acupressure College, Victoria, British Columbia, 2003–2004
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and CERTIFICATIONS
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registered Member #7193
Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner (CSTP)