My name is Colleen and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am also a specialized yoga and Pilates instructor who has taught a variety of styles, including several Yoga Teacher Trainings, for 20 years.

I am best known for my ability to be inclusive, compassionate and adaptive while I strive to help others to face their challenges. When appropriate, I incorporate my yoga background into my therapeutic style by teaching mindfulness skills, breath work, and meditation techniques.

I have training in many therapeutic styles including Solution Focused, Person Centered, Narrative and Trauma informed approaches. I am also comfortable with Attachment-Theory based approaches which I use to inform my work with individuals, couples and families.

My primary areas of practice include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, couples, self-esteem, women’s issues, communications issues, eating disorders and chronic pain. To expand my toolbox, I am currently training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Behavioural treatment and Somatic Experiencing techniques. 

I strongly believe in a collaborative approach, creating a safe and secure alliance while developing the ideal treatment plan to meet the needs of each client.

"The person in peak-experiences feels their self, more than other times, like a prime-mover, more self-determined. They feel their self to be their own boss, fully responsible, fully volitional, with more "free-will" than at other times, master of their fate, an agent."

~Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being, 1968

Peak Experience Counselling 2019