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.