Registered Clinical Counsellor
My name is Andrea Zimmering, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a holistic nutritionist with a special focus on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size.
I am also a 200-Hour Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher.
Counselling provides a safe space to work through aspects of your life that feel challenging. Working together, my goal is for you to feel supported in your journey while gaining insights into your present problems. In a session I will work collaboratively with you to better understand the root of your concerns and build a path forward. Common areas of exploration in session will include values, internal and external resources, self-talk, goal setting and the impact of the many systems in your life.
I have experience working with a diverse range of individuals with varying challenges. My clients, who include adults, couples, and youth, come to me wanting support in areas such as:
Anxiety and Depression
Life transitions / adjustments
Self-confidence and self-esteem
Career exploration and workplace challenges
Body image and disordered eating
As an integrative therapist, I draw on various therapeutic theories and approaches. Every session we have together provides a unique opportunity to address your present challenges with different tools and strategies. A central focus of my work is helping to enhance mind-body connection, mindful awareness, and nervous system regulation. I utilize therapeutic techniques from the following models: emotion focused therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, somatic-based therapy, and parts work.
I strive to show up with integrity in my work and ensure that my clients feel seen, heard, and safe to show up authentically as they are throughout the counselling process. Our sessions may include processing the past, creating goals for the future, and discovering the present.
I am honoured and look forward to working with you in person in Squamish, Pemberton or online.
Andrea is available for free 15 minute phone consultations.