I am originally from the unceded traditional territories of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations, and today gratefully acknowledge my privilege to live, work, and play on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
I work with people striving for freer self-expression, stronger presence, deeper authenticity, and calmer responses in life. The people I work with are often struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or life transitions. As an integrative therapist, we will work together to discover which therapeutic modalities work best for you — you are awesomely unique, so your therapy should be the same!
The inspiration to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor arose from my own transformative experience in the client’s chair. Prior to starting my Masters degree, I worked in the mental health and wellness field for 10 years in a variety of capacities through work and volunteer positions. I know how hard it can be to show up to the first, second, or even tenth session, and I promise to listen, get curious, and encourage you toward your healing.
As a queer cis-woman, I have the lived experience of navigating these identities, and the burdens that can accompany them. I am here to support your journey to reconnecting to your most authentic expression of self, whether that means coming out, navigating gender imbalances, or learning to fully love who you are!
I am looking forward to connecting with you to discuss how I can support you on your therapeutic journey!
Master of Counselling
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of British Columba
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Level 1
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Perfectionism and People-Pleasing
Consensual Non-Monogamy Level 1: Clinical Skills and Interventions
Institute for Relational Intimacy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Integrated Somatic Parts Work Levels 1, 2, 3
Meditation, Breathwork and Panayama
Carolyn Anne Budgell
Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours)