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About Me

I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). While my Masters in Counselling Psychology gave me training as a general clinical counsellor, I have advanced skills and training in the areas of trauma, grief and sex and relationship therapy.  I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including attachment work, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Developmental Model, Relational Life Therapy (RLT), feminist and social justice approaches to mental health and therapy, mindfulness as well as meaning and values explorations. I have also completed extensive training in the current frameworks and models of affirming sex therapy.  So that each person experiences counselling therapy that is a good fit for them, I tailor my approach based on each client's specific goals and strengths.

I navigate the world as a white cis-gendered straight assumed bisexual married able-privileged mother of teenagers. Of Scottish settler heritage, I am grateful to live, work and garden in the beautiful unceded territories of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as Victoria, BC.

I am a constant work in progress. I consistently work on identifying my biases, edges and privileges in order that I ground myself in self-awareness to reduce or obliterate any oppressive postures that might create obstacles to the creation of the safest, bravest space for therapeutic heart-centred work. I do my best every day to show up for life with joy, care and compassion.



  • BA, History of Art, Open University, London UK,

  • MA Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Courses and Certifications

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist (AASECT) Supervisor: Paula Leech,  LMFT, CST, CSTS, ongoing

  • The Power of Touch: Understanding the Utility and Beauty of the Sensate Focus Model in the Practice of Psychotherapy Paula Leech, 2022

  • Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy  Level 1 Martha Kauppi/Institute for Relational Intimacy ,2022

  • TheDevelopmental Model for Relationship Therapy, The Couples Institute, 2021/22

  • Sex Therapy Certificate, Institute of Sex Education and Enlightenment (ISEE), 2021

  • Relational Life Therapy (RLT) Level 1, Terry Real, Relationship Life Institute, 2021

  • SAN’YAS Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program, 2020

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Trauma, Russ Harris, 2020

  • Trauma-Informed Practice Training: Level 2, Alyson Quinn, UBC, Oct 2020

  • Trauma-Informed Practice Training: Level 1, Alyson Quinn, UBC, Oct 2020

  • Telehealth 101, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020

  • Sex Therapy Certificate, University of Guelph, Nov 2019

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, The Gottman Institute, 2018

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-morbidities, The Gottman Institute, 2018

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