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About Me

My own journey towards becoming a counsellor

The road towards becoming a counsellor has been anything but linear; here’s my story, in brief, on how I arrived to be doing what I love. In the late 90’s my younger self wanted to be a therapist; however, life had other plans for me (!) and I dropped out of college. After spending several workaholic years in advertising, I burnt out, and realized that the corporate world had distanced me from having deeper authentic connections with people; so, for my own good I had to recreate the way I was living, personally and professionally. This led me to train in different holistic healing modalities, which, in retrospect, was also a quest for my own personal healing. I started my holistic healing practice in North Vancouver, BC in 2005, and I enjoyed it for over a decade.

I went back to university at the age of 36 when I reached a lull in my practice and wanted to change the way I offered support; I knew I had to advance my knowledge on how to help people overcome their wounds and to find new ways to help them empower themselves and create meaningful changes in their lives. My mantra is IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. Because it’s true. It’s never too late to shift direction, seek growth, want to change or redefine your life, and I bring this philosophy with me into the counselling room too. 

I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people including the Qiqéyt (Qayqayt), Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. As a white settler on stolen land, I recognize that a land acknowledgement is one small part in dismantling colonialism, but an important one. It is my responsibility to follow acknowledgement with conscious effort to support Indigenous organizations and movements, as well as to continuously learn and encourage learning about the histories and current realities of Indigenous peoples.

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