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Anchor 1
Professional ​

Master's of Theological Studies of Counselling (M.T.S.C.)

Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.)

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (R.M.F.T.)

British Columbia Marriage & Family Therapist (B.C.M.F.T.)

Canadian Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (C.A.M.F.T.)

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (A.A.M.F.T.)




  1. Pastoral/Spiritual Counselling./NonSpiritual

  2.  Trauma ( Developmental – abuse etc.) & Critical ( accident, injury, post traumatic stress conditions)



Counselling Categories:


Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Work


General Counselling Served:


  • Victim’s assistance, restraining orders, Veteran’s and Aboriginal Affairs, Fire Department and Spiritual Leaders.


Counselling Approach Process:


  • Provide a safe place

  • Eclectic ( combination of therapy approaches best suited for counselling goals is utilized). Individual and/or Family System

  • Wholistic approach: emotional, physical, relational and spiritual ( where it  applies ) for  integrated personal therapy goals.​


Masters of Theological Studies of Counselling
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. 

Professional Nurse Diploma
Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Man.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
2003, 2004 
Vancouver, BC - Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

Employee Assistance Program
The University of British Columbia Continuing Ed. Dept, Vancouver, BC.

Satir Systemic Brief Therapy Adavanced Training for Individual, Marriage, and Family 2002
Vancouver, BC - Dr. John Banmen

Parish Nurse Certificate
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

Elijah House Canada, Prayer Counselling Advance Training
Victoria, B.C. 

Counselling/Work Experience
Private Practice - January 2002 - Present - Individual, Couple, Family, Group, Workplace

Burden Bearer’s - Langley, B. Counselling Intern - 1996 Counselling. Individual, Couple & Family

Registered Nursing Practice - 1972-1979 - General Duty, Special Duty Nurse, and Community Health Nurse (Vancouver/Victoria, BC)


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Training for Attachment, Development and Trauma - December 2008 - September 2010

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Training for the Treatment of Trauma - May 2006 - February 2007

How The Stir Model Resolves Depression Workshop - Dec. 3, 2005. Satir Institute Of The Pacific, Vancouver, B.C., Dr. John Banmen.

Healing Potentials…of Meaning and Mindfulness - July 22-24, 2005. International Network on Personal Meaning, Vancouver, B.C., Paul Wong, PhD.

Expressive Play Therapy Methods to Help Traumatized Children - March 11-13, 2005.

Expressive Play Therapy, a Holistic and Integrative Approach - March 30-April 2, 2005. Sandplay, a Healing Journey for All Ages - May 4-8, 2005. Hornby Island, B.C., Marie Josie Dahaese, PhD. RCC., ATR, CET., RPT-S.

Rekindling Sexual Desire Workshop - Jan. 28, 2005 - The Family Therapy Institute Of Vancouver Island, B.C., Jayne Weatherbe, M.A. - A.B.S., R.M.F.T., R.C.C.

The Neurobiology of Love: Re-Wiring Emotions in Couples Therapy - April 29, 2004 Vancouver, B.C. - Brent Atkinson PhD., L.M.F.T.

Trauma Counselling - Feb. 26, 2004 - Vancouver, B.C., Sara Kammerzell, MEd., C.C.A., R.C.C.,

Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples Training - 2003, 2004, 2005, Vancouver, B.C.- Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

The ABC'S of Employment Assistance Program - Claire Sutton M.A., R.C.C., C.E.A.P., The University of British Columbia, Continuing Education, Vancouver, B.C., April 8, 2003 (6hrs.)

Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy: Working the Mind's Native Capacities for Swift, Deep Change - Bruce Ecker, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.A.M.F.T., Nov. 21-12, 2002.

Group Leadership Skills Workshop on Dealing with Loss - June Wasnick M.T.S.C., Director of Bereavement Services of the Langley Hospice Society, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Feb.2-3, 2001.

Cognitive Therapy For Couples - Dr. C. Newman, Vancouver, B.C.,
Oct. 22, 1998.

Working With Emotions - Dr. L. Greenberg, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 25-26 1998.

Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Dr. J. Auxier, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., June 5-6 1998.

Executive Team Building Workshop - Konstanturos & Associates, Victoria, B.C., Dec 15-17, 1997.

Marriage Conference - Family Life, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., - Weekend, 1996.

Prayer Counselling - Elijah House Canada, Victoria, B.C., Basic Training: Nov. 4-8 1996, April 28 – May 2, 1997, and Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 1997, Advanced
Training: May (1 week), 2000, Nov. 6-10, 2000. 

Dealing With Loss, Grief and Life Changes - Richmond Hospice Association, Northwest Satir Institute, Richmond Health Department, , Richmond B.C., June 1, 1996.

Spirituality and Therapy Conference - The North Shore Counselling Centre, Vancouver, B.C., May 2-4, 1996.

Taylor - Johnson Temperament Analysis Certification Workshop - Dr. M. Stouffer, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Jan 28, 1995

Stop The Hurt (Counselling the Sexual Abuse Survivor, Perpetrator, and Their Families) - D. M. Whitman M.Ed.& K. Merriman M.S.W. Vancouver, B.C., , 9hrs, 1993.

Positive Parenting, North Vancouver, B.C. - North Shore Family Services - 8 evenings, 1989

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