Get to know your counsellor.

I have a firm belief that working with children, teenagers, young adults and their families requires a unique and personable approach.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

I moved with my family from the U.K to Kelowna in 2007. In my 20 years of field experience, I have worked with many individuals and their families under different settings both in the U.K and Canada.

I’ve developed unique methods that let me work closely with understanding youth. My approach is integrative and systematic and I have extensive training in working with young people who aren’t comfortable with sharing.

Most issues with mental health begin before adulthood and often continue through life. But there is good news – we can almost always improve mental health, which can lead to increased productivity, increased social functioning, better quality of life, reduced health risk behaviour, improved physical health and increased life expectancy.

Royal College of Psychiatrists. (October 2010). No health without public mental health: the case for action, 7-10.

Education I bring to the table.

Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE)Nursing,

University of Central England, Birmingham U.K.

Bachelor of Science (BSPN) in Psychiatric Nursing,

Douglas College, Vancouver

Introductory Certificate in Family & Systemic Therapy,

Birmingham University, U.K

Specialist Practitioner Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health & Community Studies.

University of Central England, Birmingham, U.K

Masters of Science (MSc) in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counselling,

Capella University, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (Hons Degree) in Mental Health Studies,

University of Central England, Birmingham. U.K

Training that keeps me committed.

Connect Parent Group Facilitator

An evidence-based 10-week manualized group program for parents and caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and mental health issues.

CBT TEAM Therapy Level 1

CBT for Anxiety

Motivational Interviewing

BC Early Psychosis Intervention Training Program

Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents

Introductory Certificate in Family & Systemic Therapy, Birmingham University, U.K

Let’s change the way you feel.

With my education, passion and training, let’s work together to break down the barriers you’re facing.