Formal Education

Hatfield Polytechnic, UK – 1977 – 1982 B.A Applied Social Studies CQSW – Certificate in Social Work.

University of British Columbia, 1992 – 1996 M.A. Counselling Psychology

Vancouver Community College Substance Abuse Certificate completed 1992

Additional Training

Gestalt Training Association (UK) 1985 – 1987
Gestalt Training Institute (Vancouver) Certificate of Completion 1994
E.M.D.R. Basic and Advanced Level. Certificate of Completion 2001
BC School of Professional Psychology – 1999 Enactment Director Training.

BC School of Professional Psychology 1996 – 2000 Group Process Training.B.C. 2006 Working with Toxic workplaces.

The Couple Institute Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson. Level 1 Couple Counselling Sept 2007 – May 2008, Level 2 September 2008 – April 2009.

Relational Life Training (for couples) with Terry Real – Level 1, Level 2, Level 3  June 2017 – present

Somatic Transformation – 2-year training with Dr. Sharon Stanley. February 2009 – September 2010. Perspectives on trauma and the body. 2011-2012 attended as an associate facilitator.

CIMBS (complex Integration of Mind-Brain Systems) Training. Working with unconscious shame and anxiety. Oct 2014. Transpiring Moment. April 2015.

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program September 2015 – November 2015.

Monthly Consultation with Andrew Feldmar. January 2007 – December 2014.
Monthly Consultation with Sharon Stanley. Jan 2015 – September 2016
Monthly supervision group for working with Couples. 2012 – 2013. 2014 – 2015.

Study Seminars with Allan Shore. 2015.

Internal Family Systems – Level 1  2018 -2019.


Gestalt Institute 1994 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Justice Institute 1995 Working with Ritual Abuse Survivors.
Training with Pam Sleeth and Daniella Coates 1996 Working with Ritual Abuse.
Therapist University 2001 The Therapist As Life Coach
EAP in-service Training. 2004 Treatment of Depression
Amiga Centre for Professional Development – Marty Klien 2005 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Issues with Couples.
BC School of Professional Training – Patricia Wilensky. 2005 Advanced Group Skills.
BC Psychological Association. 2007
Collaborative Couple Therapy with Dan Cole: Turning Fights into Intimate Conversations.
Justice Institute February 2007. Introduction to Clinical Supervision.
John Betts and Karen Fahey. Sept 29 and Sept 30th 2007. Advanced Jungian Concepts
Working with Life Scripts – April 11th -13th 2008. Richard Erskine, Integrative psychotherapy.
The Borderline Personality and the search for the Real Self. August 2011. BCACC
Trauma Survivors: Treating the Cycle of Self destructive Behaviours. Lisa Ferentz. Feb 2012
Integrating Hypnosis and Attachment Disorders. Daniel Brown. Dec 7th 2013
Advanced Somatic Transformation – Working with the imagination. Feb 2014.
Advanced Somatic Training. October 2014

Supervision group – Integrative Psychotherapy. September 2008 – 2012.

Occupational Awareness training. First Responder Trauma.  September 2018.


International Society for the Study of Dissociation Conference. San Francisco 1996
Gestalt International Conference Vancouver 2006


Social Worker – London, England. 1983 –1989.

Waldee Sevices Inc – 1989. Rehabilitation counsellor . Developing rehabilitation programs for individuals with a head injury.

Elizabeth Fry Society – 1989 – 1992. Family Counsellor Working with Teen/parent conflicts. On call counsellor for group homes.

North Shore Transition House – on-call counsellor, 1992 – 1994

Seawalk Consulting Ltd (practicum for graduate degree)– 1994 – 1995. Working with Marlene Hunter. Experience with DID, PTSD, child abuse and the use of hypnosis.

VISAC (Victims of Incest and Sexual Abuse Centre) – 1994 –1998. Group Facilitator for women who had experienced child sexual abuse..

Counsellor Training Institute – June 1998 – Oct 2000. Course Instructor. Courses on; Counselling Theories, Sexual Abuse Counselling, Group Counselling, Grief Counselling, Family and Couples Counselling. Provide supervision of students counselling practice.

Interlock Employee Assistance Program – May 2001 – August 2008. 1) Part-time Counselling position. Counselling for Individuals and families.
2) On call Intake counsellor .

Private Practice 1996 – present. Providing counselling services to individuals, couples and groups.