I am an intern counsellor, which means that I have completed my formal education, and I am now able to see clients under the supervision of a more experienced therapist. I hold a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and I am currently enrolled in my last term at Yorkville University in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology practicum. I am a student member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and both myself and my practicum supervisor are held to the highest ethical and professional standards as determined by the BCACC when working with clients.
I am a passionate professional who continues to strive to improve my skillset while bringing passion to working with both youth and adults in hopes of providing them further opportunities to thrive and grow as they overcome the challenges of life. My culturally informed style of counselling is a blend of humanistic and client-centered theoretical approaches in which I apply a variety of different techniques based on the need of the individual client.
I have been blessed with a vast range of experiences in my professional career as a teacher, program director, athlete, coach, father of 3 adult children, and a small business owner. As a result of these opportunities and experiences, I feel I have a balanced perspective and a wide range of skills, interests, and abilities that make me very adaptable to any new challenge set before me. I also feel that this well-rounded skill set, coupled with having overcome challenges in my own life will serve me well as I continue to seek new opportunities to connect with and help people as a counsellor.