About Colleen

Victoria Counselling and Therapy Services Through Visual Coaching
Registered Clinical Counsellor in Victoria BC and Vancouver Island

 

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

My mind is endlessly curious about life, ideas, different ways we relate to one another and how we make sense of our experiences. This has taken me on a rich and varied life journey. I come to counselling with a background in education, permaculture design and graphic facilitation.

 

I have a B.A. in philosophy, my Montessori training at the Elementary level and my M.A. in Counselling psychology. I have lived and worked in Ghana and Mexico and have worked with Indigenous people across North America.

 

More importantly, though, I have had times of wealth and also times of poverty in my life. I have been “successful” as an entrepreneur and at other times I have struggled to find employment. I have been lonely and I have struggled to find hope. This has given me some humility: I know that life can be really hard. And I know from working across cultures, faiths, classes and literacy levels that there are many ways to see the world. I try to meet each person where they are at and see the strength and beauty that they bring to life.

 

My counselling style draws on a variety of modalities including, but not limited to, mindfulness-based practices, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Buddhist psychotherapy and trauma-informed practices. I also use simple diagramming and visual models during sessions so that we can better understand one another and find ways to move you towards your goals.