About

Helping you navigate through the second half of life with clarity, vision and purpose

About Brenda

My professional background and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (UBC)
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (#1254)
  • 25 years’ experience in the public sector and private practice, counselling individuals, couples and families.
  • I am dedicated to ongoing professional training and continually take workshops and courses to enhance my skills.

I provide counselling to people in the second half of life who are dealing with a range of challenges. These include significant losses, complex family issues and burdens, midlife crisis/life transitions, letting go of the past, retirement and the search for meaning and purpose in life.

Call me today to get support with whatever issue you are facing.

Free 20 minute phone consultation:  604-435-9400.

I am here to help you.

 

I am a skilled workshop leader and have led workshops on:

  • Midlife Transitions (support groups for women dealing with the changes and challenges of midlife)
  • Navigating Change (finding a compass to direct you through new stages of life)
  • Wellness (work/life balance and stress management)
  • Parenting (supporting single mothers in all aspects of parenting and managing their lives)
  • Retirement (facing new retirement and making a map for your new life)

I  am a member of these professional counselling and therapy organizations:

  • B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors (#1254)
  • C.G. Jung Society
  • Employee Assistance Professional Association

My personal background:

I am a therapist in my early 60’s and have gone through my own midlife transitions in the past 15 years.  I have dealt with a number of health challenges and am experiencing the aging  process in my own life.  However, my perceptions of the aging process are much more positive now. I see how rich the second half of life can be. I have a deeper understanding and acceptance of who I am and what I bring to this world.

My warm and supportive style puts clients at ease and helps them open to their inner thoughts and feelings.  I offer unconditional acceptance, deep insight and a gentle spirit to support my clients in their journey. I am intuitive and follow a sense of what feels true, in both my personal and professional life. I bring my own personal growth work into my counselling practice and am able to share with my clients the knowledge, awareness and skills I have acquired.

I am a lifelong learner and am continually dedicated to taking care of my overall development: body, mind and spirit.   I hold to high ethical standards in all areas of life and assure each client of confidentiality.

I look forward to speaking with you!