Counsellor MACP, RCC
Like most individuals, I have had struggles. Approaching middle age, I went to counsellors. They were well qualified and led me to the answers I needed by helping me determine the questions I had to ask. I now consider my “mid-life crisis” as a “mid-life opportunity”.
After working as an amusement park roustabout, a television game show stunt tester, a sailing instructor, and a corporate communications consultant, I chose to become a counsellor as a way to pay back some of the good I have received from others.
With degrees from Concordia and Yorkville Universities and certification from the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, I became a counsellor/psychotherapist with my own practice in Powell River, BC. Since then, I have worked successfully with men, women, couples, and families locally and across Canada.
My particular areas of expertise include men’s issues, addiction, aging, and retirement. My client base is balanced between younger and older men and women, both as individuals and couples, and includes adolescents and children as part of treatment for family issues.
I am also a volunteer counsellor for the ALS Society of BC and the Disaster Psychosocial Services of the BC Provincial Health Services Authority.
Counselling at a Distance
Although counselling has traditionally been an in-person activity, changes to our world and technology have opened the process to new formats, such as telephone and online video or text.