Clinical Counselling Team Trauma-informed care
Sara Lewis, Clinical Trauma and Addiction Counsellor
Sara’s primary goal is to provide a calm, curious, safe, and non-judgmental space for her clients. With this foundation, Sara guides her clients to explore the barriers that are preventing them from feeling content, hopeful, and whole. Sara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's in Counselling Psychology. She has completed further training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), AEDP (Accelerated-Experiential Dynamic Processing) and body-based approaches for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Sara also has experience working with substance use and addictions, depression, grief and loss, panic attacks, attachment/relationship issues, self-esteem, workplace stress, and more. Sara aims to help clients move from a place of coping, to a place of living. Sara believes that all human beings have the ability to heal from our past hurts, with some guidance and support. In her spare time, you are likely to find Sara on the North Shore mountains with her dog Cooper (her sidekick in the counselling room).
Camilla Bjurling, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Camilla has her Masters degree of Counselling Psychology from Adler University. Over the last 25 years she has worked with youth and young adults. Her passion is to assist people in overcoming the obstacles they face and reach their goals and aspirations. Her approach is client-centered and collaborative using Adlerian and attachment as theoretical foundations with a trauma-informed approach. Camilla uses a holistic approach taking into account the individual’s family, community, culture, work / school including emotional, mental and physical aspects of that individual. She is inspired by the uniqueness of each individual she meets as she has travelled extensively and worked with youth, young adults and adults in countries such as Thailand, Mexico and the U.S. as well as in Canada from Northern BC to Quebec. In her downtime you will find her catching up on Netflix, spending time with her family and walking her dog at the beach.
Jeena Sandhu, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Jeena holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jeena is also a teacher within the Surrey School District with 18 years of experience supporting children, adolescents and parents. She has worked with clients experiencing sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, family concerns, trauma/PTSD, grief and stress. While Jeena understands that life experiences may cause us to lose connection with ourselves and in our relationships, she believes the power of the therapeutic relationship can heal and promote personal growth. She will strive to create a safe, attuned, and supportive environment for all clients; one that enables the client to explore their inner world in a non-judgmental space that fosters healing, growth, self-discovery and transformation. Fostering a therapeutic relationship rooted in empathy, compassion and care is the foundation of her approach in counselling and she works from an integrative approach drawing from a variety of modalities. "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it". We all need someone we can talk to. Jeena looks forward to starting the journey with you!
Chelsea Pilon, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Chelsie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and an Undergraduate degree in Communications. When meeting with clients, Chelsie’s top priority is to make sure they feel safe and supported. She believes that connection and safety create the foundation for healing and growth. Chelsie meets her client’s right where they are, empowers them to take control of their therapeutic journey, and supports them to make positive changes in their lives. Chelsie takes a trauma-informed and attachment-based approach to counselling. She understands that the root cause of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and maladaptive behaviors often stem from histories of trauma. Chelsie also draws on emotion-focused and body-centered therapy to help her client’s access their emotions on a deeper level. She believes that the body holds a lot of knowledge, and by connecting with it we can develop a deeper sense of knowing, regain our personal power, and feel grounded and more confident in ourselves.
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