With 10 years experience in the helping field and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, Erin (she/hers) continuously strives to connect with people from all walks of life. She believes the connection within the counselling relationship is an integral component of understanding yourself and your challenges. Erin has adapted an integrative and trauma-informed approach tailored to each client’s individual needs.
Counselling is a collaborative process where counsellor and client work together to develop perspective and understanding. Through a nurturing, safe and non-judgemental environment, Erin will acknowledge your resilience and help you feel heard, validated and encouraged. Within the therapeutic environment, Erin will help you build awareness in order to cultivate change, acceptance, and growth in a meaningful way.
Erin has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, acute crisis, suicide, schizoaffective symptoms, borderline personality disorder, addiction and problematic substance use, intellectual disabilities, families and children. Erin takes great pride in her work and is constantly researching the most cutting edge, effective therapy tools.
Erin believes that people deserve to feel connected. She understands the vulnerability of counselling and will actively work to make her clients feel as comfortable as possible.
Erin is an approved provider with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program.
Problematic Substance Use
Grief and Loss
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
What experience or background do you bring to your counselling practice that is uniquely yours?
I’ve always been told that I should write a book. People hear my stories and are in awe of the variety of experiences that I’ve been in. It’s been my life endeavor to submerge myself into different cultures, workplaces, relationships, and connections that may push me out of my comfort zone. Given this, I feel that it is unique to me as it not only shows my intrigue in others but the dedication that I have to understand where my clients come from and how I can connect and support them to the best of my ability.
What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?
I am constantly amazed by my clients! The way they identify with themselves, with others and their environment; it’s why I do this work. The way resilience can grow through pain, grief, and darkness is an outstanding transformation to witness. The beauty that can happen within a counselling room is magic! I feel incredibly honoured for clients in trusting and having faith in me to allow me to hear their stories.
What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?
I’ve struggled with anxiety all my life. At times it has been completely debilitating and others it is non-existent. I have thought a lot about “what ifs” when it comes to my anxiety, but at the end of the day I learned that I needed to change my relationship with it. I tuned it to what my anxiety was trying to teach me and how I could move through the process.
What have you learned from your work?
I’ve learned to constantly “check in with myself”; acknowledge my own awareness with interactions, beliefs, environments, and various situations. What/how do I feel about this? A lot of the time, the answers are there it just takes some time (or a different perspective) to get there.