Registered Clinical Counsellor #12788
Areas of Practice
Motivation and Goal Setting
Career and Life Transitions
Stress Management and Reduction
Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Elizabeth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University.
With over 10 years combined education and experience helping people to live healthy, fulfilling lives, she works to help people reach their personal and professional life goals through compassionate client-centred support. In the past, Elizabeth has worked as a career counsellor and a small business coach and has helped many people successfully navigate exciting and new career transitions. Her core values include encouragement, humor, kindness, and confidentiality when counselling clients.
Elizabeth uses client-centred, trauma informed and evidence based approaches to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their inner thoughts and feelings. Elizabeth has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness and values-based approach for coping with anxiety and depression. She helps clients learn practical day-to-day coping strategies and is passionate about helping clients build on their strengths and resiliency to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Elizabeth is also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Outside of Peak, Elizabeth works in the area of Physician Health as a Resident Wellness Counsellor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine providing therapy to Resident Physicians.
Elizabeth is also a trainer in Circle of Security® Parenting, a parent education program that helps parents understand the emotional needs of their children, help them manage emotions, develop self-esteem and feel more secure.
What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?
Prior to becoming a therapist I worked at the YMCA in Community Programs and worked with youth and adults on career development and small business development. While at the YMCA I also co-developed the Youth Mindfulness Group - a free group therapy program for young adults with anxiety. Both of these experiences have helped me develop strong skills in supporting people through (sometimes daunting) career transitions and helping people to manage anxiety.
What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?
Becoming a new mother is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Full stop! There wasn’t anything that anyone could have said to prepare me, and while I was going through the first year I also found so few people talked about how hard it was. I really had to reach out for support and ask for what I needed, which was very difficult but totally saved me. I still find I have to remind myself that any “mom” guilt I feel for taking time for self care is unjustified guilt, and that if I take care of myself, I will be a better mother and partner. This is tough though! As women - we are conditioned to take care of others before ourselves.
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