Counselling for Clarity, Connection and Growth

How do you know when it is time to try counselling?

Perhaps you feel that your life is lacking connection, joy and authenticity.

Maybe you find yourself feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or just kind of “meh”.

Possibly your relationships with others are causing you to question yourself, your choices and your future.

Or maybe, things are changing in your world and you are not sure how to navigate this new reality.

You feel unsure, overwhelmed, depleted, unworthy and lost.

During difficult times it is easy to lose hope that a better future is possible.

Counselling can help you find hope, joy, connection, and clarity.

As a therapist, I love providing space for clients to explore the blocks, beliefs and stories that prevent them from living their best life. I use a gentle, narrative and client-centred approach, allowing clients to connect with their experiences, emotions and inner desires. Clients report that our work together has sparked powerful perspective shifts leading to clarity, freedom and lasting change.

I know that it can be challenging

…to find a therapist who appreciates your unique situation, outlook and aspirations.

When we find ourselves struggling, reaching out for support can feel overwhelming and downright daunting.

This is especially true if some of your choices are often seen as unconventional or “alternative’. I am committed to providing compassionate counselling to clients who often feel like they are swimming against the tide. A more authentic, confident and connected life is possible, and counselling can help you get there.

 

We may be a fit if:

        • You are over 18 and live in Ontario or British Columbia
        • You are looking for ONLINE Counselling
        • You have big dreams, and want to look at what may be holding you back
        • You want a safe place to process your past, navigate your present and start to create your future
        • You struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, indecision and low confidence
        • You want to feel good about your life and your choices
        • You suspect you are a people-pleaser and find it hard to set boundaries
        • You are looking for support without being judged

Hi, I’m Jill 

I provide warm, collaborative and client-centred online counselling services to clients seeking clarity, support and opportunities for growth. My clients say that I am understanding, open-minded and direct. I love supporting folks to find their way, be it in their career, their relationships, their early parenting journey or their authentic life path.

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My Approach

My approach to counselling is flexible and holistic. I hold a few core values and beliefs, which show up in counselling sessions in a variety of ways:

Relational
Change happens in the context of a warm, trusting, respectful and collaborative relationship. I strive to be authentic and real in every client interaction.

Narrative
When we own our story, we own our choices and our lives. Examining our story, and how we relate to it, changes how we interpret our world for the better. Narrative Therapy has strong roots in anti-oppressive practice. Together we can discover how to reclaim the power in your life from the systems that seek to undermine it.

Identity-focused
When we know our true selves we can make decisions in line with our values and preferred ways of being. I ask gentle questions that encourage examination and greater self-knowledge.

Trauma-Informed
Trauma changes how we experience the world. Together we can work on ways to navigate and manage the effects of past trauma in a safe, collaborative and respectful manner.

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My Education:

Master of Social Work, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia

My Certifications:

  • Registered Social Worker, BC (BCRSW #11912)
  • Registered Social Worker, Ontario (ONRSW #837576)
  • Advanced Practitioner Certification in Hope-Action Theory & Practice -Doubleknot Works
  • Career Coaching Master Class- University of British Columbia
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1- The Gottman Institute
  • Solution-Building Couples Therapy Course, Level 1- Solution Focussed Universe
  • Professional Life Coach Certification-Transformation Academy
  • Narrative Therapy Level 1 and 2, Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy
  • Professional Life Coach Certification-Transformation Academy
  • Therapeutic Treatment of Birth Trauma-Birth and Trauma Support Centre
  • Birth Trauma Prevention-Birth and Trauma Support Centre
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy for Therapists- Therapeutic Diversity Training

I am based on the west coast (best coast!) of British Columbia. I provide counselling sessions exclusively online to clients from anywhere! Two rad young adults call me mom, and two small dogs share my home. In true west coast style I love the ocean, yoga, coffee and nature.

I love meeting people and would love to get to know you. Book a complimentary consultation to discover if we are a good fit.

You deserve support, hope, healing and freedom!

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