May all that is unlived in you,
Blossom into a future,
Graced with love.
~ John O’Donohue
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy & Spirituality from St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton AB. I am a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Trainer and I love teaching and group facilitation. I have training in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Feminist Approaches, and Trauma-Informed practice.
I invite and include all humans; even if you feel alien, you are welcome. As a member of the LGBTQ2S community with mixed ancestry and a decolonizing lens, I see people as being impacted by their social, cultural and environmental circumstances. These factors intersect with the Self which includes spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects.
Your unique expression of Self requires an approach tailored to your specific needs and style of learning. We will collaborate on the approach and your goals to ensure that you get what you need from therapy. We will also build in checkpoints to allow for course correction.
PSYCHE = SOUL
THERAPY = SERVICE
Serving you in understanding:
grief and loss
We do not need to find wholeness as if it was something outside ourselves. We need only to discover what prevents us from experiencing our wholeness within, where it has always been, waiting for us. What stands in the way of experiencing wholeness are often unconscious habits and patterns that may once have been useful adaptations to one’s environment. Some of these adaptations may now be barriers to healthier responses to life’s challenges. Expanding awareness of these barriers is made possible with the help of someone who is trained to look for the signs of your unconscious structures. Mindfulness is the key to expanding awareness.
To be human is to suffer. Turning toward your suffering takes courage. As humans, we can also experience the fullness of life, love, belonging, and connection. Together we will turn toward your suffering with loving curiosity, discover what stands in the way of the fullness of life and how the pain can be diminished. I am trained to follow the guideposts on the path to your healing. I will be honoured to accompany you on that path to your own insights and inner wisdom.
Most of our suffering in life happens in relationship; humans are relational. It makes sense then, that healing also happens in relationship, in this case—a therapeutic relationship. The most essential factor affecting your outcome in therapy is you showing up and being willing to self-study. The next essential factor is our relationship. If you are going on an inward healing journey it is essential that you feel safe with me—the journey will begin with this essential connection.
You can expect me to be kind, whether I am being firm or gentle. As I am trained in keen observation of your non-verbal communication, I will be witnessing you with a kind curiosity. Being seen may evoke vulnerability which requires an offer of deep sensitivity. Kindness could be seen as courtesy and respect but for me it feels more like a cousin to compassion—a way of unfolding the caring needed in each situation.
Embodied & Experiential
Change occurs through experiencing and all experiences are embodied; our lives are experienced in our bodies. Like scientists, we will slow down and bring awareness and curiosity to what is happening in your mind and body. With this awareness you will discover which habits are serving you and which ones you may want to update. These discoveries will give you choice--and choice is freedom.
You can’t do what you want until you know what you are already doing.
FEES & BOOKING
How are services offered during COVID-19?
I am offering a hybrid approach with both in-person and online sessions to residents of BC only. Please visit my booking calendar to view my availability and make your own appointment or contact me to discuss appointment times.
What are the fees?
$125 per 50-minute session
$150 per 65-minute session
$175 per 80-minute session
Payment will be automatically taken at the end of our session through whatever payment system you have set up in Jane app, a secure Canadian server. Or you can make other arrangements with me prior to any session.
Receipts are provided to you with my registration number which you can submit for reimbursement through any EAP/EFAP, Extended Health, or other health insurance program, should you qualify.
Please contact your human resources department or insurer to confirm whether you are eligible for coverage of counselling services by a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).
If you have any questions about my work or would like to book a free 15-minute phone consultation please email me.
A designation of BC Association
of Clinical Counsellors
I have a Master of Psychotherapy & Spirituality from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton AB. This degree not only allowed me to deepen my counselling skills but also provided me an opportunity to focus my research on the importance of teaching about power and ethical personhood experientially to counsellors and therapists. Having an embodied sense of our relationship to power is an essential form of education for all those stepping into roles that have authority over others.
I am a Hakomi trainer and a Right Use of Power teacher; both rest in the tenet of non-violence and deep appreciation of others. I have developed Cultivating Ethical Personhood, a basic program designed to complement ethics courses that are focused on learning regional ethical guidelines and ethical decision-making models. This training can easily be modified to suit your needs whether you are an educating body or an organization requiring education about power positivity; radically different leadership.
A central component of all my work is empowering others to use their power creatively and for the common good. Knowing where you stand in relation to power within yourself and within cultural structures will allow you, your students, or your organization to access both strength and heart in your pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion, excellence, and progressive leadership.
Please contact me to set up a conversation in which I can learn more about you and your needs.
©2021 by Angela Davis Counselling & Consulting
Apple Blossom photo: Kimberly Skopnik