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about
Colleen Kelly RCC MA 

 

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor

  • Individual counselling (ages 11+)

  • Couples/Marriage Counselling

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-A designation of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

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Experience, Expertise, and Care

I began my work in therapy many years ago when I realized how important people's stories are to their sense of identity and making sense of their personal experiences and the world around them. Everyone has their own story, their unique perspective based on their experiences, the families they grew up with, and the history and culture they have inherited.  People are amazing and I appreciate that I have been honored by so many wonderful people sharing their stories, experiences, challenges, and successes with me over the years.

As a clinical counsellor, I use an integrated approach in my practice that considers people from a developmental perspective or “across the lifespan”.  Using an integrated approach allows me to use our time together in a way that fits and aligns with your circumstances and goals. When working together we can explore what your core values are, your strengths, your hopes and dreams, as well as the concerns and challenges that are getting in the way of your happiness. This approach also considers that people are biological beings with experiences and neurological characteristics that can affect the way we relate to ourselves and the world. My approach is client-centered, developmentally aware, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and attachment-based. I specialize in individual and couples counselling where someone is struggling with a life transition, relationships, depression, anxiety, conflict, trauma, grief and loss, identity, Indigenous concerns, and substance use.

My training and experience include the following modalities:

  • Adlerian (Individual) psychology, Jungian (Analytical) psychology, and Depth psychology

  • Attachment-based theory and therapies: including EFT and EFFT

  • Narrative Therapy, including Indigenous approaches to Narrative Therapy

  • Expressive and creative therapies

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Family Therapy (Family Systems, Adlerian, Strategic, Bowen’s, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and solution-focused approaches).

  • Couples/relationship counseling

  • Mindfulness practice

  • Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction, and health promotion approaches to substance use.

  • Grief and loss counselling

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, exploring the island and being outdoors, gardening, reading mystery novels, and baking up a storm.

Contact

I look forward to meeting with you!

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