Nancy has over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and mediator with a broad range of specialized training supporting individuals and families.
Nancy is committed to client-centered practice. She believes the therapeutic relationship represents a foundation for growth and helps to build on the client’s inherent strengths and capacities. This relationship is central in the process of exploring possibilities for change.
In her work as a counsellor, Nancy draws on the principles of narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution focused therapy. When working with children, Nancy also includes the expressive arts.
Nancy has specialized training in substance use, mood, anxiety disorders, adolescent counselling, childhood stress, trauma, and maladaptive behaviours.
In her work as a mediator, Nancy takes an impartial role and is skilled in helping parties identify underlying causes of conflict and in helping parties reach resolution. Nancy’s specialized training in mediation includes parent-teen mediation and parenting after separation mediation.
Nancy is a registered member of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, B.C Play Therapy Association, Moderation Management Therapists Association and Family Mediation Canada. She is also a qualified Crime Victim’s Assistance Therapist.