Hi, I'm Heather

My approach is a blend of the following:

Person-centered - listening to YOUR inner compass

Somatic - learning how the body holds trauma and how it can become home again

Trauma-informed - understanding how the nervous system gets stuck in fight/flight/freeze and how to self-soothe

Post-modern - deconstructing and reconstructing identity, listening to the voices from the margins of self and society

Mindfulness - compassionately noticing without judgment

Gestalt - seeing what's coming up in the moment as a fractal of what's happening in the psyche

Depth psychology - honouring the protective impulses of the psyche and tapping into the collective unconscious

Transpersonal - connecting with the Great Big Nice Good (however you define that)

Existential - accessing meaning-making

Feminist - layering in contexts of historically contructed privilege

Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) - embracing unconditional self-love AND meaningful action, guided by your core values

Narrative - reframing and retelling the story of you, locating yourself within your hero's journey

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Credentials

BSW Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary

MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School

RSW #6189 Registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers, ACSW

RTC #2285 Registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists ACCT

ACTA #1053 Registered with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta ACTA

CATA #51935802 Associate Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association CATA/ACAT

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