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Meet the Counsellor

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I completed Masters of Counseling at City University. Thanks to my ADHD (I knew it was going to pay off one day), I have lived in several countries and ended up with few degrees; one in Business and Finance, then BSc in Psychology, a BA in English Literature , Montessori certification and VCC certificates in Addictions and Community Counselling. One might say I like to learn.

 

Passionate about my chosen counselling profession, I have continued to train myself in various modalities and interventions for trauma and PTSD survivors. My experience of war highlighted the fragility of life ( I am Bosnian), taught me gratitude, and inspired a desire to be there for others to help ease their pain. My work with refugees and former combatants proved to me how deeply scarring and life-diminishing unresolved trauma can be.

I specialize in chronic pain, where personal experience of living with fibromyalgia for 35 years  and work with PainBC has deepened my skills.

 

Experience learning Montessori at IMS, owning a daycare, and training kindergarten teachers has allowed me to support children struggling with ADHD, anxiety and behavioural issues.

 

Work in group homes and being an only parent of my two childen has led me to mentor youth in the areas of addiction, relationships, and mental health.  

Honouring the mind-body connection, I employ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,   Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems theory,  holistic and humanistic approaches to counselling, and encourage healing and wholehearted living.

 

I believe in the human drive to connect in meaningful ways and I am honoured to work on removing obstacles that prevent this connection. I brings my authentic curiosity, warmth and openness into the counselling room, working towards helping clients achieve creative, realistic solutions.

It is my privilege to share the power of vulnerability, while supporting personal exploration and the growth that blooms from it.

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