People often ask me questions like "Do you do grief counselling?" or "Do you do addictions counselling?" etc. I like to think that I counsel people -- not just certain issues/ conditions. That being said, I'm invested in helping people lead better lives recognizing that people are often complex and complicated beings.
With a Master's degree from UNBC, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC#16856) as well as a certified teacher that has worked for over 25 years in both elementary and high school settings. I like to think that my background and experience enable me to connect with clients in a meaningful way.
My counselling strategies are solution-focused -- utilizing emotion focused therapy, motivational change, and mindfulness. I'm a firm believer in the power of a growth mindset and the possibility of change.
With a lifelong involvement in exercise and sport, I've also developed a keen interest in what motivates individuals and groups to reach their potential. I'm convinced that healthy bodies lead to fostering healthy minds and hearts.
My wife and I have been married for 30 years and have three adult children. In my spare time I enjoy exercise, reading and spending time with family.