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- Post Traumatic Stress Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/abuse (e.g. prenatal wounds, childhood to adulthood) Dissociative Disorders, Spiritual issues, and Grief and Loss. Other areas I am interested in are Addictions, Self-esteem, Anger, and Relationship issues.
Karen Williams: I am a registered clinical counsellor with BCACC and have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I am also an approved counsellor for Crime Victim Assistance Program. My private practice is influenced by several therapeutic approaches, such as Attachment, EMDR, OEI, Gestalt, Communication Skills Training, and Theophostic Prayer Counselling My primary areas of practice working with youth and adults include:
In the words of Victor Frankl, counsellors “look beyond what we have been and what we are to new possibilities of what we may become.” Said in another way, counsellors help others “to change what can be changed, to live positively with what cannot be changed, and to have the wisdom to find meaning in both instances.” Personally overcoming many obstacles from my past and present circumstances, I have learned that I have the power and the freedom to define the kind of person I want to become. I maintain that people are not determined by their environment (though they can be impacted), but have a choice in how they are going to respond to their situations. Thus, no matter what predicament people find themselves in, whether it is a loss of a loved one, suffering a terminal illness, or encountering other types of abuse or crises, there is always hope. We are dynamic human beings ever in the process of becoming, transforming, and growing. Therefore, although we can be greatly affected or influenced by our family upbringing or surrounding environment, we are not destined to live our life passively. We, instead, have been given free will to determine who we are and what we will become.
It is with this hopeful perspective that I believe in providing a safe, compassionate, and collaborative environment that empowers clients to explore, discover, and resolve the barriers that prevent them from fully experiencing true sense of self, others, and surrounding environment. Holistic healing involves reconnecting with cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of self. As connectedness and restoration occurs through this process, individuals are able to discover their creative potential, make better choices, have healthier relationships, and have a greater capacity to make meaning out of their suffering and adverse circumstances.
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For further information, visit Karen Williams's website.