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- Adjustment to chronic health conditions (e.g., pain, injury, illness)
- Recovery from relationship breakups
- Shifting longstanding patterns (depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, self-esteem issues)
- Career counselling and transitions
- Professional burnout and/or compassion fatigue
- Work-life balance
Counselling for Individuals Facing Significant Personal and/or Professional Transitions
Sarah's practice is focused on working collaboratively with clients facing unexpected changes, difficult transitions, or situations that call for a change in direction and/or a re-imagination of their identities.
She offers free 20 minute consultations to potential clients to discuss their goals and how they might work together so that you can make an informed decision about whether she is right counsellor for you at this time.
Issues Sarah works with include (but are not limited to):
Sarah draws on a number of therapeutic approaches including: AEDP, narrative, existential, emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy. However, her work is always based first and foremost on a strong, respectful relationship, the need for every person to feel valued, known and truly seen, and the importance of proceeding in a collaborative, non-judgemental manner, according to her clients' specific needs, wants, and goals.
Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters in Counselling and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She has more then 20 years experience in the fields of counselling and education. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and Kwantlen Polytechnic, and has provided counselling in non-profit and community agencies, as well as university counselling centers. She provides clinical supervision for graduate counselling students at a number of institutions and has received awards for her scholarly work from the American Psychological Association.
Having had to redefine her own personal and professional identities following a series of sports and work-related injuries, Sarah understands the frustration, pressure, and losses that occur in response to transitions (expected or unexpected) and the means to succeed and flourish in the wake of change. She is passionate about supporting others in the process of redefining their own personal and/or professional identities in response to change, loss, or a desire for a new way of being.
Client Fee Individuals:
For further information, visit Sarah Hickinbottom's website.