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- Sunshine Coast
- Grief (including complicated grief)
- Persistent or chronic pain
Wayne De Connick is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who sees clients at offices in West Vancouver and on Bowen Island. Wayne works hard to establish a safe, accepting and compassionate environment while working alongside clients who are facing challenging and emotionally wrenching situations. In particular, Wayne has experience working with individuals, from diverse backgrounds, who are experiencing the following:
People experiencing grief typically experience a bewildering array of thoughts, feelings and physiological reactions. Individuals experiencing depression may exhibit either a depressed mood or markedly reduced interest in all, or almost all, activities. Additional symptoms of depression may include, but are not limited to: significant changes in weight, difficulty sleeping, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating and thoughts about death or suicide. People who have persistent or chronic pain may face considerable challenges within social, occupational or other important domains of their lives. These individuals may also have to contend with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Regardless of whether individuals seek grief counselling, treatment for depression or help with pain management, most find the counselling process beneficial. Individuals who enter into counselling can expect to work with a therapist who will listen with empathy, respect their innate wisdom, and help them to realize that their feelings are normal. A counsellor may also help clients to connect with a supportive and compassionate network.
Wayne’s style is warm and collaborative. He utilizes an array of techniques drawn from various therapeutic approaches, including: cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, existential therapy and gestalt therapy. Wayne believes that, regardless of the techniques employed, establishing an authentic relationship is of paramount importance, especially within the context of grief counselling, pain management or treatment for depression.
Wayne holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology from Adler University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Simon Fraser University, and an associate degree in psychology from Capilano University. Wayne is deeply committed to life-long learning and he continually updates his knowledge and skills through continuing education courses.
**For more information please contact Wayne or visit his website.**
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