Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Child Behaviour
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Adolescent Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online/ Virtual Counselling
- Skype/Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.christianmonks.ca
Does your mind race, are you up in your head a lot, or do you lack motivation and struggle to realize your goals? Have you found success in your career or in the family but find life unsatisfying. Do you find you are perfectionistic or overly critical of yourself and others? I have a good idea why and I have the experience and the training to help you to get at the root of the issue.
Hi. I am Christian. I have a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Art Therapist. I have also worked as a Clinical Coordinator supervising other counsellors before entering into private practice full-time.
To assist in your personal growth, I am trained in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches including: AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy); EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); Mindfulness and Art Therapy. I am also well versed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I have extensive experience working with all populations including adults, parents, youth and children.
Using one or a combinations of therapies, I can help you to get back to a place of greater connectedness to yourself and others. My goal is to help you become more self-reliant and to live your life more authentically.
AEDP is a cutting edge therapy that is growing rapidly around the world because of its effectiveness in healing; it is a gentle and precise therapy that achieves permanent results. Mindfulness is an important therapeutic intervention because it helps us to live in the present when so much of our suffering is about anticipating the future or regretting the past. EMDR is an effective intervention to deal with PTSD, trauma, phobias, or any other difficult to access places from the past. And, with respect to art therapy, healing and insight is always linked to creativity.
Who am I? I have 2 children and I have been in a loving relationship for over 20 years. I have a meditation practice and have found meditation very beneficial for my own growth. I volunteer as a meditation instructor. I love excercise. I cycle-commute. I try to fix my bike. I run and ski. And I am passionate about gardening and astronomy. I also continually build up my therapeutic skill set by receiving ongoing supervision.
Please contact me if you want to get to work immediately or to set up a free, ½ hour information session, to see if we can work well together.
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy: Immersion (2015), Essential Skills 1 (2015) and Core Training (2018)
- Mindfulness Techniques: Nitartha Institute 2014-2018
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:150