Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Group Therapy
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Pain Management
- Relaxation Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.stillwatercounselling.com
Megan Hughes has been counselling in private, educational and institutional settings for 20 years. She has worked successfully with a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and groups. She has specialized training in the areas of trauma, PTSD, pain and illness management for adults, adolescents and children, using, CBT, Play Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. Megan has worked with children and adolescents struggling with behavioural issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges for 20 years. She has also worked with adults, couples and groups with anxiety, panic, phobias, depression, stress related illness, marriage and relationship issues, PTSD, chronic pain and illness, and childhood trauma.
Megan's research into the fields of chronic pain, illness and trauma has been published in the Canadian Journal of Counselling, the Journal of EMDR, BC Psychologist Publication, and Insights Magazine. She has presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference in Buenos Aires.
Megan's biggest strength as a counsellor is in her ability to create a safe, empathic environment in which clients can explore their experiences. Her ability to insightfully connect thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, while keeping clients at ease keeps the work always moving forward. Megan believes that when people feel truly safe and authentically connected, they will grow naturally and in a healthy direction. This is true for children as well as adults.
Megan believes in the power of the mind/body connection. The body holds on to past traumas, illnesses and stresses until we actively work to integrate them and let them go. Many of Megan's clients with chronic illness have histories of trauma, stress, and loss as well as family cultures of self-care skills amounting to "pushing through" and "getting the job done". Eventually an overtaxed nervous system burns out. Megan focuses on relieving the built up trauma, stress and anxiety in order to properly regulate the nervous system and allow the body to heal. This is especially true for those with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (SEID) and Central Sensitivity Syndrome.
Client fee individuals:125 for 60 minutes, 190 for 90 minutes (EMDR)
Client fee couples/families:190 for 90 minutes