Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Pain Management
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- 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 and Clinical Hypnosis for chronic pain and chronic illness management. She is certified in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has always had remarkable results using it with her clients.
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, and Insights Magazine. She has presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference in Buenos Aires. She is currently being published in the BC Psychologist Publication.
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 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 chronic illness clients 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.
Client fee individuals:125 for 60 minutes, 190 for 90 minutes (couples, EMDR)