Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Bullying - Workplace
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Gender Identity Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Transgender Identity and Adaptation
- Workplace Issues
- Brief Therapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Shame Counselling & Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.compasscounselling.org
Olivia has more than a decade of experience as a counsellor working with clients to transform their relationship to themselves, their lives, and the people they care about. She can help you, gently, get to the root of your challenges—and give you the encouragement you need to find and cultivate your strengths. Through counselling, Olivia can help guide you toward a new sense of self—and with it, you can face change with the feeling that you have decent choices in life, that you don’t have to be stuck, trapped, or alone in the world.
With training in several different styles of therapy, Olivia will tailor her work to you specifically, based on what you want and need. She can help whether you:
- feel at a loss and need help to find your way in life,
- suspect that something is wrong with you and want to know how to feel less alone or flawed,
- feel frustrated with other people and want to learn better ways to deal with them,
- want to move past old hurts and griefs,
- need to learn new ways to see and think about the world to find more happiness and fulfillment in life, and/or
- want to improve a specific relationship or learn new ways to be close to others.
Clients consistently describe Olivia as non-judgemental, genuinely caring, and also sensible, practical, and empowering. She works to make sure that you come away from each session with the sense that you know where you are going and you have hope for the next steps you can take to get there.
Olivia welcomes clients of all backgrounds and genders—including those who would like to explore their identities in a safe and encouraging space.
Olivia is a registered member in good standing of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
You are welcome to call or email to book an appointment directly, no referral needed. Please note that, after many years in practice and viewing client progress and outcomes, I now ask that new clients attend weekly sessions for the first few months if they wish to rebook after the initial session.
Please note that I have selected the approaches Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems because I am trained in a combination of the two that was developed by the co-creator of SP, Janina Fisher, called the Structural Dissociation theory, or simply "parts work." This is a highly effective method which I've adapted for use in the general population, but it's so new, it wasn't available as its own category on this site.
- Principles and Challenges of Trauma Treatment with Dr. Janina Fisher (trauma specialist & co-founder Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Level I (2015-6) & Level II (2018-9)
- Trans competency training & supervision at the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre, overseen by Vikki Reynolds, 2014-2015
Client fee individuals:160 incl GST (50 mins)
Client fee couples/families:Not offered at this time