Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Personal Growth
- Life Transitions
- LGBTQ Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Communication Skills Training
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Response-Based Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.goldenrosehealingarts.com
Shannon Raison is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who sees clients at her office in downtown Duncan on Quw'utsun Territories. She is passionate about working with people who have experienced violence and trauma, those navigating creative and alternative life paths, and those wanting to connect deeper with their own desires and a fuller expression of themselves.
Shannon works to come from a place of deep compassion and understanding for the ways in which the world around us can impact our ability to be our most embodied and whole selves. She brings a justice lens to her counselling. She seeks to see the ways that symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and challenges with communication, trust, and building relationships are responses to trauma, violence, harm, and oppression. When you've been hurt or not accepted by the world around you it can feel devastating, lonely and painful. It can also leave life feeling meaninglessness and you feeling powerless. Shannon hopes to offer a space to be seen and heard deeply in this and to help you reconnect to your own spark and beauty.
Her desire is to support you in exploring and connecting to your own hopes and dreams while finding creative and nurturing ways to integrate the adversities you've experienced - whether they be every day challenges or major experiences of violence, trauma, and abuse. Shannon loves helping people to develop a deeper sense of trust in themselves and their own inner knowing, which can help to build self-confidence. This can also support you in creating the relationships and ways of being in the world you desire, leading to a greater sense of fulfillment, embodiment, pleasure, and joy.
Rooted in a deep belief in both individual and community capacity for healing and change, Shannon's approach is centered in your own hopes, dreams, and agency. Her work is both client-centered and trauma-informed. She has received training and education in somatic, relational, attachment, and response-based approaches, as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). These approaches can help people to connect with their own capacities and resources while gently exploring and integrating experiences of harm and trauma. Shannon also has training and practice in integrating dreamwork into counselling and healing approaches both individually and in groups.
Shannon completed a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2018. She worked as both a crisis and long-term Stopping the Violence counsellor at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre from 2017-2021 and is currently one of the counsellors at Peers Victoria Resources Society in Victoria. Most of her training and work experience has been in the areas of trauma, and in particular sexualized violence. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and also a Canadian Certified Counsesllor with the CCPA. Shannon is a registered service provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
Client fee individuals:$120.00