- Full Name: Monique Silverman
- Location: Ganges
- Phone: 250-537-1067
- Expires: 17 days, 10 hours
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor I understand that looking for support and assistance to deal with your personal challenges is a big step. Let me assure you: it is a positive move in the right direction.
My work with clients is primarily relational, experiential, and emotion-focused. This approach seamlessly encourages you to engage your emotions by feeling them more fully in your body. In locating this often elusive “felt sense” you gain more clarity, you learn how to manage those feelings, and you ultimately learn how to use your feelings to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
Even though my approach feels like a warm in-depth conversation, I promise you that it’s evidenced based. Or work together is active and engaging and will quickly and effectively keep you out of the trap of “just talking” about what isn’t working or feels difficult in your life. Your neurobiology will actually change so you can start feeling better and you can stop falling into the same old patterns that haven’t worked for you in the past.
Client safety, confidentiality, and professional ethics are essential to a counselling relationship. I strive to provide counselling experiences that are positive, beneficial, useful and safe. While painful and difficult emotions can emerge through counselling, I also respectfully incorporate lightness and humor into my work.
• To provide an empathetic, safe & respectful environment
• To help you access your own insight
• To encourage you to act on the self-identified change that you desire
• To strategize how to make change happen
• To witness your experiences
• To advocate for your future sense of happiness and fulfillment
• To support you through your personal process
• To foster your capacity to work through issues with increased independence
• To uncover unproductive patterns of behaviour
• To inspire you in the transformation of your life
I have a MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I am certified to practice through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and hold both a CCC and RCC from these organizations. I adhere to the code of ethics of my professional associations, and carry full professional liability insurance. I also have a MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts.
I see individuals and couples.
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