Sandy Kirkwood

Registered Clinical Counsellor

     

Hello and welcome. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I bring curiosity, compassion, warmth and respect to this work. I view my role as that of co-inquirer into the larger perspective of what might be going on for you. Through deep and intuitive listening, I often find connections between your current situation and what might be truly at issue. We may look at learned patterns and coping methods that are no longer serving you. Some of those patterns may have come from unaddressed trauma, shame, grief or loss. My intention is that you feel heard and understood as you expand your self-knowledge and move towards your goals.


I have found that clients come to see me when they are feeling stuck and confused or perhaps struggling with the impact of past trauma. This may include feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, grief or questioning of their self-worth. My approach is tailored to each person, with an emphasis on collaboration. I use trauma-informed, attachment-based counselling approaches including experiential methods, Gestalt, Solution-focused, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, CBT, transpersonal, and existential methods. I have extensive experience working with adults, families and youth (age 13+). I am LGBTQ+ allied and a strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

As well, I provide online clinical supervision and consultation to beginning, intermediate and seasoned counselling professionals. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the BCACC and I offer both individual and group supervision.

 

About Counselling

I currently offer online individual counselling to adults and youth, as well as Clinical Supervision to other counsellors and practicum students.

Rates

Standard hourly rate $150 plus GST = $157.50

 Call Sandy at 778-719-6671 or email  [email protected] to set up a free 15-minute initial consultation or an appointment.

 

 Models of Therapy

  • Trauma-informed attachment-based methods
  • EMDR
  • Solutions-focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered
  • Family Systems
  • CBT
  • Gestalt
  • Transpersonal
  • Experiential
  • Existential
  • Somatic and polyvagal-informed
  • Inner child work

 Areas of Focus

  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-worth
  • Self-actualization
  • Self-compassion
  • Stress management
  • Healing past trauma
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationships
  • Workplace Issues
  • Chronic pain/illness