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Sandy Kirkwood

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Sandy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) who has extensive experience working with adults and youth (age 13+) from across Canada. Sandy also provides clinical supervision to other counsellors seeking to enrich their practice.

Sandy brings warmth and genuine caring to her work with clients, as well as compassion, curiosity and respect­­­­. She is comfortable in building relationships with her clients that help them to gain greater confidence and agency in their lives. Sandy has extensive experience working with adults and youth. She offers confidential, evidence-based, effective counselling to help clients experience greater self-worth, resilience, boundaries and peace of mind.

Your Choice of Location

  • Secure online video counselling through Zoom or telephone counselling
  • Or as a gentle walk in nature, in a beautiful outdoor setting. This is called a Walking Counselling session. Sessions take place in Gibsons or Vancouver.

Why Walking Counselling?

Ecotherapy is an emerging field that combines counselling with being outdoors, and has been shown to benefit mental health. Walking outdoors with a qualified counsellor can help you to relax and access more of your whole-brain creative insights. Walking and breathing deeply can reduce the anxiety or stress that sometimes accompanies counselling sessions in a more formal setting. Walking also releases endorphins that can boost your mood and give you a better baseline from which to tackle your issues. Walking with a counsellor in a beautiful natural setting is geared to your fitness level.

About Counselling

 

Sandy offers individual counselling to adults and youth (aged 13+), as well as Clinical Supervision to other counsellors or students. She has expertise in the following therapies and areas of focus:

Therapies

– Trauma-informed attachment-based methods
– Solutions-focused Therapy
– Motivational Interviewing
– Person-centered
– Family Systems
– CBT
– Gestalt
– Experiential
– Inner child work

Areas of Focus

– Life Transitions
– Grief and Loss
– Self-worth
– Stress management

– Healing past traumas
– Anger
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Parenting
– Personal Growth
– Relationships
– Workplace Issues
– Chronic pain/illness

Rates and Offers

Standard hourly rate $140 plus GST = $146

Call Sandy at 778-719-6671 or email  sandy@sandykirkwood.com to set up an intial consultation or an appointment.