Erin holds a MA in Counselling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care. She is currently working with Seahorse Counselling as an intern completing clinical hours needed to register with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Erin is trained to work with individuals, couples and families. Specifically, she has been working with children and youth for more than a decade and specializes in issues around substance use, attachment, trauma, sexuality and general mental health.
Erin approaches all her therapeutic work in a genuine way, offering a warm and inviting environment aimed at building trust and creating safety. Erin identifies and builds on your personal strengths and resources in order to find strategies that work for you and are long lasting.
Working with Erin means working in a collaborative way to explore the issues that present struggles or barriers in your life. Erin’s techniques are influenced by somatic approaches, attachment theory and Dr. Bruce Perry’s work on the effects of childhood trauma. She has specialized training in Cognitive –Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Response-Based Therapy (RBT), Solution-Focused Brief-Therapy (SFBT) and Narrative Therapy and integrates them into her practice.
Kate holds a MA in Counselling Psychology. Kate has been providing support services and counselling to children, teens, adults, couples and families for 40 years, helping thousands of people overcome challenges and reach their potential. Relationships, attachment, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and parenting challenges are the focus of Kate's current practice, writing, and workshop presentations.
Kate integrates attachment theory and mindfulness practices with cutting edge research in the field of neurobiology and trauma. She applies these to her practice with compassion and cultural sensitivity. Her approach is warm, accepting, and positive.. Kate is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit your needs. These including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective treatment for many types of psychological distress including trauma and PTSD; Internal Family Systems that works with our protective system and heals the parts of us that are burdened with emotional wounds; and Sandtray therapy that can help reveal beliefs or fears that we are often unaware of but can interfere with our daily lives. Kate also offers bio-feedback, narrative therapy and somatic approaches that focus on how our bodies respond to situations.
With decades of experience working with children and a post-graduate certificate in Infant Mental Health, she understands the social and emotional challenges facing children and their parents today.
Kate is contracted through Crime Victim Assistant Program, First Nations Health Authority, Homewood Health, Autism Funding Unit of MCFD, Self Design, ICBC, Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, Brown Crawshaw, and Wamsley. If you are involved with these organizations, payment for services may be covered in full.