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                                          About Andrea












I also hold certificates in:

Physical and Psychological Disabilities (Stout Vocational Rehabiliitation Institute)

The Fundamentals and More of EAP/EFAP (Claire Sutton Coaching)

Theory and Practice of Addiction Counselling (The Distance Learning Centre for Addiction Studies)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training


I have completed numerous independent personal and professional development courses, as well:

        Physical Disabilities 

        Psychiatric Disabilities

        The Fundamentals and More of EAP/EFAP

        Conflict Resolution (workshop)

        Being Calm and Alert: Introduction to Mindfulness and Loving Kindness (workshop series)

        Inclusive Workplace Culture Strategies - Strategies for Increasing Self Identification for                                   Candidates/Employees with Disabilities (webinar)

        Theory and Practice of Addiction Counselling

        Research and Practice for Promoting Disability Disclosure (webinar)

        Trauma Aware Therapy (3)

        Focusing: The Art of Listening on the Inside (Mindful Living workshop)

        Compassion Fatigue (2 day workshop)

        Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (all day workshop)

        Understanding the Big Four: Anxiety, Anger, Addiction, & ADHD (Series on Mindful Living)

        Advanced Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD (Online course)

        Self Compassion for the Compassionate Caregiver (Series on Mindful Living)

        Mindfulness Meditation (James Lowe Counselling)

        Using Mindfulness & Acceptance Based Approaches for Treating Insomnia (Mind-BodyMedicine                            Network)

        Coping with Loss (workshop)

        Personal Resilience Training (webinar)

        Fundamentals of Addiction (workshop)

        Exposure Therapy (CBI Course)

        ACT for Anxiety (all day workshop)         Sustainable Happiness (webinar)

        Addiction Revisited (seminar)

        Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training

          Depression and Psychosis

          Body-Centered Psychotherapy:  A "Bottom-Up" Approach to Growth and Healing

          Transdiagnostic Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders

          Chronic Disease Management

          Beyond the Nuts and Bolts of ACT:  A 2-day experiential workshop

          Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

          Somatic Experiencing:  Introductory Workshop

          Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week program

          CBT for GAD:  Conceptualization and Treatment Using

                                       Intolerance of Uncertainty as the Theme of Threat

          Fundamental of Self Compassion


          The New DBT Skills - Part I:  Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance

          The Home Within:  Developing Fierce Self Compassion

          ACT and Mindfulness for Trauma

          The New DBT Skills -Part 2:  Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional Regulation

          ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

          Advanced EMDR:  Case Conceptualization, Treatment Planning, and Target Sequencing  


          Factors Affecting Return to Work Following Injury or Illness

          Treating Trauma Master Series

          It's More Than Just Saying No:  A Guide To Better Boundaries

          The Opioid Crisis:  Exploring the socio-political context of Vancouver's drug scene and its implications for all of us

          ACT as a Brief Intervention

Presentations I have facilitated include:

2016:  Self Compassion:  A Gift From You To You

2017:  Self Compassion:  A Gift From You To You

Apart from my education and credentials, I am an avid fan of reading (especially espionage and mystery novels) and enjoy listening to all kinds of music.  I also enjoy writing and trying out new restaurants and types of cuisines.

Hello!  My name is Andrea, a Registered Clinical Counsellor to British Columbia.  I offer counselling services to men and women aged 18 and up.


I hold an M Ed. Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#8087) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.  At present, I work with Summit Counselling Group Inc. and at No Fear Counselling..

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