Ed is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC, MPCP) with an office in Kelowna. He is a member of the CPCA (Canadian Professional Counsellors Association), the ATFT (Association of Thought Field Therapists), ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation) and the CCPCP (Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists). After a long background of helping people in the emergency services, he returned to school and is now committed to helping people in his private practice. Ed has a lifetime of experience to draw from, which can often lend itself to insight in many situations through his own experience.
The approach Ed uses is an integrative one, melding a number of counselling styles and tools together that best suit the client’s needs. The atmosphere is one of caring, understanding, compassion, and is confidential. He works with individuals (from teens to seniors), couples and families, and covers a broad range of issues, including:
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Self Esteem, Assertiveness and Communication Skills
Anxiety, fears or phobias
Grief and loss
Childhood abuse issues
Ed’s specialization is in the area couples therapy, anger and stress management and trauma. Today’s world is more chaotic than ever, stressing many to the point of feeling overwhelmed, which can influence many of the struggles on the above list. He will collaborate with clients to develop goals in counselling that can start to bring balance and hope back into their lives.
He is certified in TFT (Thought Field Therapy)and trained in TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction) which are unique methods that can offer clients who are struggling with traumatic issues hope for resolve. He is also trained and experienced in Critical Incident Stress from a unique perspective of having been there himself. Firefighters, police, paramedics and other emergency workers experience unique stressors in their careers, and desire trust in a relationship with a therapist. After over 30 years in the fire service, Ed can offer that trust.
You may find more information on my web site- www.kelownacounsellor.com
Ed Mitchell ReachesKelowna BC