At times, it seems there are obstacles standing in the way of living freely and authentically. These experiences and stressors can cloud our perspective, prevent us from enjoying life, and inhibit our ability to thrive. We long for connection, stability, and predictability; but sometimes, it feels like we're lost.
While I have a specialty in Trauma, which is quite a large umbrella, I can also help if you are struggling with the following:
- Childhood Attachment Woundings (neglect or abuse)
- Perinatal Health and Wellness including Mood Disorders, Unexplained Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, or Loss of a Child
- Suicidal and/or Self Harming Thoughts and Behaviours
- Career and Lifestyle Transitions
- Addictions (maintenance stage only)
With over 10 years of practice, I have honed my craft and coordinated an approach that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Transformation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, among other paradigms and modalities.
I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, and graduated at the top of my class when I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, after completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Psychology at the University of Victoria.
In my post-graduate work, I went on to study Interpersonal Neurobiology, a developmental and attachment-based approach to healing that aims to re-establish healthy neural pathways in a dysregulated nervous system.
From an early age, whether it was helping a friend learn to ride a bike, tutoring English to International students, or volunteering on the Crisis Lines, I directed my energy into the helping profession.
Giving back to my community is an important facet of my work, and I am actively involved as a consultant with various non-profit organizations such as Mamas for Mamas, and Moga. Additionally, I am a guest on local news and radio sources, and write a mental health column for Castanet called Talk to Me.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), the gold standard in governing bodies for therapists in BC.
Seven years ago, my husband and I moved to Kelowna. We enjoy an active lifestyle both on the lake and in the mountains, and are thrilled to be raising our family here.
Healing happens in connection to others. If you feel you're ready to examine your emotional blind spots and embark on a transformative journey, I do hope you'll reach out.
Fiona Patterson ReachesKelowna BC