Judy is a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling, MPCC 2181;Registered Professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist, RPC; CCPCPR 1020 ~ a full member in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counselors Association (CPCA), the Canadian College of Professional Counselors & Psychotherapists (CCPCP); integrating the best of Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s Emotional/Relational Attachment Theories in Developmental Psychology; Gottman Institute L3 for Couples/Marriage Counselling; Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotional Focused Therapy, EFT; Transactional Analysis, TA; Dr. Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry; Genesis Process for Addictions Healing Recovery; Neuroplasticity of the Brain; Structural Integration Therapy.
Judy’s Counselling Psychotherapy practice incorporates an 'Integrative Approach', designed to meet a client’s individual needs through the best of: Emotional Attachment nurturing developmental growth, Core/Spiritual Beliefs, Family Systems, Relational Dynamics, Transactional Analysis/T.A. Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Spiritual & Holistic Counselling.
Judy’s unique Integrative Approach is effective 'Compassionate Inquiry' – skilled listening of the Client’s story & experiences, unmet needs & pain, to gain new insights & deeper understanding of important needs for healthy changes, aligning with a client's inner-knowledge/'true-self', practicing new skills & tools to reach real solutions that work to reach their set goals.
Clients have found Judy's Integrative Approach to be highly effective & efficient to meet their individual needs for finding healthy resolutions and lasting results that work - often with no need for long-term therapy. Together, we work to identify & let go of the obstacles & 'self-sabotaging' old patterns that keep us “stuck”, then learn & practice new, responsible changes for healthier functioning & well-being, to achieve set goals for successful living.
As well as a private counselling practice, Judy also has 10 yrs experience in Kelowna's community - volunteering & leading ’Life Solutions’ groups to facilitate personal & relational growth, supporting mental health education & emotional well-being.
Judy’s focus is results-oriented – for Clients to efficiently move through their counseling process - resolving confusion, inner-conflicts, old hurts, frustration, anger, bitterness, loneliness, issues, feelings of hopelessness, being ‘stuck’ & in despair… to nurture & embrace their 'true-self' - enjoy new experiences of healthy functioning & well-being, feeling love & renewed energy, empowered, freedom & a joy-filled, purposeful life with no need for ongoing, long-term therapy.
Judy’s Philosophy ~ "Empowering YOUr Best Life" – I facilitate a personal journey to 'know thyself', new insights to accept the past we cannot change, deeper understanding of the present power we do have to make positive changes, and practicing spiritual life truths for healing changes to embrace your “True-Self” - authentic, congruent, consistent, compassionate, healing, freedom, hopeful, loving, powerful, purposeful, passionate for a healthier future. We become Empowered, Creating & Sharing a rewarding Life Story in healthy relationship with Self & others.
Judy’s Life Story is based on spiritual & family values – nurturing & enjoying family relationships, friends, colleagues, outdoor adventures, arts & music, personal development, spiritual growth & healthy living. She counsels clients in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, mid Vancouver Island; provides E-Counselling Therapy to national & international clients, and continues to volunteer in community as time permits.
Contact Judy to discuss your needs and how her experience & training can assist you in moving beyond coping with troubling issues to Effective Life Solutions ~ re-newing hope, energy, freedom, passion & purpose… Embracing your authentic ’True-Self’ ~ Empowering YOUr Best Life ~
"This above all else - to thine own self be true & then it follows as night the day, thou canst not be false to any man." ~ Shakespeare
“… BE the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Goethe