Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC

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·      Masters in Counselling Psychology from University of British Columbia

·      Certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

·      Couples counsellor and Divorce Coach working with the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group focusing on effective communication 

·      Instructor of Practice in Communication (also known as Nonviolent Communication (or NVC) authored by Marshall Rosenberg

·      Bereavement counsellor on contract to Central Okanagan Hospice Association and an Instructor at the Bill Nelems Pain & Research Centre teaching Empowered Relief and other topics associated with chronic pain

·     Adjunct Professor in the faculty of Health and Social Development at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus 


  Although I work with communication, my real focus is the communication we have with ourselves or 'self talk'. I have discovered that as we learn to speak to ourselves with more understanding and compassion that translates out into our relationships and our lives. Using compassion and empathy I provide a safe and supportive space to express and be heard. Marshal Rosenberg's communication model (NVC) provides a foundation and tools to enhance connection and emotional well being. Clarity emerges as we learn to recognize our resources and strengths as well as the essence of what is important to us. I specialize in self esteem, communication and relationship issues in the context of bereavement, divorce and chronic pain. I work with people individually as well as with couples and groups in both workshop and classroom settings.


Mary Ellen McNaughton Reaches

Kelowna BC