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

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

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

·      Vice Chair of the BC Network of Compassionate Communication

·      completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT) with Vancouver Couple and Family Institute 

  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 modle (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. I work with people individually as well as with couples and groups in both workshop and classroom settings.


Mary Ellen McNaughton Reaches

Kelowna BC