Christina comes to Ciel Community Counselling having recently graduated with a Master of Social Work degree. As a newly registered social worker, she is excited and honoured to grow in her work with Ciel.
Having studied narrative therapy, Christina brings this wisdom to her work as she adapts to each client’s needs. With the understanding that each person’s uniqueness shapes their individual experience, she values each client’s knowledge and recognizes them as the expert of their own life.
Over the past seven years, Christina has worked with numerous groups of diverse individuals in a helping capacity. From registered nursing student providing holistic care to seniors, to volunteer support worker and English teacher for Syrian newcomers, Christina has felt called to pursue a career in the helping professions for as long as she can remember. Cultivating clients’ strengths and embracing difference is an integral part of her practice, as she endeavours to empower those with whom she works.
Quirky, queer, caring, and open-minded are a few ways in which Christina affectionately describes herself.
Friday 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Esha is here to support, encourage, and empower every person she has the honour to meet. With her holistic stance, she works with the mind, body, and soul to help clients achieve wellness.
Esha believes we have two basic yet irresistible needs in our human journeys. One, to love and be loved; two, to experience a sense of belonging. When we face challenges in either of these aspects we may feel discouraged, hopeless, or stuck, which can further can spill into and challenge other domains of our lives. In session, Esha’s methods include encouragement, body work, self-empowerment through coaching, and positive regard. She sees her role as a supportive companion on your journey, not one who leads but one who walks alongside and assists. Her orientation encompasses Existential, Adlerian, and Mindfulness approaches, with the option of blending in energy work when needed or desired.
Esha has been in the wellness field for as long as she can remember. She has volunteered in orphanages around the world, in women’s shelters, men’s shelters, underprivileged communities in the Middle East, and in halfway homes. She graduated from SFU with a major in psychology and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology. Esha is thrilled to be working with Ciel Community Counselling and looks forward to welcoming you.
Tuesday 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Deborah deeply aligns with supporting people so they may feel at home and connected within themselves and with others. Deborah works with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational and family issues. She works with adults and youth. She strives to meet and be present with each person wherever they are at.
Deborah holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she is from. Her education has provided her with a broad knowledge of therapeutic approaches, with an emphasis on CBT. She appreciates the structural framework of CBT and believes it’s a great method for exploring the cognitive-emotional aspects of the internal process. She also uses CBT’s set of tools to help people make the changes they want to make. As well, Deborah emphasizes the importance of including each person’s context (systemic/family/cultural factors) in the picture, and exploring the gateway of the body to understand and resolve struggles.
Non-violent communication and empathy are of strong personal interest to Deborah. She advocates non-violent communication and empathy in all settings in order to create connection between people, especially when working with couples and families.
Deborah’s most powerful motivation for working in the counselling field has been to empower people to connect internally and with the world. That is where her holistic thinking finds its roots. Her approach is about the integration of body and mind, within an understanding of the context of each person’s life.
Monday 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 - 11:30 am
Jenny works to support, advocate for and assist her clients in finding new ways of understanding in their lives. She has studied Narrative Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, and is very much interested in exploring how our personal narrative can affect our relationships and through exploring them, illuminate our potential.
She is currently researching Post Traumatic Growth and has endeavored to find hope in every situation since she can remember. Fostering resilience and building a strength based approach is part of her practice. Her influences are: Gabor Mate, Peter Levine, Pema Chodron and Vicki Reynolds to name a few.
Jenny was a teacher for 13 years and has worked in a variety of settings such as alternative and aboriginal programs. Social justice, equality and human rights are at the core of her belief system and affect all that she does.
In her spare time she volunteers with Rainbow Refugees and participates in a community garden. She is a dog lover and a cat parent and likes to get lost the woods as often as possible.
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
OUR TEAM IS GROWING