About me

 
 


I have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) since 2011 with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Professional Art Therapist since 2003 with the BC Art Therapy Association. 

I am an accomplished therapist with over 20 years counselling experience in schools at both the elementary & secondary levels on the Sunshine Coast since 1995. In my capacity as school counsellor, I have assisted many students and their families in meeting and dealing with the inevitable challenges of daily living.

I believe that the individual has the inner resources to overcome their current challenges and problems.  I act as a guide to help clients access those hidden strengths and resources.  I do not believe in pathologizing.  I feel that people’s distressing reactions to Life are often  normal and reasonable given the crazy circumstances they may find themselves in.   

 
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CREATIVE & DYNAMIC
Deborah's empathic nature & keen sense of humour make people feel at home.

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My aim is to help people overcome the challenges they face so that they can make lasting changes that move them from a coping stance to actually thriving in their daily lives.  

Ultimately, the goal is to help people get to a place of ongoing transformation where they find themselves expressing their inner JOY and creativity in whatever form that may be. 

I have my own eclectic Art practice where I express myself with a variety of materials from acrylics to oils, to gold leaf & collage.  When not working in my studio, I enjoy yoga & meditation, hiking & cycle touring and spending time with family & friends.