Registered Clinical Counsellor
We all experience pain, discomfort, and difficulties in our lives and sometimes they are too much to handle on our own. It is my desire to come alongside others to help them work through and overcome these challenges. It is my passion to see others find hope and experience the healing that is possible.
My approach to therapy is client-centred and emotion-focused. I also bring into therapy other techniques that can be very beneficial for clients. Some of these include techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Lifespan Integration. I believe that counselling is not one sided, but a collaborative effort between client and therapist. I work with my clients to ensure the therapeutic process aligns with my clients’ needs and desires.
I have served clients of all ages, many of whom have struggled with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, couples/marriage issues, eating disorders, abuse, self-esteem, and trauma. Previous clients have also sought counselling for other reasons, including life transitions, spiritual growth, and personal development. Through counselling, many of my clients have expressed that they have seen personal growth and feel they are better equipped to face life’s challenges.
I received my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Education, Training, and Credentials
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology – Trinity Western University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Simon Fraser University
Registered Clinical Counsellor – BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Level I training in Emotion Focused Therapy
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Level I & II training in Lifespan Integration
Level I training in Janina Fisher’s webinar series on complex trauma and dissociation
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
I have found it a privilege to work with every single one of my clients and would be honoured to be part of your journey toward healing.
Amy van Beekum, MA, RCC