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Mik Turje

MSW, Registered Social Worker #14812

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling that is uniquely yours?

I’m passionate about the outdoors and love getting my hands in the dirt; I spent four seasons working as an organic farmer on Vancouver Island and in Richmond BC and have completed two multi-month hikes, one through the mountains of New Zealand and one in the Canadian Rockies. These immersive, challenging experiences in close proximity to nature have taught me to have humility, attention to detail and reverence for the unknown, qualities that I bring to my work with clients.

What have you learned from your work?

Healing is far from linear! It’s really common to work through similar issues at different stages of our lives, coming back to them each time with new insights and new experiences. And, every time we think we’ve “failed” it’s really just an opportunity to learn more about ourselves.

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

With counselling, we are moving toward greater meaning, purpose, and becoming big enough to hold all the complexity of life. I find it tremendously rewarding accompanying clients through the inevitable ups and downs of healing work. It’s an honour to travel alongside and witness these incredible journeys.