Please note: Robyn will be taking maternity leave starting in May 2021.
As a Counsellor, Robyn (she/hers) feels honoured to work alongside clients through their personal journeys of self-discovery and growth. Robyn works collaboratively with clients to explore their values and how to foster them into a meaningful life.
With a strong belief in the value of human connection, Robyn dedicates great care and attention in developing relationships with her clients based on respect and trust. Recognizing the courage it can take for people to come to counselling, Robyn works from a person-centered approach to help her clients feel heard, and ultimately, empowered to work toward their goals.
Robyn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and completed her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at UBC. She has over 10 years of combined education and training working with youth, adults, and families, including within community health and public school settings.
Robyn is a certified “Connect Parent Group” facilitator, an attachment-based program for parents and caregivers. Robyn has also completed training in Trauma Informed Counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. In her work with clients, Robyn also incorporates principles from mindfulness and solution-focused approaches. You can read more about Robyn in her question and answer article.
Robyn is an approved provider with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program.
Intimate relationship struggles
Family relationship struggles
Substance Use and Addiction
Goal Setting and Motivation
Reproductive Mental Health (fertility, pregnancy, loss, postpartum support)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Trauma informed therapy
Indigenous Cultural Safety
What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?
I’ve been told that I am a good listener. This sounds like a pretty basic skill for a counsellor. But if I can create a comfortable space for someone that allows them to feel heard and validated, then I feel like I’m doing something right. I’ve also experienced my own mental health struggles, and feel that this helps me to better understand where my clients are coming from.
What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?
I truly love connecting with people and having meaningful conversations. I sometimes can’t believe how lucky I am to work in a role in which building relationships with people is at the core of what we do. It is a privilege to share a space with someone who has courageously sought out counselling support and to show a vulnerable side of themselves.
What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?
Becoming a mom! Trying to navigate the ups and downs of being a new parent, all with very little sleep. This experience has made me recognize the importance of self-care in my life, which also includes reaching out to my support network and resources for help when needed.
What have you learned from your work?
We are often stronger and more resilient than we believe ourselves to be.