Steph is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC.
What’s it like to work with Steph (She/Her)? The heart of all of her work focuses on building a safe relationship where you can feel seen, heard, valued and supported. She meets clients at whatever stage they are at in their journey and feels honoured to facilitate a space that holds the possibility for something new.
Through her warmth, positive attitude, and sense of humour, Steph hopes to bring a light-hearted dimension to therapy that promotes vitality. Her core values include genuine connection, authenticity, zest for life, love of learning, curiosity, and kindness. She approaches clients with an active, client-centered, and collaborative approach that celebrates our unique differences and strengths. Outside of her work at Peak, you can find Steph adventuring in the mountains or by the water, connecting with friends, travelling, enjoying live music, or horseback riding.
Steph uses a variety of personalized therapeutic approaches to empower clients to lead meaningful and self-aware lives. The primary theoretical foundations of her work include relational/experiential approaches with elements of cognitive-behavioural models, while incorporating an emphasis on emotional processing and nervous system regulation. Steph is passionate about assisting clients in acquiring new skills and practical tools while discovering a deeper understanding of how their body, brain, and nervous system are involved in the healing process. She also integrates a trauma-informed systemic lens to foster a contextual understanding of each client’s unique lived experience.
Her experiences working with a wide range of people and settings have shaped the ways in which she approaches the counselling process with a compassionate, non-judgemental nature and an open mind. She has been in the helping field for over a decade working for non-profit organizations and has a diverse background in the wellness field, entrepreneurship, educational settings, event coordination, small business management, and working with animals.
Steph completed her Bachelor of Science at UBC in biopsychology and holds a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Canada.
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