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Counselling

"When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending." -Brené Brown

Forest Trees

Areas of Interest

  • Resilience & posttraumatic growth

  • Women's mental health & wellness

  • Communication & relationship skills

  • Couples counselling

  • Post-IPV support (non-crisis)

  • Single parent support

  • Parenting kids with medical or mental health complexities

  • Chronic illness (patient and caregiver)

  • Parental narcissism

  • Relational trauma

  • Gender & sexuality (LGBTQ+ affirmative)

Love

Therapeutic Approach

I use a holistic, compassion-focused approach that is naturally grounded in my belief that the client is the expert on their own life and experiences. My therapy practice takes a non-pathologizing, whole-person approach that is innately client-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.

My work draws from Narrative therapy, Polyvagal theory, Attachment theory, Family Systems theory, and a biopsychosocial model of care. 

I'm influenced by the work of Gabor Maté, Peter Levine, Brené Brown, Deb Dana, Diane Poole Heller, Besser van der Kolk, and others.

Home Office Study

Recent Continuing Education

Working with the Effects of Emotional Abuse, Severe Neglect and Invisibility- Dolores Mosquera, Envision Workshops

Navigating Clients Through Relationship Breakdown- BCG Counselling Group

Healing Intergenerational Trauma- Diane Poole Heller & Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone, Trauma Solutions

Healing the Legacy of Trauma- Embody Lab- Dr. Gabor Maté, Peter A. Levine, PhD, Dr. Albert Wong, Nkem Ndefo MSN, and Dr. Scott Lyons

 

The Embodied Therapist: Polyvagal Informed Somatic Techniques in Action- Brittany Rickett

How to Deal with Those Who Exhibit Narcissistic Personality Traits- Mind Body Training Institute.

What to expect from our sessions

I love to see clients recognize their innate ability to rewrite painful emotional blueprints, and emerge from difficult experiences powerfully centered in their strength. Together, we collaborate to identify and navigate obstacles, within a safe emotional energy that supports healing and growth.

Therapy is your place to show up as you are, and I offer an authentically compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel free to be yourself. My clients attend virtual therapy from wherever they feel most comfortable- whether that's the couch, their car, a walk in the park, or in their PJs and slippers. Therapy is your time, and there is never a need to show up "perfectly". 

I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. These designations allow me to work with clients from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut.

Contact me at bonniekoehncounsellor@gmail.com to make an appointment. Online sessions are available.

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