Kate holds a MA in Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has been helping individual, families, couples and children overcome challenges and reach their potential for over 40 years. Relationships, attachment, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and parenting challenges are the focus of Kate's current practice, writing, and workshop presentations.
Kate integrates attachment theory and mindfulness practices with cutting edge research in the fields of neurobiology, psychology and trauma. She applies these to her practice with compassion and cultural sensitivity. Her approach is warm, accepting, and positive. Kate is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches. These including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective treatment for many types of psychological distress including trauma and PTSD; Internal Family Systems (IFS) that works with our protective system and heals the parts of us that are burdened with emotional wounds; and Sandtray therapy that can help reveal beliefs or fears that we are often unaware of but affect our daily lives. Kate also offers bio-feedback, narrative therapy, Polyvagal therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Brain Spotting, art therapy, and somatic approaches.
With decades of experience working with children and a post-graduate certificate in Infant Mental Health, she understands the social and emotional challenges facing children and their parents today.
Kate works with the Crime Victim Assistant Program, First Nations Health Authority, Autism Funding Unit of MCFD, Self Design, ICBC, Work Safe BC, Brown Crawshaw, and Walmsley. If you are involved with these organizations, payment for services may be covered in full.