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About Joanne

I am passionate about helping people feel more calm, confident, and connected to others.  


I offer a gentle, safe, compassionate approach to counselling that goes beyond addressing your symptoms, and includes your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  Together we will focus on your strengths and inner resources, as well as finding solutions that feel right to you.

My focus will not only be on helping you gather tools and learn coping strategies to reduce your anxiety, but also on getting at the root of your anxiety. I can teach you how to rewire your anxious brain, so that you can create a mind that is calmer and more emotionally balanced.


On Becoming a Counsellor

Because I was very interested in helping people, I initially decided to become a nurse and I became a Registered Nurse in 1987.


I was particularly drawn to the area of mental health, and I started my nursing career in psychiatry.


I then transitioned into nursing in a community setting, which gave me the opportunity to help individuals and families  experiencing difficulties in their lives around a wide range of issues, including mental health concerns.

During this time, my own experience of therapy inspired me so much that I decided to begin my training in the field of psychotherapy and counselling.  Eventually, I became a Registered Professional Counsellor in private practice.


I currently live in Sidney, BC and provide online video counselling sessions to people living in Sidney, Victoria, and throughout British Columbia.

Professional Membership

I am a Registered Professional Counsellor and a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association.

Education and Training

BScNursing, University of Toronto,1987

Masters of M.Ed., University of Toronto, 2001

Certified in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)

Certified in E-Therapy

Certified in Matrix Re-Imprinting

Certified in EFT Level 1 & 2

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