Associate, Individual, Couples, and Family Counsellor
Individual, Couples, and Family Counsellor
Special Interests: Addictions counselling and emotionally focused therapy grounded in an attachment framework
Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at Trinity Western University
John has experience working with adults, teens, young children and couples. John believes that change happens primarily within a supportive relationship and prioritizes helping his clients feel safe and valued for who they are. He believes in the power of self-compassion and that every person holds an innate ability for growth and change. He especially enjoys working with those seeking help around relationships, parenting, anxiety, addictions, and grief/loss, and often uses mindfulness-based interventions in his work. He likes dogs, spicy food, and sunshine.
How did John begin the journey?
John decided to go into counselling because he’s always had an interest in psychology and why people do the things they do. When his sister went into the field he saw the positive impact it had on the family and this encouraged him to pursue his masters degree. Being with people makes John feel alive, and being able to help others experience life in full is exciting to him.
How can John help you?
John has an interest in working with kids, addictions, and relationships, amongst other things. He’s got a knack for being able to connect quickly with clients and his calm demeanor invites clients to relax and feel safe. His background in research as well as youth organizations means he’s very interested in techniques and methods that work, and he enjoys thinking outside the box in order to help clients move forward.
What is John like outside of work?
John likes sports a lot, but sometimes has a habit of hitting his head so he’s had to take it easy lately. He’s been getting into slo-pitch softball and is enjoying the team sport and being around others.