Sea to Tree Health & Wellness

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Counselling with John

Hello! I am in a practicum position at Sea to Tree Health and Wellness while finishing a Masters of Counselling degree at City University in Canada. I firmly believe that every person has the resources inside them to bring about growth and healing, and while we can get sidetracked and stuck at times the path to a full and present life is always available. Counselling has helped me to return to this path at various points in life and my goal in sitting and being with clients is to help them have an increased awareness of their own inner wisdom and bring it more and more into their life. I bring various counselling theories into my approach, with the focus always being on what is working for the person in the room.  A foundation of any counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor, and my goal is connecting in the present moment with clients, cultivating a relationship based on warmth, respect, genuineness, openness, curiosity, and humour. I have a great love of engaging people on the things that matter most in their lives, and so discussions of values, desires, and goals are frequent in my counselling approach.  I have worked as paramedic for over 10 years, including three years working with people struggling with addiction and as a member of a criticial incident stress team. Being present with others in moments of great difficulty is both challenging and something I feel very honoured to be able to help with. The calm, positive, person affirming, and professional presence I have grown in through my work as a paramedic is something I also bring into the counselling office.

Questions? Email John at [email protected]

Services John offers

I provide individual counselling in-person or online. Group therapy is also offered, please contact me for details. I practice from a client centered perspective drawing from several theoretical approaches to meet the needs of the client. These include:

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfullness based approaches
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Response Based Therapy

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Crisis moments
  • Relationships
  • Workplace stress
  • Critical Incident Stress
  • Searches for meaning and purpose
  • Transition phases

We work with local agencies.

We work with local organizations to provide counselling to frontline workers, first responders, management and board. Please contact us to find out more.

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Sea to Tree Health & Wellness Ltd. (originally called Sitka Wellness) was founded in 2019. It was born from the desire to create more opportunities for people to access local wellness services. We have a small team of practitioners committed to supporting you in person and behind the scenes to make this possible.

Sea to Tree Health & Wellness is located in the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, primarily the T’Sou-ke Nation, Sc'ianew Nation, Pacheedaht Nation, Songhees Nation territories. We recognize the privilege we have to be able to work, play and live in these unceded territories. We honour the lands, waters and communities and are actively working towards reconciliation. Honoring the Coast Salish Territories

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