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OUR THERAPISTS

 

COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL, CONSULTING AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

 

BRITTA REGAN WEST MA, RCC-ACS, TITC-CT/CFST Registered Clinical Counsellor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Traumatologist/Compassion Fatigue Specialist

Clinical Supervision | Supervision of Supervision | Consulting | Public Speaking

Clinical Director

Britta is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors) and a Clinical Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Specialist with designation from the Traumatology Institute of Toronto. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of the BCACC. Britta is a strong presence in the therapeutic and consulting community appearing on Theravive, Psychology Today and Counselling BC. She specializes in public speaking, training and clinical supervision and consultation in acute behavioural and mental health. 
Britta is currently unable to receive new clients but encourages booking with another clinician on the QUOIA site.


 
Qualifications:
 
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Approved Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Traumatologist/Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Traumatology Institute

Bios:
Theravive | Psychology Today | Counselling BC

Articles, Interviews and Trainings:

"Trauma and Adoption", BC Adoptive Families Association
6th International Conference on FASD Presenter
Ethics in Counselling Interview, Insights Magazine​
"Navigating Trauma and FASD: Ethics, Practice and Perspective"

Having provided over fifty distinct trainings and workshops in mental and behavioural health across the lower mainland in clinical settings.

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JANE BEAUMONT  MA, RCC-ACS, CCC-S
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCC Supervisor
Mental Health | Clinical Supervision | Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

ASSOCIATE

Jane is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in various roles since 1996. Having worked with youth and families in accommodation programs, school counselling, government and non government and private organizations in both Australia and Canada, she has a deep understanding of the various systems that require integrated team care plans, support, skills, consultation and, of course, individual therapy.

Jane has experience with a variety of mental health challenges including substance use, eating disorders, personality disorders, family therapy, anxiety, depression, ADHD and ASD, grief and loss and trauma. Her interests are particularly in trauma work with the body, eating disorders and family therapy. Jane is trained in a variety of models including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Group therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is completing training in Radically Open -Dialectical Behaviour Therapy currently. With the understanding that each person's journey towards health is unique and varied, in pace and the process, she believes wholeheartedly that it is an honour to walk alongside each individual and family who has the courage to reach out for help. 

Working with families who have children struggling with mental health challenges, Jane is passionate about increasing the efficacy of caregivers and healing attachments. With expertise in the Emotion Focused Family Therapy model and attachment focused family therapy perspective, she sees caregivers and parents as experts on their family and works to nurture their family systems as a team. Beyond her therapeutics support to families, Jane is a skilled speaker and trainer who provides workshops and training for caregivers and parents as well.

Jane is also a skilled trainer and speaker providing clinical supervision and consultation to non-government agencies and training and professional development to schools. With a specialization in Emotion Focused School Support, Jane loves working with developing teams. Having delivered workshops supporting caregivers of children with anxiety and webinars working together with various modalities and EFFT, Jane endeavours to inspire confidence and provide concrete knowledge and skills for individual teams, developing programs and organizations as a whole.

With training in many therapeutic and supervision models and a background of providing training in counselling in both Australia and Canada, Jane offers a supportive and non-judgmental approach for clinicians seeking ongoing clinical supervision. With an array of clinical specialties, expertise in supervision and a diverse history of practice experience, Jane brings a highly supportive and specialized addition to a therapist's clinical work. Rounding out QUOIA's sought-after clinical supervision services, Jane has a passion for assisting clinicians at any stage of their career; from completing their practicum, to obtaining their registration with BCACC or CCPA, to senior clinicians in the field seeking to maintain their high standards of service delivery. 

Qualifications:

 

Masters of Arts in Counselling

Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Train the Trainer)

Advanced Therapist,  Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

EFFT Caregiver Workshop Facilitator

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Registered Clinical Counsellor-Approved Clinical Supervisor

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Canadian Certified Counsellor - Supervisor

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

CCPA - CCC-S

International Institute of Emotion Focused Family Therapy

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ARTURO BALLESTEROS

ARTURO BALLESTEROS MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Stress | Relationships | Substances

 

ASSOCIATE

Arturo Ballesteros (he/him/his/él) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor living on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish People. He has worked as a counsellor for more than five years in non-profit, independent, community based organizations in Vancouver and White Rock, BC.

 

Arturo supports and assists a variety of individuals and their loved ones, based on the premise that positive change happens once we begin understanding how we operate. Arturo’s values and ideas guiding his work are also rooted in his experience as an immigrant. He believes that everyone is different and has different needs and that a “one-size-fits-all” model does not serve people’s best interest and does not enhance the human experience. 

 

Arturo believes in everyone's power to create change in their lives. As a counsellor, he helps his clients to explore the topics brought to - and that emerge in - the counselling room using tools from different approaches. This tailors the counselling experience to the clients’ needs and nature of their problems. In this process, he hopes for clients to consolidate their understanding of the connection between what they see, what they want and who they are to allow them to make wise and transformative decisions in their lives.

 

For Arturo, the therapeutic connection between client and therapist is very important. He stays away from judgements and works in the client's best interest.  His objective is to give the client a counselling experience in which their knowledge and value as a human being is honoured.

Qualifications:

Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology

Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

BARI EMAM MA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

PTSD | Nervous System Regulation | Family Systems

 

ASSOCIATE

Bari is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors) specializing in post-traumatic growth, family systems, couples, and helping clients regulate their nervous system. Bari uses the principles of attachment, polyvagal theory, and somatic experiencing. Bari has worked with youth, adults, families, and couples helping them process their emotions, identify issues which cause disharmony in their lives and uncover their inner strength to restore a sense of flow in their life. Bari and his wife of twenty years are devoted parents who strive to nurture their relationship while honouring the unique expression of each of their three young children. He also practices yoga, mindfulness, and meditation as part of self-care and is an avid gardener and loves building things.

Bari was a police officer for 20 years where he became exposed to some of the most challenging human conditions in our society including over 100 murder investigations. He held various roles and received 15 different awards for his service to communities. During this time, he met hundreds of people who were suffering on a daily basis because of life’s challenges. He found that the core issues for most people were lack of awareness, inadequate emotional support, negative societal influences, and not nurturing their inner goodness. He travelled to many parts of Canada, United States, South America, and Europe and was able to find a connection with almost everyone whom he met. Towards the end of his time as a police officer he was personally affected by a work culture of shame, blame, unfair treatment, harassment, and toxicity. He realized that this way of life was detrimental to his health and that of his young family.

 

Bari left his job and transformed his personal life in a deep and meaningful way. He no longer believes in the rigid and judgmental ways which governed many aspects of his life as a cop. He began a five-year healing journey where he focused on self-improvement, post traumatic growth, spiritual awakening, forgiveness of others, and cultivating the power of positive psychology. He found that the answers to many of our emotional and personal struggles are often hidden within ourselves, we just need to clean our foggy lenses to see things clearly and almost everything in life can make sense.

Now in the healing profession, Bari believes that everyone has the potential to live a joyful and prosperous life no matter what life throws at them. One of his passions is to work with men whose inner goodness can be hidden. Bari achieves this by helping men detach from certain unhelpful gender and societal roles, process their emotions, and use the power of their intentions to set realistic and achievable goals. Bari uses a trauma informed and strength-based approach to assist his clients with finding emotional safety in the world, rise above life’s existential challenges, and live their best lives.

Bari is also a published author. His recent book “Uprooted and Thriving” tells his life story as a child who left a war-torn Afghanistan over 30 years ago and was able to make the best out of life under difficult circumstances. His final paper for graduate school was focused on the unique obstacles men face which prevent their healing from trauma. He strives to promote a message of peace and unity between all humans by focusing on what brings us together while advocating for a socially just society where everyone matters.

Qualifications:

Master of Arts

Master of Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

Professional Affiliations:

 

BCACC

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ANDREA COLLIAR, M Ed Counselling Psychology (Cand)

MASTER'S INTERN THERAPIST

Andrea is a masters intern therapist currently completing her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at Simon Fraser University. She lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples; the Katzie, Kwantlen, and Semiahmoo. Andrea has worked in the mental health field for 8 years in non-profit community settings. In that time, she has supported
individuals, parents/caregivers, children, and youth.


Andrea integrates emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness, and attachment-based science, as in how feeling connected or disconnected with yourself, and others impacts the brain and body. Andrea’s therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, culturally respectful, and
person and family centered. She strives to work collaboratively with individuals and families in a non-judgmental and mutually empathetic way. Relational safety and a therapeutic relationship built on trust are integral components to supporting folks in creating the changes they would like to see in their lives. Nonjudgement, empathy, safety, and trust will look and feel
differently for each client; and so, Andrea believes in respecting clients as the experts on their lives and in co-creating a unique approach and working relationship with each client.


The physiological sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise from exploring relationships with others and oneself may feel uncomfortable at times. Andrea works to support clients in knowing that we can navigate these topics together, that the client helps define what safety means to them,
and that jointly we can hold empathic space for all that comes up. In this journey with Andrea, she will strive to help you feel heard, seen, and validated, so that you can gain greater clarity and insight into the steps you would like to take next in your life. Starting on this explorative path
takes a lot of courage and clients are open-minded, brave people for seeking out counselling.

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