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I'm Jillian

a trauma-informed anti-oppressive Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, BC

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC, M.Ed) with a background in helping a diverse range of needs, including providing trauma-informed counselling to people facing childhood abuse.


I am also a mental health educator and supervisor; therefore I am always integrating new knowledge to inform my counselling practice.


A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Background & Approach

In a counselling session, you can expect me to be supportive and curious about who you are and your inner world. I am compassionate and non-pathologizing. I will provide empathy and support, alongside gentle questions and feedback in order to help you work towards your goals for counselling therapy.

I am passionate about helping people find relief from inner pain, and am curious about what brings them joy.  I support people to live fuller lives where they feel connected to themselves in an authentic freedom. I believe everyone can heal from past pains and traumas, and can create a life for themselves that they feel proud of.  I know this is true given my time supporting childhood survivors of sexual abuse and adults who have faced complex childhood trauma. 

I will focus on emotions that come up in session and be curious to what these emotions might be communicating. By listening to emotions and different parts of the self, I help people gently and safely connect to their body. I will use techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Somatic Inquiry (SI) to do this. 

I know sometimes emotions can be overwhelming, therefore I will help people feel more grounded and ready to dive into these intense feelings by providing grounding techniques and breathing exercises and taking things one step at a time.

I am honest and genuine during  counselling, and I am open to feedback to know if our counselling work is helping you. I also really enjoy focusing on what is going well in life, and I make time to celebrate your successes and growth. By the end of our session together, my intention is for you to feel calm, connected, and with a little more clarity than when we began.

Education & Certifications

Masters of Education (M.Ed) | University of Northern British Columbia

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #17913) | British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training: Core Mental Health 

BCACC Foundations of Supervision (40 hours) January 2021-April 2021 

Decolonizing Praxis: Supporting Survivors After Assault

Level One Narrative Therapy

CBT Basics

Understanding Grief with Nancy Reeves 

Crisis Intervention and De-escalation

Walking in Her Moccasins 

Working with Aboriginal Populations 

Sexual Assault Response Team Training 

Areas of Support

I have a special interest in working with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing:

Chronic illness and pain management

Childhood sexual abuse

Recent sexual assault

Trauma recovery and PTSD

Burnout and compassion fatigue

Depression and grief/loss


Helping professionals - nurses, counsellors, social workers, etc.

Life transitions and big life decisions

Family dynamics

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