Sarah's been working with Royal Roads since 2012 as a counsellor, career counsellor, internship advisor, instructor and team coach. Her varied experience gives her a thorough understanding of the challenges and rewards you may face as a student. Open, approachable and encouraging, Sarah creates a warm and comfortable space for positive work and interesting conversation.
Sarah holds the individual needs of students at the centre of her work. Her counselling approach draws on elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy and coaching. Sarah can work collaboratively with you to ensure your goals are met efficiently and effectively.
Sarah's a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Sarah completed a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology in 2011.
See our online booking system http://libcal.royalroads.ca/appointments/ to view Sarah’s availability.
Gemma has worked at Royal Roads University since 2014 in various roles, including learning strategist, counsellor and team coach. She's known for being warm and friendly. She creates an atmosphere where students feel encouraged to explore possibilities in a safe and supported way.
As a counsellor, Gemma uses a variety of approaches including solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. She'll work with you to meet your individual needs with gentleness and compassion.
In a non-judgmental and positive way, Gemma can collaborate with you. She'll help you explore what's working well and areas that might need change, and create accountability for the change process.
Gemma's a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and has a Master of Education degree.
See our online booking system http://libcal.royalroads.ca/appointments/ to view Gemma’s availability.
PIȾELÁNEW̱OT (Samantha) Etzel
PIȾELÁNEW̱OT ŦE NE SNÁ ĆSE LAE SEN EṮ W̱SÁNEĆ I ALEṈENEȻ SȾÁUTW̱ translation: PIȾELÁNEW̱OT (pete-sa-lane-uh-whot) is from W̱SÁNEĆ territory and currently lives and resides in her home territory of Tsawout First Nation.
PIȾELÁNEW̱OT supports individuals, couples and families through their challenges by creating a sacred space that is grounded in respect, trust, safety, empowerment, acceptance and care.
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PIȾELÁNEW̱OT is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She completed the Masters in Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology in 2011 at the University of Victoria.
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Isaac believes each person is unique in their life experiences, yet shares a collective thread of humanity with others. He has a passion for depth psychology and will use a combined approach that includes somatic and solution-focused therapy. Isaac will work collaboratively with you to explore your present concerns, help you to learn more about yourself and guide you to find realistic next steps.
Isaac is in his final year of a Masters of Counselling program and is completing his internship through Royal Road's student services department. His varied life experiences help him to create a comfortable and understanding environment to explore all aspects of life. He has worked with students with diverse needs both in Victoria School District and at The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health.
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Carrie’s background primarily includes providing individual and group-based support for those who have experienced various forms of trauma. She is passionate about supporting folks to regain a sense of self and purpose in their life, including actualizing their career and educational goals. She also has experience working in non-profit program coordination and leadership.
Carrie’s counselling approach is trauma-informed, collaborative, strengths-based and client-centered. She uses an integrative approach drawing on solution-focused brief therapy, mindfulness, emotion-focused therapy, and feminist and social justice principles.
Carrie is currently a practicum student at RRU completing her final year of a Master of Counselling degree through the University of Calgary. Carrie’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Victoria. She has also completed a three year Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program.
See our online booking system http://libcal.royalroads.ca/appointments/ to view Carrie’s availability.