Sarah Chettleburgh

Sarah has 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 draws on elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused strategies, nature-based therapies, narrative modalities and coaching approaches. Sarah will work collaboratively with you to enhance your understanding of self and work toward your goals. 


Sarah's a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Sarah holds a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology.


See our online booking system to view Sarah’s availability.


Gemma Fraser

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, nature-based therapies, 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.


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Samantha Etzel

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.  

View an Introductory Video to learn more about Samantha's approach and credentials.


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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Natalia Morrison

Natalia has joined the Counselling & Learning Strategy Team as a Practicum student. Prior to this, Natalia was a valued member of the RRU Library Staff for over a decade and an RRU student. With her diverse background in support roles and personal student experience, she understands the challenges of juggling competing priorities, navigating overwhelm, facing life's complexities, and making sense of these experiences.


Natalia believes in people's innate ability to deal with adversity and offers a compassionate and safe environment to explore what's important for you. She uses a number of different approaches, including solution-focused, narrative and cognitive-behavioural modalities, to help create a change you want.


Natalia is currently a student in her final year of the Master of Counselling at the CityU.

She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from the RRU.


See our online booking system to view Natalia's availability.