“I believe in doing life alongside people, building a safe place free of judgement together, and where stories can be shared, so a ripple effect of change can occur. Being in a space where curiosity questions can draw out untold stories, undiscovered gems and deep-rooted strengths to challenge the overshadowing feelings of self-doubt, fear, and trauma. I will walk alongside of you as a co-conspirator, so you do not feel alone as you step into the courage to reclaim or discover the freedom that you deserve.”
Approaches to Counselling:
Narrative therapy, feminist therapy, trauma-informed therapy, strengthens based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion.
Areas of Practice:
Self-discovery, personal growth/development, life transitions, stress, anxiety/depression, substance use/addiction, mental health/illness, grief and loss, trauma, relationship conflict, family conflicts.
Women, transgender individuals, men, youth, young adults, adults and couples/families.
Experience and Educational History:
- British Columbia College of Social Workers, Registration #13768
- Currently taking Masters of Social Work (MSW), Dalhousie University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW), University of the Fraser Valley
For more information or to make an appointment with Shawna Leighton, call 604.746.2025 or complete our online form.