Dianne is passionate about supporting people to access truth, healing and resilience through both the body and mind. Her process adapts to meet the unique needs of each individual and is always collaborative and honest. She integrates cognitive, somatic, psychodynamic and practical techniques that are rooted in evidence. She has been described as caring, enthusiastic, friendly, intelligent and honest.
Dianne grew up on Vancouver Island and studied psychology and the performing arts at the University of British Columbia. She graduated from Athabasca University’s Master of Counselling program with a focus on Addictions and Relationships. Dianne has worked in the field of mental health for over ten years and has ample experience working with populations affected by trauma, marginalization and substances. She has completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma.
Dianne is passionate about working with people on effective communication, relationship transformation, trauma healing, anxiety mitigation, emotion regulation, body/eating concerns, addictions and authentic living. When she’s not working she can usually be found hiking, biking, dancing or sitting by the sea. She is grateful to be working and living on the beautiful unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking people.