Hello, my name is Faye. I was raised in Ontario and came to Vancouver Island in 2010. I worked as a counsellor with Island Health until I came to VIU in 2014. I have been a visitor on Snuneymuxw Territory since 2013 and want to express my gratitude to the Snuneymuxw people for being able to live and work in such a beautiful place.
I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. I completed a 5 year training program with the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and also gained experience at a trauma treatment program in Toronto. Prior to this I was a Speech Pathologist for 12 years. I work from a relational perspective, focusing on what is happening in the here and now. I’m certified as a Clinical Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
I have an interest in many things, particularly women’s issues, identity development, LGBTQ2S, anxiety, emotional regulation, relationships, communication and trauma. I believe that each person has the capacity to heal themselves and that change is possible with awareness.
When I’m not working you would probably find me in my vegetable garden, cooking, fermenting food or reading a good book.
I look forward to meeting you.