Arla Sinclair Counselling Solutions | Registered Clinical Counsellor | M.Ed.
My areas of specialty are relationships and marital issues, grief and loss, mid-life issues, life transitions, healing from loss and trauma, personal growth and historical sexual abuse.
I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. I have had extensive training in emotionally focused therapy for couples and utilize a variety of empathetic, somatic and cognitive approaches.
I bring a wealth of life experience as well as extensive professional training to my caring and compassionate style. I have been in a stable relationship for over 25 years and have raised 3 children to young adulthood.
I believe that as a counsellor I hold the container – the safe place, or open space where my client can think what they think, feel what they feel, say what they want to say and come to know who they are in a deeper way. I believe it is an honour and a privilege to sit with someone and enter their world.
Life presents us with many challenges and at times we become overwhelmed and feel unable to cope effectively with these challenges. Sometimes we need another perspective, the help of a competent therapist to access our resources to make life more manageable and fulfilling.
Empathetic counselling can remind people of their strengths, skills, resilience and courage. It can help people to become more effective in meeting their needs and living their life effectively.
I utilize a variety of empathetic, cognitive and somatic approaches.
How I Can Help
What You Can Expect:
• Empathetic listening
• Confidentiality, encouragement
• Hope, a safe place
• Caring and understanding
• Collaborative problem solving
• Exploration of possibilities
• Increased clarity
• Professional interventions
Areas of Specialty:
• Marriage preparation classes
• Marital and pre-marital issues
• Grief and loss
• Life transitions
• Emotionally focused couple therapy certified
• Anxiety and stress
• Healing from trauma
• Self esteem and personal growth
• Historical sexual abuse
• Managing difficult emotions
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• EMDR certified
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Flexible hours. Sliding scale fees.
1045 Linden Ave. Victoria B.C. V8V 4H3
Home visits available.
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