Susan Guttridge

Address : 3107 27th Street The White House Wellness Centre, Vernon, BC V1T 4W4
Profession : Counselling, Private Practice
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

Other Cities : —
Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adolescents, Adults
Email : susan@livehappycounselling.com
Phone : 250-938-5580
Website : http://www.livehappycounselling.com
Registering association : Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association

 

I am a Master's degree Counsellor, with 14 years experience providing individual clinical counselling and group counselling. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and extensive post-graduate training in trauma therapy and the impact of abuse. My expertise is in trauma therapy (including working with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and panic), anxiety, traumatic loss, depression, and life transitions.

I believe that as humans, we are capable of self-growth, healing, and experiencing happiness. I strive to work collaboratively with individuals, assisting them in identifying and working towards their own goals for counselling. I respect the values, strengths, and resources of each individual. I believe each one of us has capacity for resiliency, self-determination, and self-growth. I believe that often the journey towards healing needs to begin with developing affect regulation skills (the ability to gain control over those strong emotions that come on like tidal waves and seem to hijack our rational brain). Once an individual develops the ability to regulate emotion, healing trauma becomes more tolerable, and emotional suffering lessens.