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, Certified Therapist

Other Cities : Vernon BC
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, EMDRIA Certified Therapist

 

I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association) and an EMDRIA certified therapist (EMDR International Association). I have been working in the field of counselling since 2005. My Master’s degree is in Counselling Psychology and my undergraduate degree is in Psychology. I have 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.