Liz James

Address : 3292 Production Way 501, Burnaby, BC V5A 4R4
Profession : Registered Clinical Counsellor
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

Other Cities : Sunshine Coast
Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adolescents, Adults, Seniors
Email : lizholdingspace@gmail.com
Phone : —
Website : https://holdingspace.ca/liz-james-med-rcc/
Registering association : BCACC

 

I am a registered clinical counsellor (BCACC), an experienced workshop facilitator, a passionate mental health advocate, and a dedicated lifelong learner. I have over 10 years of combined education and work experience in clinical counselling, mental health support, and group facilitation, as well as 30 years of personal healing and growth work. I believe that we all have a biological drive to reduce our suffering and live life more fully. My life experiences and personal therapeutic journey have proven to me the effectiveness of counselling, and brought a deep respect for those who find the courage to seek change from within.

I work with both individuals and couples experiencing relationship problems, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, boundary issues, and physical and/or life challenges to name just a few.

I have had the opportunity to work with a widely diverse clientele from youth to seniors, and of different cultures and backgrounds. As a white, cisgendered woman of European origin, I will endeavour to stay open and curious to your perspective and reality and be especially sensitive with those who feel marginalized, unheard, or under-supported by dominant cultural frameworks.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters of Education degree in Counselling Psychology, both from the University of British Columbia. I am a level-1 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) practitioner, an EMDR Therapist, and a certified Hatha yoga teacher.

I have received advanced training in:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (Life Journeys Counselling & Training Inc.) with Sue Genest, MSc, RCC, CCC.
AEDP Immersion Training (AEDP Institute) with Diana Fosha, PhD, David Mars, PhD, & Karen Pando-Mars, MFT.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Psychotherapy.net Academy) with Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD.
Neurobiological Treatment of Trauma (NICABM) with Ruth Buczynski, PhD, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Pat Ogden, PhD, Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, & Dan Siegel, MD.
The Basics of Trauma Treatment (Inward Bound Counselling & Focusing Training) with Leslie Ellis, PhD.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention (Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention of BC).

In addition to my BCACC membership, I am also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, BC Post Secondary Counsellors’ Association, EMDR Canada, and the AEDP Institute.