I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, and graduated at the top of my class when I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, after completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing at the University of Victoria.
In my post-graduate work, I went on to study Somatic Psychotherapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology: developmental, somatic (body), and attachment-based approaches to healing. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
From an early age, whether it was helping a friend learn to ride a bike, tutoring English to International students, or volunteering on the Crisis Lines, I directed my energy into the helping profession.
Now, with over 15 years of clinical practice, I have honed my craft and coordinated an approach that synthesizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Trauma research, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other therapeutic paradigms.
In addition to my practice, I am also a writer.
Our family enjoys an active lifestyle in nature, and my husband and I are thrilled to be raising our family here.
"Fiona is a kind, and empathetic listener. She helped me identify patterns in my life that were stopping me from living a fulfilled and joyful life."
"Fiona helped me find meaning and purpose . She taught me strategies to take better care of myself, and I learned to stop the negative self-talk. "
With Fiona's support, I was able to overcome the trauma from my past, and reclaim confidence, power and stability."