Debbie has worked in the field of counselling since 1998, teaching undergraduate and graduate counselling students since 2006, and spent a great deal of time learning about and discussing evidence-based, ethical and inclusive counselling.
The theories she works from include Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Gottman Model, and relationship-focused CBT. The focus of her instruction for counselling courses includes clinical skills, professional and research ethics, relationship counselling, and career counselling.
Debbie has a very practical-focused consultation style, wanting to support professionals in their own critical thinking and decision making. She has advised many counsellors-in-training and practicing counsellors on topics such as:
ongoing balancing of self-care to provide competent care for clients
avoiding compassion fatigue and counsellor impairment
setting up plans for professional development
developing counselling specializations such as career counselling
Clinical consultation is not the same as clinical supervision. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on the differences.
This website is designed to help you decide if speaking with Debbie makes sense to you at this time. If you are interested in setting up an appointment, connect with Debbie through the Contact form.