What helps me offer an integrated and wholistic method for healing?

Years of research, training and experience.

My interest in health psychology started when I was an academic researcher working on a master’s degree in developmental psychology at UBC. This eventually led me to earn a master’s degree in counselling psychology at Adler University and later to get training and certification in Relational Somatic therapy. I continue to stay current with emerging research that is relevant to therapy and bring that knowledge into my practice.

What is Heartful & Mindful Therapy?

It is an integrated approach that cultivates the natural bio-chemistry of the body, harnesses the power of the mind, understands emotions as both a guide and a means for regaining balance, uncovers blocks and reveals new choices – re-connecting you to your underlying state of wellness.

A combination of mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Relational Somatic Therapy and findings from research in brain science, attachment, evolutionary biology and health psychology guide me in working with key aspects of the brain and nervous system to empower your healing.
My clients find relief from symptoms, feel more control, find a life of greater balance and feel more connected with themselves and with others. You can read some of their comments yourself:

I got more out of the first three sessions with you than I did in the entire three years with my previous therapist! Thank you Catherine!


You are very good at what you do Catherine. I appreciate you helping me figure out how to deal with my anxiety, a problem that has been bothering me for years. I feel a lot better knowing I am doing everything I can to avoid another heart attack. I would recommend you to anyone who has health issues like mine.


I agreed to come to couples counselling after witnessing the positive changes in (my partner)   since he has been seeing you. I would never have come to counselling if I hadn’t seen how well it worked for him. That’s why I came to start with, I am glad I did.


You are a very special person Catherine, I appreciate your gentle, compassionate approach. I learned so much in our sessions that I can take with me to deal with whatever lies ahead.


This is the best I have felt in years – I feel like I can breathe again!  I wish I had found you years ago.


I knew I had found the right person in you, your specialized knowledge and experience in adoption is hard to find. You get it. Thanks Catherine.”