I offer day and evening appointments and flexible hours
Extended medical if covered in BC
Working with individuals and families for over twenty five years as a registered social worker I recognized my passion for therapeutic work and opened my home office five years ago to offer a variety of interventions such as coping with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, affairs, child behaviour, and personal and workplace stress primarily through Employee Assistance Programmes. I used an eclectic approach including brief therapy, solution focussed, cognitive behavioural methods, reality therapy and family systems models with my approach dependent on client needs and the problem issues to be addressed.
I became especially passionate about working with couples and was introduced through the agency to the research of John Gottman. I was hooked!!! It all made so much sense, was practical and I was excited I could offer this information to my clients and work towards progress and improvement within their relationships. My enthusiasm for the Gottman Method grew so it was a natural progression to further my skill level at the Gottman Institute and, now I have completed Level three training in the Gottam Method. I have applied to join the certification track to becoming a fully certified Gottman therapist. Over a year ago I opened my own counselling office in New Westminster BC and enjoy my location at the River Market there.
I have been told my approach is friendly ,warm and welcoming and offers a safe secure place in which clients can feel comfortable and at ease. I especially welcome first time clients to the counselling process and ensure the experience is positive and client centred. Please check out my web site ELJ Counselling for more information.
I have a BA in Psych, a BSW and MSW and am registered with the BCCSW.
I welcome individuals and couples from all walks of life and cultures and especially enjoy diversity and minority groups. I work from an ante oppressive, feminist perspective and enjoy working with challenging situations.