Consultation/Supervision and Support for Therapists
Lois has over 25 years of experience in the counselling field and offers consulting to any counsellor or therapist. Her 13 years of university level training and her background in education also gives her clarity and compassion in assisting counsellors. She has experience in one-on-one counselling, trauma therapy, touch therapy, sex therapy, school counselling, couples therapy, group therapy, as well as facilitation of larger groups. She offers support in dealing with traumatized clients, boundaries, how to say the difficult words, supervising, reviewing case notes as well as in healthy client and therapist interaction. Therapists have often note that consulting with Lois has given them professional and emotional clarity as well as a great deal of personal encouragement.
The understanding and application of neurophysiology impact of traumatic stress is now starting to create an important shift in our society. Lois is committed to applying how the influence of traumatic stress on both mental and physical health effects the mental health field. This includes looking at the energetic imprint of each traumatic experience and including this awareness in the assessments and interpretations of clients’ and therapist’s behaviors.
She is a registered consultant for therapists in good standing with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Also, Through Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, Lois is an approved assistant and personal session provider for those in beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels of training. She also supervises the personal session hours for Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Candidates, who are working on becoming Somatic Experiencing® Practitioners.
Classes, in-services and one on one supervision are offered to those who want to learn more about how to effectively counsel their clients, including how to deal with trauma. Topics that are shared might include: what self regulation is and isn’t, on a felt sense, how to build capacity, and why this is significant, understanding our window of tolerance, the threat response cycle: what it is and how to respect the strength of it, boundaries, personal health of the practitioner.