Shona Wood, M.Ed., RCC
Counselling for Children, Teens, and Parents
I believe that we are all “born good”, born with good, kind hearts. However, on our journeys we sometimes encounter challenges, obstacles, adversity and trauma. My hope is to walk alongside my clients while they overcome such challenges, to help them realize their full potential, to know, love and understand themselves more deeply so that they can see choices and make changes. I believe that if given time, space, opportunity and support, different paths can be taken, peace and balance can be achieved.
I have an intergrated approach to counselling based on the needs of my clients. It may involve traditional “talk therapy,” art therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, therapeutic storytelling, mindfulness, or EMDR therapy (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Together, you and I will find the best approach for you and your family.
My Education and Background
I was born and raised in Scotland but have lived in British Columbia for many years. I am the mother to four wonderful children all of whom are now young adults. My own journey as a parent has taught me many invaluable lessons and I am still on this journey, loving and learning.
I have worked with children, youth, and families for over 30 years, with the last 15 years spent as a school counsellor. Prior to this I was a childcare worker, a youth worker for at-risk teens, an educator in London and in a children’s day treatment program in Vancouver, a child and family therapist, a “LivingWorks” suicide prevention trainer and an associate professor in the counselling psychology department with City University, Vancouver. My Bachelor of Education was completed in Scotland and my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology was completed at the University of British Columbia in 2001.