ABOUT ME

Hi Soul Friend, I'm Hayley Yarish

A highly sensitive human being, obsessed with the fullness of the human experience. You can usually find me with a book (or 5), diving deep into an online course, spending time in nature, or with my family and friends.

A little about my journey.. 
 

2015 was the year that changed everything for me. I lost my Dad, my health, my ability to work a job I loved, my relationship, and ultimately - I lost myself.

Through this deeply painful yet transformational period I emerged differently.

 

I was forever changed by the depth of my own heartbreak. 

 

The pain was still there, but I carried it differently. The grief was still there, but I made space for joy as well. The pain of grief began to coexist within the beauty of life.  

 

Through my grief journey, I learnt how to tap into the wisdom, power and resilience of the human spirit - and because of this, I know its possible to find yourself on the other side of loss.

 

I did it, and I can help you too.

My experiences with loss continue to deepen who I am as a human, as a therapist and as a companion through the wilderness of grief and change. It has prompted me to search for more many times over - more meaning, more depth, and more out of this life I get to live.

 

I would be honoured to support you on your journey, and can't wait to connect with you - heart to heart.

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PURPOSE

My Mission

To support you on your journey through grief and loss with intimate one-on-one support that honours your grief, facilitates deep healing and empowers radical transformation so that you can integrate your experiences, embrace your unique gifts and make conscious choices to live in alignment with the deepest parts of who you truly are. 

PHILOSOPHY

Loss, Grief & Bereavement 

  • Loss is the common thread that touches and connects us all.

  • Grief is a natural reaction to loss of any kind that rocks the foundation of our lives. 

  • Grief is not something we get over, get rid of or erase from our lives. 

  • Grief is a full-bodied experience - impacting the mind, body and spirit. 

  • You can’t think your way out of grief, grief must be felt. 

  • Grief must be witnessed – being in relationship and connection is an essential element of healing

  • Grief is deeply painful, and can be deeply transformational, whether we like it or not.

  • Our task after a major loss is to find a way to first cope with the pain, navigate change, and then reconstruct our world in a meaningful way.

  • Healing and freedom emerge from healing the mind, body, spirit and emotions.

Ready to Step Bravely into Your Future?

Learn about my services and how I can support you.

Professional Qualifications

CPCA, Canadian Association of Professional Counsellors 

  • MPCC - Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling, RPC - Registered Professional Counsellor #3866

BCACC, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 

  • RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor #19704

Education, Training
& Certifications
  • MA, Counselling Psychology (2020)

  • B.H. Ecol - Bachelor of Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences (2015)

  • Certified Life Coach - Rhodes Wellness College, Trained in International Coaching Federation Core Competencies (ICF) (2017)

GREIF SPECIFIC TRAININGS

ADDITIONAL THERAPEUTIC TRAININGS

  • Spiritually Augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SACBT) (2020)

  • DBT Skills Training (2020)

  • IFS Inner Circle - 6 Month Online Training (2022)

  • Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training (in progress)

ENERGY & SPIRITUALITY TRAININGS

A NOTE:

Life has been my greatest teacher, it is where my experiences and knowledge have been embodied and alchemized into wisdom, AND I love to expand my knowledge so that I can continue to guide and support you in a safe, informed, and integrative way.

 

I deeply value the educational containers and mentors that I have learned from over the years, and I also want to acknowledge the countless hours of self-study and embodied practice I have dedicated myself to over the last 10+ years.

 

I am deeply passionate about learning and creating a collaborative approach to healing and wholeness. My practice is always evolving as I do. 

a designation of Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider with the MISS Foundation
Grief Recovery Method Specialist Badge
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A designation of CPCA Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
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