WELCOME | I'M HAYLEY
Thank-you for being here. Whatever the reason for your visit – Welcome.
Welcome to the beginning of this adventure.
I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have big love for the wide-open prairie skies. Loving adventure myself, I find great joy in travelling and exploring the unknown. Throughout my travels, I found myself falling in love with the beauty of mountains, the power of the ocean, and the magic of the forest. So, naturally I moved West and now live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
I'm not exactly sure where my adventurous spirit and connection to the natural world emerged from - However, it is where I connect to myself and the world around me, it is where I find deeper meaning, and feel fully alive.
I found myself here through my own personal journey of healing from deep loss and navigating letting go. Through this, I found myself soul searching, re-connecting to my purpose, and coming back full circle to where I always knew I would be – serving and connecting with others, building therapeutic relationships, and sharing this sacred space with you.
From a young age I had a strong desire to help people. I had an innate ability to go deep with those I spent time listening to and I have always found the mystery of human behaviour to be fascinating. I also love emotions and the power that comes from feeling and expressing ourselves.
Beyond my own personal resistance and throughout my own life experiences, I dug deep into my own healing, and re-discovered the power that exists within. I fell in love with self-help, self-care, self-development, and the power of holistic healing [ mind – body – spirit ] which ultimately led me back to my first passion – psychology. I then reconnected with my first big dream, the one that I am now fully living out by doing this work in private practice.
This work is deeply fulfilling and truly a gift. It is a privilege to witness the release of self-destructive tendencies, the navigation through trauma and old wounds, the power and resilience of the human spirit, and the choice to live more fully and aligned with the deepest parts of who we each are. I want more for you than to just alleviate pain and suffering. Seeking joy, fulfillment, and the search for meaning in life are shared human experiences that we are each capable of connecting to.
This is more than a profession to me, it is truly my hearts work and I am honoured to walk alongside you throughout this phase of your journey.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
I look forward to connecting deeper with you soon.
“True healing and lasting fulfillment
require a spiritual transformation as well as a clinical one”
– Anna Yusim, MD
MY | EXPERIENCE + BACKGROUND
Over the past 7 years, I have gained extensive experience working with children, youth, individuals, and families struggling with a variety of life challenges, traumas, and life transitions. I have worked in treatment centres, group homes, personal care homes, women's emergency shelters, and have provided support via Telehealth programming.
In addition to private practice, I work part-time as a Parent Support Coach with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
I love to learn and am continuously upgrading and expanding my education to ensure that I provide the best level of care and service to each of my clients and their unique needs.
MY | APPROACH
I take a gentle approach to both counselling and coaching that is holistic in nature - honouring the mind, body, and spirit.
I focus on a collaborative and client-centred approach that is geared toward deep healing, personal responsibility, transformation, and meaning-making processing. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I approach sessions in a non-judgemental and therapeutic manner. It is my intention to create a safe and sacred space for reflection, self-discovery, deep healing, and radical transformation.
PROFESSIONAL | QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Counsellor with the Canadian Association of Professional Counsellors [ CPCA ]
Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling [ MPCC ]
Registered Professional Counsellor [ RPC ]
Certified Life Coach
Trained in International Coaching Federation [ ICF ] Core Competencies
Ecosystemic Play Therapy Training
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
NVCI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training