RAINA DUTCHYN, M.ED, RCC
Educational & Professional Background
I hold a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18051) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
I have over 6 years of experience working in community mental health agencies. I also have extensive experience facilitating groups and have worked as a teaching fellow for post-secondary Psychology courses.
My Approach to Counselling
I consider it a privilege to connect with clients and to be a part of their self-discovery and growth. The foundation of my practice is a client-centred, trauma-informed approach. This means that I work collaboratively, and I carefully consider the impact of difficult past experiences.
I integrate various evidence-based therapies to suit your specific needs, such as
- cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
- emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
- mindfulness-based approaches
- and internal family systems (often called “parts work”)
With couples, I use techniques from the Gottman Method and emotion-focused couple’s therapy.
I strive to bring my values of authenticity, compassion, respect, and humour to each therapeutic relationship.