Giselle is a clinical counsellor with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Her work with families in crisis has developed her expertise in the areas of the impact of trauma, relationship conflict, grief and loss, and attachment issues. She also works with individuals, families and groups impacted by mental illness, including depression and anxiety. Giselle has a heart for those who are hurting and a desire to help facilitate change and growth towards healing.
Giselle was born and raised in Fredericton but left the province to pursue schooling in British Columbia. During her 13 years out west, Giselle partnered with child protection social workers to provide counselling and support for families identified at highest risk within the community. Her experience with these families has developed her expertise in crisis management and a multi-systemic approach to counselling. Giselle has also worked with Child & Youth Mental Health agencies in BC, and she has been active in developing community awareness and professional education regarding domestic violence. Giselle’s counselling work is influenced by a number of theoretical frameworks including Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and trauma-informed practice. She makes it a priority to support clients from a holistic perspective so that they might find strategies to manage their overall mental health and achieve their desired goals.