We believe in holistic healing that takes into consideration the entire person - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Island of Hope Counselling is committed to honouring all individuals, couples and families. We work hard to create an environment of safety and opportunity where everyone feels empowered to be themselves. We want you to start therapy knowing we promise to honour where you want to begin change.
We believe that counseling is a pathway of essential possibilities. We believe everyone needs unconditional acceptance, respect, and empathy to grow and heal.
Island of Hope Counsellors use different methods in practice, such as Humanistic, Somatic, Integrative, and Brain Based therapies. We provide both short, long term, and maintenance therapy, We co-choose the best therapy approach that suits your needs.
We believe the most important part of counselling is the relationship between us. As a client it is important for you to feel your therapist is the best fit for you.
Island of Hope Counselling Services provides professional therapy for a wide range of mental health and wellness concerns in beautiful Vancouver Island and the city of Courtenay, BC. Danielle Lambrecht founded Island of Hope Counselling Services in 2011 after leaving a long career in Mental Health and Addictions Services.
Our team consist of qualified therapists who provide evidence-based psychotherapy. We also firmly believe the healing force comes from within. Our mission at Island of Hope Counselling Services is for all our clients to leave a session feeling a strong sense of HOPE and appreciating the genius that lies within you. Danielle and Jennifer is a professional team of registered therapists (RSW., RCC., CCC.) here to serve you.
She is in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers (RSW), Canadian Certified Psychotherapy Association (CCC), and a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp). She has worked in the mental health and addictions field for 15 years. She has co-created two groups "Quiet Moments" and "Mind-Body Wellness" that are currently run by Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use Services. She is also a "Break the Worry Trance Coach" and is trained in EMDR, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, Emotional Tapping Technique and CBT.
Danielle has a great deal of experience helping people resolve stubborn emotional issues, relationship issues, addictions, mental health challenges, and childhood traumas. She works with clients with extensive trauma and attachment disturbances. Identifying key defensive survival strategies in trauma and develop strategies to address trauma across the lifespan.
Danielle also specializes in working with people who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma, anxiety and panic disorder and sexual abuse. She also specializes in stress management, workplace conflict, and complicated bereavement.
Danielle is passionate about guiding people to find their career passion, spiritual goals, and life purpose. If you want to get clearer and find your life purpose, but feel unable to do so on your own, Danielle will walk with you on a co-curious exploration. She can use guided hypnosis, visual maps, and her intuitive abilities to assist you in finding your unique calling. You will leave the session feeling clear and have a plan to meet your goal(s).
Danielle was born in Hawaii and many of her ancestors are from Molokai, the Big Island, and Oahu. Danielle believes she has received her intuitive gifts from her ancestors, many who were struck with leprosy and struggled to make a life and community of their own in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Danielle feels honoured to combine her Western education in counselling psychotherapy with her spiritual knowledge to help clients on their precious life journeys.
Danielle has come from her own personals struggles in childhood and adulthood and feels blessed to have grown from many different life experiences. Danielle is compassionate of others tribulations and has a keen understanding of the depth of others pains. Danielle believes no one is perfect, but strongly believes we can grow from our mistakes and life struggles. Danielle is a survivor of inherited family trauma and "broke free" to be her authentic self.
Danielle is an intuitive Empath [Dr. Judith Orloff, 2018}. Danielle has had years of experience honing her natural intuitive skills. If asked, she would be honoured to utilize her self-disclosed intuitive abilities to find your root cause/issue that is holding you back from improving your life. She uses her conventional professional counselling therapies and combines it with her intuitive abilities to pinpoint stubborn, destructive patterns.
She channels pictorial images to assist you in seeing the dynamics of your issues in visual form. These pictures are unique to you and become your take home care plan and/or homework; a blueprint to your healing process.
This is Jennifer, she believes that personal healing and growth is a complex journey. It requires dedication, self-compassion and commitment. No one else can walk the road for you, but as a counsellor she believes it is her role to support, to guide and work alongside you as you embark on this transformative journey.
Jennifer has her M.A in Counselling and Spirituality, her Fundamentals in ICF Coaching along with her Reiki Level 1. She uses a holistic approach to Counselling; which means that she holds space for the mind, body and spirit to intersect. Her approach is based on the knowledge that the most profound self work is often done when we open ourselves to all aspects of the self to gain a holistic perspective.
Her Counselling approach is based in mindfulness and somatic therapy. Somatics is the relationship between the mind and body with a focus on the nervous system and how it is impacted by past experiences and trauma.
While working with Jennifer, your healing process will involve strategies to gain an understanding of how your past experiences can create subconscious obstacles that interfere with you living a fulfilling life today. By shedding light on these internal blindspots with compassion and intention you will begin to create new possibilities for yourself.
Jennifer also incorporates some aspects of intergenerational trauma and divine feminine ancestry into her counselling. These frameworks act as a resource to cultivate transformation at the root cause rather than solely focusing on symptoms.
Jennifer really looks forward to working alongside you to remove personal obstacles and become the most fulfilled and inspired version of yourself.
Contact Jennifer @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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