About

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Davis Wiggs

 

Bio

After graduating from UBC Okanagan with a degree in Psychology, Davis decided to further pursue his education at the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling and completed the Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling, with an emphasis on Youth and Families. With this in mind, Davis’ diverse work background working within social services has given him the opportunity to extend his skills within the counselling environment. From workshop facilitating to working with kids with exceptionalities, his interpersonal and communication skills have proven to be an asset time and time again. With an integrative counselling approach, Davis will work on strategies that allow his clients to address the root cause of difficulties while building meaningful social connections. 

 

Education
Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling, Kelowna College of Professional Counselling, 2020
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2019

Counselling Status
Intern Counsellor


Why are you a Counsellor?
Throughout my life, I have been a constant ear for friends and family that need it most. In
the past year, I have grown fondly with the passion to help others and be that ear when
people have nowhere to turn to. With my friendly and compassionate nature, I want clients
to feel comfortable within the counselling space while having the ability to share their story
without judgment.


Something we wouldn’t know about you?
While growing up on the Southern Gulf Islands for nearly 10 years, I used to take a water
taxi back and forth to school.


Favourite quote(s)?
“If you love your job, you won’t work a day in your life” – Anonymous


“It’s okay to be a glow stick: Sometimes we have to break before we shine” – Jadah Sellner

Chantale Elliott

 

Bio

Chronic illness and pain can be extremely debilitating however, it doesn't need to
completely control and dominate your life. I have a passion for helping people regain their life from chronic illness and pain because of my own journey with Fibromyalgia.


Continued education, training and pain management programs have provided me with a
wealth of tools and techniques to help you manage chronic illness and pain. I recently
graduated from the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling and am a Certified Clinical
Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and Certified Tele-therapy Mental Health Provider
(CTMH). With a 25-year background in natural health and lifelong learning I bring a wealth
of experience to the therapy process.


Strategies for helping are continually evolving with research advances. I strive to integrate
the best research evidence-based approaches and emerging promising practices in my
counselling and value approaches to health both physical and mental which include all
aspects of a person, integrating physical, mental, spiritual and social perspectives.

 

Education
2020 Thompson Rivers University (BA in progress)
2019 Kelowna College of Professional Counselling Diploma of Applied Psychology and
Professional Counselling


Counselling Status
I am currently an RPC-Candidate with William & Associates’ Internship Program under the
clinical supervision of Carol Loney, MA


Why are you a Counsellor?
I have passion for helping people regain their life from chronic illness and pain because of
my own journey with fibromyalgia. I also have an insatiable curiosity about the science
behind the connection between mind and body.


Something we wouldn’t know about you
English is my second language, and French is my mother tongue.
I love spending time with my grown sons, their significant others and family pets whether
outside hiking, canoeing or inside enjoying movies, playing board games and even video
games.


Favourite quote(s)

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see
rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

 
 

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