Substance Use and Addiction

Addiction counselling has been another area of clinical focus for Sandy over the past 14 years.  Most people have mixed feelings when it comes to changing addictive habits.  One part of us might be very aware that a behaviour is unhealthy, whileanother part does not feel ready to let it go.  Counselling is a safe place to explore the mix of feelings and determine for yourself what changes you are ready for.  I will offer you a supportive, non-judgemental environment to better understand the various aspects of your addiction and its impact on your life.  I will offer you tips and strategy for moving forward when you are ready and help you heal and resolve some of the underlying issues that may have triggered the addiction in the first place.

For those who are ready to commit to addiction recovery, we will explore a variety of strategies and support.  I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities to support people in addiction recovery.  One tool that I may suggest to guide our journey is the SMART Recovery model which can be explored at length at smart



Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached by email at or phone at 250-509-1092.  I offer a free 20-minute initial meeting to help you get a sense of the process and my fit for you.

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.
— Rumi