Irene Peterson

EMDR Basic Training

Irene V Peterson and Associates Counselling Inc

Irene is a certified Level II EMDR Trauma Therapist, specializing in trauma resolution with children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. In addition to working with the general public, Irene has significant professional experience working within the healthcare, hospice, criminal justice, and foster care systems, as well as extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Metis communities throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. As part of her practice, Irene works with a variety of agencies and organizations, including: WorkSafe BC, Crime Victim Assistance Programs, Fraser Health, First Nations Health, the Residential School Program and Veterans Affairs. Irene works with individuals experiencing abandonment, attachment issues, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma related issues, abuse, assault, depression, anxiety, panic, relationship losses, marital issues, divorce, blended family concerns and conflicts. Irene’s clinical expertise is trauma, utilizing EMDR, Exposure Therapy, CBT, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Grief and Loss Therapy. With a background in Nursing, Counselling, and Administration that spans more than three decades, Irene is passionate and dedicated in providing her clients with the knowledge and tools to address life’s challenges, and move forward with a renewed sense of understanding to promote healing in a safe and confidential environment.

Suite #22 -35060 Clayburn Road , Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, V2S 7Z2

Phone: (604) 897-1462

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents


How EMDR is Offered:


Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Birth Trauma
Critical Illness
Grief & Bereavement
Medical Trauma
Panic Attacks
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety