Sonder Haven

EMDR Basic Training

Sonder Haven Counselling

As a non-binary person, I?ve had troubles finding counsellors who could understand and respect me without having to teach them how to treat me. Those experiences sparked a passion for providing affirmative therapy so people don?t feel like they have to struggle to be respected and understood. I work to make sure that my forms, office spaces and counselling practices respect and honour all identities, orientations, families and relationships. My goal is to have every client leave a session feeling like the time was well spent and their counsellor thinks well of them. I want to safely ease the fears people have about sharing certain things with their counsellor, because I?ve felt that fear too. I also know how powerful counselling can be when we open up. I want to create moments of insightful, transformative healing with my clients.

I grew up in a working-class, rural community on Vancouver Island, BC to a European settler family and I am currently living and working in Duncan, BC. I provide counselling in Duncan and throughout the Cowichan Valley on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish. I work to be in respect, solidarity and service to Indigenous peoples and all the many settler cultures living here by making sure I am in cultural humility and that I am working from a place of anti-oppression and anti-racism.

P.O. Box 3 , Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, V9L 3X1

Phone: (778) 400-6352

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents



How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Grief & Bereavement
Medical Trauma
Panic Attacks
Social Anxiety