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About Me

Lauren Shay, MSW RCC RSW

Hello. My name is Lauren Shay and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the BC College of Social Workers. I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of British Columbia. I have also obtained advanced clinical training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, The Gottman Method, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Health Education. My work background is mostly with non-profits, with a focus on trauma therapy for women who have experienced violence. I recognize how difficult it can be to take the step of contacting a therapist for help, and the courage that it takes to look at our own patterns of relating with ourselves, our loved ones, and the world as a whole and I am passionate about helping my clients to access the courage to do this brave work. I also recognize that each person who walks through the door to my counselling office carries with them unique life circumstances and challenges. I acknowledge that you are the expert of your own experiences, and I would be honoured to collaborate with you in your journey of personal growth. My therapeutic practice is guided by an attachment-based, trauma informed, client-centred, feminist, and strengths-based framework. I aim to be part of a movement to help build a more compassionate, caring, respectful, and equal world.

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