A Little About Ed
GET TO KNOW A BIT MORE ABOUT ED
I am a lifelong resident of Kelowna and have seen it mature into the city it is today. Just as we change with age, Kelowna has as well. In 2006, I chose for early retirement from my previous career as a senior officer in the Kelowna Fire Department and went back to school to get a diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling, graduating in 2008. I am a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) and the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). My certification with the CPCA is Master Practioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC) and Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with ACCT, and I am professionally insured.
My services can be covered under several insurance carriers, depending on the contract or policy, which can vary.
I was active in the Critical Incident Stress team with the KFD, and had looked forward to entering my new career as a counselor for some time. I was blessed with a fairly busy practice almost from the start, allowing me to put into practice what I had learned.
My original desire in entering this field was to work with people, helping them to move through what held them back, walking with them along the way. For a number of years now, I have branched into a number of specializations, which I will go into on the specializations page, which include trauma and loss, anger management, couples counselling, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), crisis intervention as well as resilience and compassion fatigue training.
I keep my fees reasonable, charging by the session, not by the hour. The first session is usually about 1½ hours and the following sessions are about 1 hour.