A little history

I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, and graduated at the top of my class when I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, after completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing at the University of Victoria.

 

In my post-graduate work, I went on to study Interpersonal Neurobiology, a developmental, somatic, and attachment-based approach to healing, and I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.   

From an early age, whether it was helping a friend learn to ride a bike, tutoring English to International students, or volunteering on the Crisis Lines, I directed my energy into the helping profession. 

 

Now, with over 10 years of clinical practice, I have honed my craft and coordinated an approach that synthesizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Trauma research, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other therapeutic paradigms. 

 

In addition to my practice, I am also a group facilitator and writer. 

 

In 2012, my husband and I moved to Kelowna.  We enjoy an active lifestyle both on the lake and in the mountains, and are thrilled to be raising our family here.  

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

T.S

"Fiona is a  kind, and empathetic listener.  She helped me identify patterns in my life that were stopping me from living a fulfilled and joyful life."

N.R


"Fiona helped me find meaning and purpose .  She taught me  strategies to take better care of myself, and I learned to stop the negative self-talk. "

A.M

With Fiona's support, I was able to overcome the trauma from my past, and reclaim confidence, power and stability." 

© 2020 Fiona Patterson