Jill Koehler, MA, RCC-ACS
Registered Clinical Counsellor + Supervisor
- Focusing-Oriented Therapy
- Integrative Body Psychotherapy
- Coherence Therapy
- EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
- Polyvagal Theory
- Focusing-Oriented Dreamwork
- TheraPsil Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy
- Non-Ordinary State Integration Therapy
- Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma Level 1 & 2
- Nonviolent Communication
- Prepare-Enrich Couples Assessment
- Bader-Pearson Couples Model
- Gottman Couples Model
Maisie the Poodle, HOP
Hypo-allergenic & Non-shedding
What is counselling?
So what’s counselling anyway? Is it years of lying on a couch? Is it the hope of a few sessions to resolve long-standing problems? Counselling can seem like a bit of a mystery. We’d all like a quick fix to our problems, but real change and transformation is a journey.
I believe that within each of us is all the wisdom we need, but past and present experiences can get in the way of connecting with our own self-knowledge. With this disconnect we generally feel stuck and confused. Counselling is about increasing awareness of our thoughts, feelings, body sensations and response patterns both towards ourselves and others. As we begin to approach these parts of ourselves in a new way, with gentle curiosity, things naturally start to shift and move forward in a fresh way.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Supervisor with an office in Squamish, BC. I work with people location-independently online/phone or in-person in my Squamish office. I graduated from my Master’s of Counselling Program in 2010 and have been working in various roles as a counsellor since then. Before this my professional life had all sorts of twists and turns: teaching fashion design in the Philippines, web design, executive assistant in tech and engineering, and running a small business designing and selling fleece clothing to list some of them.
In addition to my training as a psychotherapist, I also completed a 200-hour yoga training with Ashtanga Yoga Victoria. I practice yoga regularly and am an advocate for the transformative journey of yoga and other contemplative practices. For 10 years I was a volunteer with Squamish Search and Rescue and helped with providing mental health education and support.
Maisie is my office companion. She is a goofy, small standard poodle. While shy at first, she is friendly and loves to give the odd puppy kiss. Maisie is non-shedding and hypo-allergenic. She is also happy to go to another room if anyone prefers her not to be in the office. Woof!
I am a registered and certified clinical counsellor and supervisor through the following governing body: B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. Membership requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in counselling, as well as clinical experience, and there are strict guidelines for professional behaviour.