Jill Koehler, MA, RCC, FOT
Registered Clinical Counsellor
- Focusing-Oriented Therapy
- Coherence Therapy
- Nonviolent Communication
- EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma Level 1 & 2
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Prepare-Enrich Couples Assessment
- Bader-Pearson Couples Model
- Gottman Couples Model
- Understanding Psilocybin: Effects, Neurobiology, and Therapeutic Approaches
Maisie the Poodle, HOP
Hypo-allergenic & Non-shedding
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 process.
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 with gentle curiosity, things naturally start to shift and move forward in a fresh way.
As a counsellor I endeavour to create a safe space for experimenting with different tools and processes to help increase this awareness. As you become more familiar with your patterns of thoughts and behaviours it becomes easier to remove yourself from this cycle of reactions and to access your own body wisdom. You will no longer need to ask, “So what do I do?” Instead, you will begin to know within yourself how best to proceed.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Focusing-Oriented Therapist with an office in Squamish, BC. I work with people location-independently via Zoom Video or in-person in my Squamish office. I graduated from my Master’s Program in 2010 and have been working in various roles as a counsellor since then.
Whether a desire to increase self-awareness or issues related to stress & anxiety, life transitions, communication, relationship or trauma, I enjoy working with people to help them to better understand their own inner landscape and create more conscious, compassionate connection with both themselves and others.
I currently offer 2 online courses:
- Level Up Your Relationship to help couples communicate and create a relationship vision to move forward together.
- Clearing a Space which is an practice from Focusing to help you bring gentle curiosity to your internal space so things naturally start to shift and move forward in a fresh way.
In addition to working as a psychotherapist, I am a trained yoga teacher. I practice yoga regularly and am an advocate for the transformative journey of yoga and other contemplative practices. I am also a volunteer with Squamish Search and Rescue and provide Critical Incident Debriefing and Psychological First Aid.
Maisie is my office companion. She is a friendly, goofy, small standard poodle. She loves to be patted and 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 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.