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Rhodes Alumni Counsellor & Life Coach Directory

We are honoured to bring you a list of our graduates who have chosen to list their services on our Alumni Directory. All of our graduates have received significant training to help them become professional coaches and counsellors. Directory listing does not guarantee their ability to help every individual and Rhodes Wellness College does not guarantee the work of every graduate. We always urge potential clients to find the best counsellors and coaches that work for their unique situations.

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Cynthia Ramsay

RTC Grace Extended
Work Oliver, British Columbia Website: Website

Biography

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and a member in good standing of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.  I am a Certified Life Coach, and have End of Life Doula training.  I’m also a wife, mother, dog lover, and Christ follower.  I enjoy good food, music, reading, gardening, walking dogs with my neighbors, spending time with family and friends, game nights, and laughing hard.  I also enjoy deep meaningful conversation, and the beautiful richness found in cultural diversity. I’ve had personal experience dealing with death, addiction, and other difficult challenges and life transitions.  I know what it’s like to keep both faith and dark struggles hidden in two separate worlds.

Learning to acknowledge (and then embrace) ALL sides of myself as a whole being made all the difference for me.  That’s the difference I offer you. I have a deep spiritual conviction that guides my personal life decisions, so I deeply respect the same in you, whatever that looks like for you.  Are there aspects of life, and how I deal with them, that I still sometimes struggle with?  Yes, absolutely!  AND I now have some tools and supports in my life to help me face those struggles without being overwhelmed and consumed by them.

Working Together…

Whether your effected by addiction, struggling to cope with difficult circumstances, seeking to connect more fully with your faith, or simply need some gentle support for life’s daily challenges – I’m here for you.

I am educated in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Eco Therapy, IFS, and others…  What does this mean for you?

My holistic approach means that we will not be restricted by one specific type of therapy, but rather have the flexibility to stay fully “client-centered”, supporting you in what you need most, for example:

–   Explore the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors;
–   Identify and untwist unhealthy thinking patterns so you can learn to make shifts and show up in the world the way you want to;
–   Learn to regulate your nervous system, to tolerate the distresses of life while staying within your window of tolerance; 
–   Explore your problem as something separate from you, as something that is detached from your core identity;
–   Learn how trauma and stress can manifest as physical symptoms within your body, and ways to manage them.

Services…

At this time, all sessions are conducted virtually.

It is understandable that there may be some feelings of resistance to virtual counselling, especially with so much screen time in our lives already.  I have found that there are also benefits, such as:

–  Attending sessions in your own private space can add to your sense of safety, and you will have your own personal resources to ground you (a blanket, a cup of tea perhaps?)
–  If you’ve had an emotional session, you don’t have to “pull yourself together” to leave the office and step out in public.
–  You’re not limited to a counsellor in your town.

If we haven’t yet been introduced, I invite you to book a free 15-minute consultation.  This allows us to meet one another and see if we would be a good fit to work together.

Online Booking Available on JaneApp here.

Land Acknowledgement…

I wish to humbly acknowledge that I am gratefully living and working on the stolen, unceded, traditional territory of the Syilx Okanagan Peoples, in a place now known as Oliver, BC.  https://www.syilx.org/about-us/syilx-nation/  


Rhodes Wellness College is an Associate School member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) and the Canadian Professional Counsellor Association. For more information about ACCT and it’s benefits, please visit acctcounsellor.com. For more information about CPCA, please visit please visit cpca-rpc.ca. To learn more about additional accrediting bodies, please visit our Accreditation & Recognition page.


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