John Murray (RCC, CCC candidate)

John Murray

Email John at john@lavendercounselling.com

Everyone comes to counselling with a variety of lived experiences that I treat with compassion and curiosity. I work with each person to create an environment that is safe for them to explore their lives, difficulties, and strengths. Together we create goals that guide a journey toward wellness. I always feel honoured when clients choose to see me.

I work with teenage and adult clients desiring personal growth, experiencing interpersonal difficulties, or more specifically struggling with trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, depression, suicidal thinking, anxiety, and more. I work with couples who are struggling to determine their right way forward, looking for deeper connection, better communication, or even trying to determine whether they want to remain together. I welcome individuals and couples from all walks of life and backgrounds, including members of the LGBTQ+ community and non-traditional couples. I work from an attachment-based, emotionally-focused, and person-centered perspective.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA, USA) and have completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I am currently awaiting certification both as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have also completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and introductory training in Therapeutic Enactment.

Each new individual client and couple comes with a story that is unique to them. This story includes elements of culture, family background, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, experiences with social norms, and so much more. It is always my honour to get to know these stories and learn what life is like for my clients, and then become a part of how they write their story moving forward. I would be privileged to be a part of helping you create your story of wellness.

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