Inner Pathways Counselling
Discover the Power of Possibility
Phone: 780.837.6064
[email protected]

About Annette

Credentials:

  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • B.Sc. - Psychology
  • Master Therapeutic Counsellor
  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
  • Specializes in Therapeutic Writing
  • Prepare Enrich Counsellor
  • Member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology,(B,Sc) – Canyon College
  • Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) - Kelowna College of Professional Counsellors,
  • Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York and Seattle trained in “The Art of Empowerment”
  • Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB, “Life Management Skills Leader Training”

Studied and trained in:

  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Issues relating to Sexual Abuse
  • Empowerment of the Individual

Building and facilitating workshops and seminars

I offer counselling and psychotherapy which:

  • is caring and non-judgemental
  • is supportive of your individuality
  • helps you achieve real and lasting change

I serve:

  • individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • LGBT looking for an accepting and supportive environment

I provide this by means of:

  • in office counselling – Peace River and Donnelly
  • on-line counselling via skype
  • telephone counselling

A personal word about me:

I grew up swallowing my words. I was a little person who became an adult before her time. So it's no surprise that I should find myself today helping others find their voice, discover and own the uniqueness of who they are.

I manoeuvred my way through life, living it as best I could, but I always felt an underlying sense of not being fully engaged. There was always a restlessness in me I couldn't quite explain or put my finger on. Then one day I was brought to my knees by the death of my 14-year-old son.

That tragedy was my wake-up call to the preciousness of life and the importance of being fully present to each moment.

I had to find a way to be more engaged in life and so began a healing process to find myself and my voice. I had to find a way to be more engaged in life. To fully embrace each moment. to be present. to feel, to hear, and to connect and so began a slow healing process in which I was to find myself and my voice.

I bought a journal and I started to write and I couldn't stop. The blank page was a place for me to voice the words I could not speak. I sought counselling from many different modalities; I read every self-help book I could lay my hands on. I took self-development courses and attended workshops. I walked out of a well-paying, secure but meaningless job and I applied for a position in an agency that served the community. I got the job I was to be in for the next ten years.

From there I studied to be a Life Skills Coach and took various other trainings such as Crisis Line Worker, Suicide Prevention,Sexual Abuse, journal writing courses, and many other cousrses and workshops. I also went to New York and Seattle to train in the Art of Empowerment and how to facilitate the empowerment of people.

Ten years ago I decided to further my education. I went back to College and studied to become a Master Therapeutic Counsellor. Then I completed a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology degree.

ACCT – Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Member # 1015
Crime Victims Assistance

 

 

Annette Erickson


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