We Are Whole – Body – Mind – Heart – Soul
As a counsellor I want to honour you by addressing your whole being. Helping you to listen to the wisdom of your body, the thoughts in your mind, the feelings in your heart and your true quiet voice deep inside. We can’t move forward towards true transformative change by focussing on only one part of who you are. When we are in balance, we have the ability to access a deeper part of ourselves. The goal in therapy then is to help you find and trust the deep wisdom inside.
So many of us lose connection with this deeper part of self. This often begins to happen in our childhood, we start off freer to create, play, imagine and to dream. I’m sure we’ve all watched children play in mud puddles, or marvel over a rainbow or a snowflake. Then through what Carl Rogers calls ‘conditions of worth’, we begin to put this part of ourselves away – put on a mask to be accepted, to be seen as worthy, smart. Carl Jung talks about this shift in consciousness as allowing ego to have more of the control in our life. Richard Schwartz in Internal Family Systems speaks of different parts being more active, trying to protect us from rejection/harm, instead of the Self being in the lead. Whatever the psychological/spiritual theory behind this idea, the goal is to get us back to that deeper part of ourself that we once were, and are in our essence or essential nature.
I bring into my work as a therapist an interesting mix of training and life experience. I began my educational journey in Bible College and Seminary. Then life took me on a 14-year sabbatical and there I faced some difficult life experiences. The term wounded healer felt very applicable as I completed my second Masters at Trinity Western University in Clinical Counselling in 2000. I’ve been in private practice as a registered clinical counsellor now for over 20 years and in that time, I’ve spent many hours helping people find that inner voice of wisdom inside themselves, whether they were healing from abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression or the many other things that came through the door.
For 10 years I also taught classes in the Counselling Psychology department at Trinity Western University and supervised therapists in practicum and therapeutic work settings. Currently I am turning a new corner, having completed my training to be a Spiritual Director. In that light I bring contemplative spirituality, shadow work, the enneagram and dreamwork into what I offer as a therapist and soul companion.
My hope is that you will come to therapy to find deeper internal meaning, not external answers. I see my role as helping you to begin to find and listen to your inner guide. To loosen the conditions of worth that were put on you as you grew up, so you can become more and more your true authentic Self.
If these words resonate with you, then maybe I’m the right person to help you on your journey towards wholeness and finding that deeper inner wisdom. You can find my fees and read more about me on my personal website: http://corrinaarnold.com
I’m at Yale Therapy Group Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and can be reached through Yale at 604-795-9552 extension #101, I can also be reached at 604-316-3585, call or text or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.