ELSPETH ROBERTSON

Masters of Counselling Psychology - Art Therapy

Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC #18212)

Professional Art Therapist (CATA #155675125)

ABOUT

Originally from Ontario, I came to Vancouver in 2018 for my counselling education. Flash forward a few years and I am still loving exploring the beautiful BC landscapes and eating my fill of the best tacos I've ever had. 

 

I received my undergraduate degree (BA) from Queen's University, where I studied psychology and art history. In my graduate program at Adler University (MCP-AT), I studied counselling psychology and art therapy.

 

I am a lifelong learner, guided by curiosity and open exploration. I ensure to keep up with continuing education to continue to grow as a practitioner. In my downtime, I enjoy snuggling my cat Nimbus, making art, enjoying nature, and reading.

 

MY APPROACH

When has one thing always worked for everybody?

I work from an eclectic, client-centred approach that integrates various evidence-based therapeutic styles and techniques, to uniquely tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual client's needs.

MODALITIES

  • art and play therapy

  • solution focused therapy

  • somatic therapy

  • compassion focused counselling

  • positive psychology

  • interpersonal neurobiology

  • ecopsychology

  • mindfulness

EDUCATION

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate in Ecopsychology | Pacifica Graduate Institute 2019

Cows Can Be Purple Facilitator Certification | Adler University 2019

 in progress

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional | Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals

Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy Practitioner | Holistic Healing Trauma 

TRAINING

counselling + mental health

A Primer in Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff | Center for Mindful Self-Compassion 2021

Core Indigenous Cultural Safety Mental Health | San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety 2020

Solution Focused Training Workshop with Max Innes Levels 1, 2 & 3 | Moving Forward Family Services 2019-2020

The Clinical Application of Compassion | NICAMB 2019

A Strategic Approach to Suicide Prevention + Counselling on Access to Lethal Means | Suicide Prevention Resource Centre 2019

children + parenting

somatic therapy

An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences 2020

Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma | Centre for Expressive Therapy 2020

Expressive Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach | Centre for Expressive Therapy 2020

Chi Kids Teacher Training Level 1 | Chi School 2019

Parenting After Separation | Justice Education Society 2019​​

 in progress + upcoming

Somascapes: Somatic Experiencing® Informed Art Therapy Experiential with Merilee Minshew | SE™ Trauma Institute 2021

Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy Levels 1 & 2 | Holistic Healing Trauma 2020

Somatic Experiencing® Beginning I | SE™ Trauma Institute

Mastering Anxiety Treatment in the Age of Social Distancing | PESI

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Registered clinical counsellor

A designation of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Every session plants a tree

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ELSPETH ROBERTSON, MCP-AT, RCC, PROF-AT