Sandi Bossons, MA, RCC
Areas of Practice
Sandi’s practice includes Individuals, Teens, Couples, and Families addressing the following areas:
- Separation and Divorce
- Grief and Loss
- Depression and Anxiety
- Parenting and Family Issues
- Relationship Challenges
- Life Transitions and Adjustment
- Self-Esteem and Personal Growth
- Wellness and Stress Management
Making the decision to seek out counselling is a courageous step towards healing. Often people hesitate to seek out counselling because they feel it is a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is a conscious choice to take responsibility for one’s internal pain. A choice to recognize that there is a problem and that you have the power and resources to take responsibility for your own healing.
It is my belief that the focus of counselling is on empowering clients so that they can reach their full potential and lead more fulfilling lives. I believe that everyone has the internal resources (wisdom, strength, persistence, etc.) they need to cope with difficult life situations and to grow through them. I will endeavour to collaborate with you to discover these resources, establish positive goals that are focused on health and possibilities, harness hope and help you connect more fully with yourself and others.
Coming to your first counselling session may fill you with apprehension and anxiety. This is normal. I provide a warm and compassionate environment where clients feel safe enough to explore their difficulties and process their feelings. I also have the unique ability to connect with youth and help them feel accepted without judgment so that they are able to embark on their own path towards healing.
Working with youth, I often utilize art and expressive therapies to allow for them to access their inner world in a less threatening way. In addition, my practice is guided by Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused ideas.
EDUCATION: I have a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from City University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders. I have additional training in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapies, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Children who have Witnessed Abuse, Play and Art Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy.
EXPERIENCE: I have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 2004. I worked in the non-profit sector for eight years with an organization that provides support to women who have experienced abuse and their children. I have been involved with presenting educational programs to youth in secondary schools about healthy relationships and the risks of relationship violence. I have also facilitated various types of support groups including children’s groups, teen groups, parenting groups and groups for grief and loss.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: I am a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and also a member of the BC Play Therapy Association and the Satir Institute of the Pacific.
The fee for a 60 minute individual session is $110. The fee for a 60 minute couples/family session is $120. both of these fees include any applicable GST. I accept cash or cheque only and payment is required at time of service. Most extended health plans will cover services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Consult your service provider to determine coverage. A receipt will be provided to you for this purpose.
I accept referrals from physicians, clients, social service agencies, school counsellors and criminal assistance programs (CVAP). You do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. Appointments are available Wednesdays as well as Saturday afternoons.
Address Sage River Wellness Centre
200-22714 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3K2
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