Christina Radziejewski, MA, MBA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
I believe that everyone has the strength and courage within themselves to say “Yes!” fully to life.
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals access their personal resources and overcome psychological and emotional barriers to reach their full potential and live their best life, not a life defined by others, but one wholly defined by themselves.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 15 years employed in the corporate world. Although I found corporate work interesting, it was not fulfilling nor was it meaningful for me. I knew that there was something else that I needed to do with my life. This knowledge started a 10-year journey that led me back to school and eventually to become a clinical counsellor.
I founded Innova Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy to fulfil my calling.
Having said this, I don’t believe I have reached my fullest potential, and I continue to challenge myself everyday to live the best possible life I can.
I am ultimately in the business of change. My work is to facilitate emotional, behavioral, psychological and spiritual change in collaboration with and on behalf of my clients. My wish is for my clients to experience the freedom to be who they want to be, and to achieve a sense of peace, not just in their minds, but in their hearts as well.
I was coordinator and presenter of a weekend-long marriage preparation program for engaged couples for a number of years. I currently serve on the board of directors of Community Ventures Society in Port Moody.
My husband and I have seven year old twin girls and we enjoy spending our time helping them explore, and experiencing their joy and curiosity with life.
My Professional Biography
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Trinity Western University, Canada
My thesis entitled Portraits of Marriage from Frankl’s Existential Perspective was a qualitative exploration of the experiences of married couples in their search for and fulfillment of meaning and purpose in life.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Master of Business Administration
University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Scotland
My thesis entitled Total Customer Satisfaction: Maintaining the Momentum of Change was specially designed for and commissioned by Standard Life PLC (UK).
– a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a member in good standing of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
– a Certified Administrator and facilitator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
– a Certified Facilitator of the Adult Resilience Strong Not Tough program
– a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.
My Areas of Practice
I have worked with a diverse population of clients, including children, youths, adults, and couples, in both private practice settings, and with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. I have counselled clients as young as 10 years, and I have been honoured to journey with mature clients in their 60’s. My clients come from all walks of life, cultures and religions, and they present with a range of issues.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families dealing with:
- Stress and burnout
- Career and workplace issues
- MBTI personality assessments
- Boredom with life, search for purpose and meaning
- Life transitions – loss of a loved one; adjusting from one phase of life to another; new community, new culture
- Marriage and relationship issues
- Pre-marital counselling
- Coping with parental conflict and expectations; conflict with siblings
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and fears
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
- Depression, mood swings, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts
- Self-esteem, confidence, and personal growth issues
I am a ICBC Injury Recovery Partner, and I work with ICBC claimants to restore them to their desired emotional and psychological state.
I provide counselling in Coquitlam. All services are provided in English.
My Counselling Approach
I offer my clients empathy, compassion, and a client-centred focus in a non-judgmental and non-blaming environment where they can achieve mental and emotional wellbeing. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches comprising primarily of existential psychotherapy, positive psychology, rational-emotive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solutions-focused therapy.
The particular therapeutic approach that I use with a client will depend on the present and immediate needs of that client. At the end of the day, each therapy session will be a uniquely different experience for my client and myself.