Cordelia Mejin, MA, RCC, CCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
When we are frightened and in pain, we need others with whom we can be honest. We need others who can enter the abyss with us, sometimes again and again. We need to reach out to someone who is safe, who will not judge, who will not shut down or shun our pain – Joanne Cacciatore
I believe that deep within, we as humans have longings to feel seen, heard, known, understood, felt, accepted and cared for in our everyday interactions, and even more so in moments of experiencing hurt, woundedness, suffering, grief and loss, pain, uncertainty, and hopelessness in the midst of navigating life’s challenges. In those moments, validation of our experiences and emotions is probably what we need most.
I strive to provide compassionate care and empathy, to see you, to hear you deeply, and to hold space for hope to exist in the midst of navigating the difficult places of life.
Suffering could at times feel unbearable. Burdens are lighter when shared with someone else. In sharing in your story and walking alongside you, my hope is to lighten the weight of your burdens, and support you in bearing suffering.
I am deeply aware of the courage it takes to share your story with me, and the vulnerability involved in doing so. As such, I count it a great honour to be invited into the story of your life and your journey of moving towards hope, healing, change, growth, insight and wholeness.
Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University, Canada
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
My clinical training involved working with clients in community services, college and church ministry centre settings. I am currently seeing clients in both community services and private practice.
• a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), and a member in good standing of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
• a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Approach to Therapy
I believe that building a secure relationship and meaningful connection with my clients is the foundation for healing and change to happen. As such, my approach to therapy is collaborative, person-centred, and relational.
I hold an integrative approach. This means that I am trained in and draw from various therapeutic theories, tools and modalities based on what fits best for you, which includes taking into consideration your unique goals and needs.
While striving to keep this at the forefront, my approach is primarily informed by existential, experiential, systemic (family), attachment and trauma-informed lenses. Specifically, I have training in the experiential, systemic and attachment lens of Emotionally Focused (Individuals and Couples) Therapy (EFT). Additionally, I have training in Lifespan Integration Therapy, a trauma-informed approach.
In my work with couples, I draw from EFT and my training in the Gottman Method. I support couples in building secure bonds where partners feel safe to respond and engage with each other’s emotions and needs.
I envision healing, growth and change to include connecting with the impact of your stories. This oftentimes involves connecting with your emotions, including uncomfortable and difficult ones. With this in mind, it is my utmost priority to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to engage with your stories and emotional experiences without being overwhelmed by them. We explore your emotions which may point to unmet needs. It will also help us understand how your emotions shape your sense of self and your interactions with people.
Ultimately, I aim to provide support and guidance towards finding healthier and new ways of engaging with your thoughts, emotions, and ways of being, including relationships with yourself and others.
My Areas of Focus
I am passionate about working with young adults (aged 18 and above), and adults including couples.
Some of the areas that I work with include (but not limited to) the following:
Anxiety and Depression
Grief, loss and bereavement: death, break-ups, separation, divorce
Relational concerns (family, peers, couples): loneliness, conflict
Family of origin issues: emotional neglect
Emotions: anger, fear, sadness, shame
Sense of self: identity, self-esteem, fear of failure, fear of rejection
Stress and Burnout: motherhood, academics, work
A little about me
I treasure time spent with my husband, family and friends. I am an avid reader. I love taking walks by lakes and beaches. I enjoy hikes on beautiful trails and mountains.
I look forward to meeting you and walking alongside you on your journey!
For more information, here’s a link to my website www.hiddentreasurescounselling.com/