Ward Murray, CCC
I believe that with respectful, genuine and curious exploration and discovery, together we can uncover your personal strengths, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities which are all a part of the unique human that is you.
It is these abilities that we can work with to change your relationship with the issues in your life. With a supportive, non judgmental, and open minded approach, we can explore the issues and gain new and fresh insight.
The people who see me in therapy tend to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their situation, their connection to people around them, and how they can move forward to create new meanings.
My practice is informed by experience over ten years of supportive work through addictions centers, verbal and non-verbal care work, and international family support (expat and immigration). Additionally, I have also worked with marginalized individuals, and elementary school-aged children and their families dealing with intergenerational trauma.
My Professional Biography
Master of Education in Counselling, University of Northern British Columbia, BC
Bachelor of Psychology, University of Victoria, BC
I am a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).
My Counselling Approach
I work from a person-centered narrative approach which takes into account that people do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, we are products of our society which can create problems up to and including the Covid-19 pandemic.
Narrative therapy is clear in its approach and helps move clients forward with the phrase “The person is not the problem, rather the problem is the problem”, which can bring possibility and hope to your sessions.
I work with adults, young adults and teens. I help my clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, trauma, substance use, men’s issues, and life transitions, to name a few.
I see clients virtually only.