Interning Associate


Professional Counselling + Integrated Therapies


Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate


Certified in Heart Centred Therapies


c. 250-466-4015  |  e. jude@shorecounselling.ca




Relationships are part of humans' ingenious and innate mechanism for healing. To find or remain in connection with the Other, we do the work we might not otherwise do, and this is the medicine, ultimately mending our relationship with ourselves. Relationships can ultimately make us better, happier people, if we know how to recognize patterns and ultimately transcend them.


Where there is disconnect or unhappiness in intimate relationship, the first thing lost is so often the feeling of being seen and heard, revealing layers of isolation, abandonment, shut-down, anger or despair. With couples, I start with Seen and Heard, and we go from there in a co-created process, unique to each relationship.


I may use word sketches to identify and explore patterns and core foundations; communication and clearing processes to build awareness, compassion, and new skills to maintain connection through challenging times. Tools for working with intense emotions, understanding and working with the effects of trauma can also be part of the process of clearing and reconnection.


Together, we will hold space for the truth of the relationship and navigate the way ahead. You will be in good hands, with a well-travelled human and a very skilled, compassionate, and open-minded facilitator.



Prior to formal, evidence-based training in applied counselling psychology, I spent the better part of a decade immersed in a variety of therapeutic, indigenous, community and arts-based practices for healing: The intergenerational perspective of Systemic Family Constellations; the simple, effective, language of Compassionate/Non-Violent Communication (CNVC); the transformative group process of The Way of Council; and the integrated, heart-opening approach of Heart Centred Therapies for recovery from personal, interpersonal, and collective trauma.


Back in my earliest days of personal development, I also spent several years in the 12-step programs of both Codependents Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families, identifying healthy and unhealthy communication and relationship patterns and developing considerable depth in understanding how these are formed and passed down the family lines.


Currently, I am accumulating hours towards full designation as a Registered Professional Counsellor, with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. While completing my professional training at the well-respected Kelowna College of Professional Counselling, I also trained and served as a lay counsellor for 4 years at the Cowichan Family Life Association. In 2020, I completed certification in Heart-Centred Therapies at The Wellness Institute, based in Washington, USA.


In addition to interning with Shore Counselling, I run a part-time practice in Duncan, called Open Session Space, offering integrated person-centred counselling from a systemic, trauma-informed perspective as well as Heart-Centred Hypnotherapy, an integrated form of this ancient practice, to resolve existential issues, early childhood trauma and shock.




I acknowledge the privilege it is to reside and practice here on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and I acknowledge the tragic and unresolved legacies of oppression and annihilation that exist here. I remain committed to working compassionately towards reconciliation and collective recovery from racial segregation, dominant and polarizing cultural norms, practices, systems, and values.







 ·         Heart Centred Therapies @ The Wellness Institute, Washington, USA


by Diane Zimberoff, LMFT + David Hartman, LCSW


Download: What are Heart-Centred Therapies by Zimberoff and Hartman


·         Systemic Family Constellations


@ Coastal Constellations, Duncan, BC with Jan Hull, BEd, JIBC and


@ Family Constellations West, Bellingham, WA with Lisa Iversen, MSW, LCSW


·         The Way of Council @ The Ojai Foundation, California, USA


with Lori Austein, J.D., C.C.T., C.C.H.T


·         Compassionate/Non-Violent Communication


by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD


·         Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families


12-Step program addressing traumatic childhood losses, neglect, and abuse. Download: An introduction to this work translated by Jude Wong.


·         Codependents Anonymous


12-Step program addressing healthy relationship with self and others.


·         Canadian Professional Counsellors Association


Professional regulation, certification, and code of ethics.


·         Kelowna College of Professional Counselling


Acclaimed training program in Professional Counselling and Applied Psychology