Synergia counsellors belong to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). As a client this means that your counsellor:
- holds at least a Master’s level of education
- has professional insurance
- is accountable to a set of ethical principles and codes of conduct and
- receives on-going education to ensure continuing competency
In addition to the above, we voluntarily receive on-going clinical supervision or case consultation to ensure that we are providing the best possible service and care.
Sarah Flynn, MA, MREM, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Sarah has over twenty years of experience providing counselling services to individuals, couples and families. She specializes in issues related to attachment ( ie., couples and relationship attachment issues, matters between children and parents or caregivers), dissociative tendencies and disorders, families undergoing transitions such as separation and divorce and assisting those with loved ones who suffer from mental illness.
Sarah has counselling and therapy experience in the following areas;
- panic attacks
- grief and loss
- addictions and compulsions
- personality disorders
Sarah’s approach is gentle, but firm. She believes that growth and change can be facilitated by the presence of a professional, compassionate witness who encourages thoughtfulness reflection and insight, recognizes opportunities for on-going development and provides an experience of being genuinely known and accepted.
Basing her approach on the particular needs of each individual, couple or family, Sarah draws from a variety of cousnelling frameworks including;
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems Theory
- Attachment Theory
- Trauma-Informed Theory
- Psycho-Dynamic Approaches