Synergia counsellors belong to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and have Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) status. Because of this status, our fees may be covered by your extended benefits plan.
This also 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
In addition to the above, we voluntarily receive on-going clinical supervision and regularly participate in advanced training 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 relationships ( ie., romantic relationships and relationships between caregivers and children), trauma related issues such as dissociative tendencies, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD), sexual addiction, families undergoing transitions such as separation and divorce and assisting those with loved ones who suffer from mental illness.
Sarah also has extensive counselling and therapy experience in the following areas;
- panic attacks
- grief and loss
- addictions and compulsions
- personality disorders
- childhood neglect/abuse
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 without judgement.
Basing her approach on the particular needs of each individual, couple or family, Sarah draws from a variety of counselling frameworks including;
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems Theory
- Attachment Theory
- Trauma-Informed Theory
- Interpersonal Neurological Approaches
- Eastern Psychological Approaches
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)