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More About Steph

I took my first international trip when I was 14 yrs old and my whole world shifted. My mind was opened to the natural beauty, cultural rituals, religions, artwork and architectural masterpieces that this whole amazing world has to offer. I truly believe that travel can not only shift our perspective, but can be an integral part of our mental health and mental peace. 

Throughout my travel and personal growth journey, I have opened to listening to my spirit guides and intuition, and with each day am discovering a new exciting piece to this spiritual connectedness. 

 

When I'm not booking travel at my day job, or counselling clients, I can be found, writing, participating in continued education, volunteering with Clearmind International, with friends trying out a new restaurant, petting good dogs out on the street, or planning my next trip!

27 countries and counting...

FAQs

What is Transpersonal Psychology?

Transpersonal Psychology might loosely be called the psychology of spirituality. It explores those areas of the human mind which search for higher meanings in life, to move beyond the limited boundaries of our ego, to access a greater capacity for wisdom, creativity, unconditional love and compassion. The relationship forged between a therapist and client is a sacred one and can be transformative, using the relationship between us to create a new experience for you, the client, in your issue/struggle. 
 

What other modalities do you use?

  • Bowen's Family Systems and Ancestral Work

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Trauma Work

  • Somatic Therapy 

  • Enactment

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Cognitive Re-framing 

  • Person Centred Therapy

  • Intuitive Therapy

  • Conscious Connected Breathing

I just started therapy, how come I feel worse?

This is actually a really common phenomenon in the early stages of therapy. Complicated issues/struggle we haven't been able to overcome on our own, because of that inability to be objective about our own lives, you will now be exploring in a deeper and more meaningful way. Often times, this is the first time we've been able to speak about an issue/struggle. The bad news? You will feel worse before you feel better. The good news? You will feel better! The more we are able to take those baby steps into our issues/struggles, the easier it gets and the more feelings around it we are able to tolerate. Growth is a muscle. It just takes repetition and commitment to build it!
 

What training have you taken?

 

  • Clearmind International 2014 - 2017

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (IATP) -  2017

  • Treating Trauma the Master Series (NCIABM) - 2019

  • The Divine Feminine (Jeff Brown) - 2019

  • Hey White Therapist; Here's Where We Start (Clearly Clinical) - 2020

  • Kink-Claiming the Trauma (Tashra) - 2020

  • The Psychobiology of Kink (Tashra) - 2020

  • Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma (PESI) - 2020

  • Culturally Responsive Care Supporting Asian and Communities of Colour (Inclusive Therapists Shop) - 2021

Ok! I'm liking what I read! How do I get started?

Check out my Services Page or you can fill in the contact form on my Contact Page, email me at stephaniegilson@outlook.com or call me at 604 616 2056 for your free 15 min consultation!

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