About Kim Boivin
I offer a compassionate and grounded approach with real solutions to help promote the positive change I know you’re longing for in your life.
I work with a variety of people across many walks of life.
I practice in a way that is safe, knowledgeable, direct, and intuitive.
I welcome the ethnic, cultural, sexual, religious/spiritual diversity of the people I work with.
My work is informed not only through my extensive training and experience but also through the wisdom of my own life experience. I believe I’m able to offer better service to people I work with because I know what it feels like to be a client. In other words, I’m not just working from a textbook.
Before working as a Counsellor/Therapist in private practice, I worked for many years with people with developmental challenges, acquired brain injuries, and youth at risk. I also worked on child protection cases, often times supporting parents to make their lives safe and stable to be able to keep their family together.
I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified EMDR therapist. I completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at UVic and my Undergraduate degree is in Cultural Anthropology. I have also been trained as a Safe Teen Assertiveness Facilitator.
I also apply my training in these amazing research-based approaches to working with couples: Gottman Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
I launched Positive Change Counselling in Vancouver in 2006 and it’s been growing ever since!
Check out my less than 1 minute video introduction . . .
- I am a Registered Member of the BCACC: www.bc-counsellors.org/
- If relevant, I include EMDR in my work with clients. Learn more about it here: www.emdrcanada.org/
- When working with couples, I include research-based approaches such as the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (which is based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson): www.gottman.com/http://www.drsuejohnson.com
- Many people benefit from training in Nonviolent Communication and I include it in my work often: http://www.cnvc.org/
- Mindfulness is also part of my practice: www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/11/18/f-mindfulmeditation.html I recommend the following book on Mindfulness: Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
- If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), it really helps to know you are. Then, through the counselling process, you can learn how to thrive as a HSP. Check out this link for more information: http://hsperson.