About

Sally Halliday, Registered Clinical Counsellor, has a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and many years of practical counselling experience. She works with individuals and couples who are facing issues with relationships, life transitions, and careers to facilitate desired changes the result in a more meaningful and fulfilled life.

Sally believes that with commitment, willingness and action—change is possible. Her personal mission is to create, learn and grow by exploring new ideas and connecting with the changing world with authenticity, curiosity and generosity.

The fundamental basis of Sally's work is to create an honest connection and positive relationship in order to build a space of trust. Professional, accepting, competent, warm and genuine—these are the values and principles that form the work with others.

Sally empowers her clients to develop insight, build skills, solve problems, and change behavior in constructive ways. As people become more aware of limiting thoughts, emotions and actions—change emerges.

Learning, growing and exploring are key values that have Sally updating her training and professional development in order to stay current and relevant in her practice. Some of the courses she's taken include:

  • M.A. in Counselling Psychology : adult focus with additional courses in family systems, cross-cultural concerns and career development
  • E.M.D.R. Levels 1 and 2: Trauma repair taught by Dr. Marshal Wilensky
  • Therapeutic Enactment (Psychodrama) for trauma repair, grief and loss
  • New Advances in Trauma Treatment, presented by Dr. John Briere
  • Satir Level 1: Family systems training, taught by Dr. John Banmen & Kathey Maki-Banmen
  • Gottman Method Marital Therapy
  • Connecting the Body & Mind in Therapy, presented by Dr. Ian MacNaughton
  • Bowen's Family Systems: application to families and family businesses
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certification, Level 1
  • Applying MBTI to Conflict Resolution
  • Asserting Yourself Through Conflict
  • Miller's Brief Therapy and Substance Abuse
  • O'Hanlon's Brief Narrative Therapy: Theory and Techniques
  • Therapeutic Enactment / Advanced Group Process: group work in repairing trauma and loss for Palliative Care professionals
  • Bridging the Gap: B.C. Assn. of Counsellors of Abusive Men Conference
  • Working with Abusive Men from a Multi-cultural Perspective
  • Psychology in the Workplace: B.C. Psychological Association Conference
  • Creative Ageing Conference: Group Leader of Life Review groups
  • Widowed Journey: training for group leaders to facilitate 8-week grief groups for young widows (subsequently facilitated several groups)
  • Telephone Counselling for Depression: a research-based method of counselling

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