A Personal Note
At Clarity Quest Counselling you are assured of having a voice in an environment where there is no threat of judgment. The goal is to help you through the exploration and focus on the areas in your life that are causing you difficulties. Through the counselling process you will begin to gain insights and awareness on how to start making positive changes in your life so you can begin to live your life more fully and happily. You are the one walking your journey and you are the one who can best decide where that journey will take you. My job is to support you in your decisions and through the changes you decide to make. You have the resources and strengths within you to live the life you wish to have. Together we can pinpoint your strengths, bring you abilities to light, and I will walk with you as you make significant and positive changes in your life. Each time a client invites me into their private world and shares their heart with me I am honored and privileged to uphold their trust.
Bonnie is a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association and the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists. She is a Registered Professional Counsellor and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Bonnie has extensive experience in working with disadvantaged populations including the homeless and multicultural groups, low-income and single parents, working with the sick, terminally ill and grieving persons and families, and working with youth. She has twenty-five years of experience working and serving on boards and committees in both elected and volunteer positions both in community and other local orginizations. She has held varying positions in a variety of different outreach and social-justice orginizations.
Bonnie values personal growth and loving relationships and views all people as striving to do their best in their own unique situations on thier own individual journey through this life. She meets each person with the values of respect, concern, openness and acceptance. By offering a confidential, supportive, safe and nurturing space she can help you to discover your own strengths, realities and potentials. She understands that counselling is a deeply personal experience and it is often when we come to crossroads in our life, or when we are depleted emotionally, that we seek help and understanding. By offering a comfortable and inviting atmosphere she offers you the chance to seek your answers and solutions at your own pace and your own time.
Bonnie has had personal experience with loving and living with someone who has substance use issues. Her struggles with finding someone, anyone, who could help her through the significant and life-altering affects of this experience have given her a determination to help all who are struggling to make sense of difficult life situations. Her loved one's struggles deeply affected her in all aspects of her life. These personal first-hand experiences have empowered her to be empathetic, understanding, and insightful of all the issues that surround finding clarity, balance and answers .
Bonnie also has a deep and abiding belief in the sacredness of walking with someone who is experiencing confusion, heart ache, bewilderment, grief or personal and relationship crisis. Your individual journey is personal, unique and often difficult and unsure: the value of having someone who empathizes and is willing to walk this path with you cannot be under-estimated. Bonnie is here to offer compassion, empathy, understanding and support to those struggling with or anticipating these difficult and often unexpected experiences.
In her free time she can be found spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, digging in her gardens, playing her harp, taking long walks or travelling the world.