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About Beverly

Beverly Bouma BA MA MACP(Q)

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My professional life has varied from working in the hospitals, military, abilities management, and the criminal justice system. I am grateful for the opportunity to integrate wisdom from these spaces with counselling skills to help others overcome adversity and live fulfilling lives.

As a queer woman with lived experience in alternate relationships and familial arrangements, I seek to bring an inclusive, anti-oppressive and social justice lens to my practice. As a yoga instructor and practitioner, I bring a holistic and mindful approach to my work.

My education consists of a Diploma in Criminology, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology with minors in Criminology and Religious Studies, and a Master of Arts in Sociology. I am presently in the practicum portion of a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

My primary areas of focus include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, sexuality/gender identity, major life transitions, trauma, workplace stress, relationships/interpersonal issues, separation/divorce, self-image and identity, self-esteem, and existential and spiritual issues.

Beverly's Approach

My approach begins with a safe, caring environment in which clients can be their most authentic selves.

I am inspired by various therapies including psychodynamic, emotions-focused, mindfulness/self-compassion, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, solutions-focused, and narrative therapy. Together we will find the approach and practices that work best for you.

I believe every person can heal, adapt, and grow into their full potential. Having a guide to this important work can accelerate the process and open up new ways of being. I will help you leverage your skills and strength, and find new insights and tools that benefit your present and future self. You do not have to find your way alone.

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