About Sue

Sue A. Genest

BA (Honours), MSc in Counselling Psychology, CCC. RCC

  • BCACC Registered Clinical Counsellor #14038
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor #6906
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA approved Consultant
  • EMDR Training Provider
  • Hakomi Body Psychotherapy program graduate

Sue Genest graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA (Honours) and an MSc in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor and has been practicing since 2006, and as a counsellor, in varying capacities, since 1993. She has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare as a crisis and career counsellor, disability care provider, health educator, researcher in the area of mental health, and University and Private instructor.

Currently, Sue works in private practice with womyn, men, adults, adolescents, children and couples. She works with individuals and groups in the areas of trauma (e.g. childhood trauma, abuse, car accidents) PTSD, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, personal and professional development, self esteem, and addictions.

Her work is founded on the principles of non-violence, mindfulness, organicity, wholeness and unity. She incorporates Hakomi, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), Imagery, Aboriginal teachings, Eastern Teachings, and many other modalities into her work.

Sue is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and facilitates and teaches EMDR trainings. She teaches Advanced EMDR trainings that allow therapists to advance their skills, develop on a personal level, and gain a greater understanding of working with complex trauma.

Over the years, Sue has won numerous awards for her academic work and taught several classes (counselling skills, lifespan development, mind/body/spirit medicine, qualitative research and sexuality) at the University of Calgary. She has published articles and done presentations in the areas of holistic healing, pediatrics, qualitative research, sexuality and career counselling.

Life Journeys Counselling – Philosophy and Mission

Philosophy

Lasting change happens when we are allowed to process “stuck” areas so that we can move into experiencing positive beliefs about ourselves, which leads to new ways of being. From this place of true self, you will experience yourself as fully alive and have access to the joy, awareness, and wholeness that have always been inherently yours.

Mission

Life Journeys Counselling is committed to providing gentle, effective and compassionate counselling, and training, that incorporates a wide range of modalities to enable individuals, whether personally or professionally, to create and sustain joyful, passionate, meaningful lives.

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