About Sue

Sue A. Genest

BA (1st class 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 – Virtual & In Person Trainings
  • Hakomi Body Psychotherapy program graduate
  • 33+ years in mental health field
  • 19 years EMDR
  • 10 years of EMDR online with clients
  • 18+ years Somatic Therapist

Sue Genest graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA (1st Class 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 been part of the EMDR community and involved in trainings for 19 years. She has over 33 years of experience working in the mental health field and 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 teaches EMDR Basic and Advanced trainings as well as providing EMDR Consultation. She 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, Indigenous teachings (with Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Peruvian, and Mexican Elders), 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.

Joining Sue’s Team is Sable, a Havanese pup who loves everybody.

Life Journeys Counselling – Philosophy and Mission


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.


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.

“Sue is a gifted trainer, welcoming, warm, assertive, and funny with great passion and energy. She’s great at connecting the dots.” EMDR Basic Trainee

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