About Sandy Maclean
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with individuals and couples in Nelson BC and online. My areas of expertise include repairing and strengthening relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders and coping with chronic pain. I have been in practice for over 10 years and draw from a variety of modalities in my work. As your therapist, I will offer you a trusting and non-judgmental atmosphere, help you discover what is strong and resilient in you, and help you make lasting changes you want to see.
My approach is client-centered with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Somatic Experiencing (SE) EMDR (eye movement desensitization) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. In CBT we change how we feel by shifting unhelpful thinking, beliefs and behaviours. Somatic Experiencing and EMDR are a body awareness approach to relieve the physical, emotional and physiological effects of trauma and stress.
In couples therapy, we will start with getting a clear picture of the positive qualities of your connection as well as the patterns that are interfering. We will identify specific things that each person can change so that your relationship can last and be resilient to life's inevitable pressures.