Devon Roy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC (#15247) with a Masters of Education in Counselling.
I am deeply grateful to be able to have made a career in counselling. There seems no better privilege in life than to be granted the ability to listen to people’s stories and learn from their own unique strengths and abilities to journey through life.
My goal is to help support the client reach their goals. I have both clinical experience and clinical interest in relationship issues and interpersonal conflicts, anxiety, mood-management, work-life balance, boundaries, self-esteem and grief. I strive to create a safe and validating environment that allows clients to explore and have a deeper understanding of themselves, cultivate coping skills and to create the positive changes they desire.
Area of counselling expertise
Devon has ten years of experience working with adults both in individual and couples therapy and specializes in trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, personal growth, and self-esteem.
Therapy modalities Devon uses in her counselling practice
As an individual counsellor, I use a blend of techniques from Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused and Solution-Focused Therapy that fits the unique wants and needs of my clients. Through therapy, the client and I are able to explore narratives that impact their life, both positively and negatively, and discover new insights and directions.
As a couples’ counsellor, I draw heavily from Emotion-Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method. I will create a safe space for couples to explore the more difficult parts of themselves and the relationship. Through therapy, the couple will gain tools and skills that will improve communication and foster a better understanding of each other and the relationship.
Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor
I am open-minded, curious and truly believe in the strength of the individuals who sit in front of me. I believe it is this unconditional positive regard mixed with my genuine curiosity that allows for a safe space for clients to explore a deeper understanding of themselves and create futures that align with their wants and needs.
Education and professional development
- Bachelors of Science in Psychology
- Masters of Education in Counselling
- Suicide Intervention (Assist) (2017)
- Core Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training (2017)
- Motivational Interviewing (2019)
- Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy (2020)
- Trauma Informed Practice Training, 2013
- Indigenous Cultural Competency Training, 2013