Lindy van der Burg

Lindy van der Burg (she/her) is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2755) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.

As a counsellor I will help you learn how to express your thoughts and feelings in a healthy way, cope with your emotions and adjust to life challenges or crisis. Replacing negative beliefs with positive ones can help you gain a sense of satisfaction and control in your life as you set realistic goals for yourself.

Areas of counselling expertise

  • Mental and Physical Health (anxiety, depression, mental/emotional effects of chronic pain/illness and trauma held in the body)
  • Personal Empowerment (assertiveness for women, healing chronic shame)
  • Healthy Relationships (conflict resolution, codependence)
  • Life transitions (mid-life, grief and loss, separation, career change)

Therapy modalities Lindy uses in her counselling practice

Psychodynamic – bringing unconscious material into the conscious

Humanistic – assumes that everyone has an innate capacity to grow emotionally and psychologically towards the goals of self-actualization and personal fulfilment

Client-Centered – the client (and not the counsellor) is the expert on their own thoughts, feelings, experiences and problems

Behavioral – behavior is learned and can therefore be unlearned. Problems which respond well to this type of therapy include phobias, anxiety attacks and eating disorders

  • Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling
  • Trauma informed approach
  • Bowen Family Systems
  • Art therapy, Somatic and Mindfulness interventions

With support and guidance, you will find, build and expand on your inner strengths and resources to create a more balanced life and a healthier state of mind.

Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor

I deeply appreciate the unique qualities and strengths that make you who you are, and I firmly believe in your natural ability to heal. My friends and loved ones describe me as calm, down-to-earth, and always available to lend a compassionate ear. I approach your concerns with an open mind and a caring heart. Together, we can navigate the challenges you face and incite positive growth in your life.

Education and professional development

  • Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling (Clearmind International Institute)
  • Practitioners Training Teaching Assistant (Clearmind International Institute)
  • Facilitator – Conscious Connected Breathwork (Robin Clements)
  • Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour (Colleen Felgate)
  • Therapeutic Massage (WSMSS)
  • Holistic Medicine (South Pacific College of Natural Therapeutics)
  • Voice Body Connection (Elissa Weinzimmer)
  • Working Therapeutically with people with Eating Disorders (Harriet Parsons)
  • Art Therapy Interventions for Anxiety, Eating Disorders and Addictions (Pamela Hayes)
  • Healing Trauma (Peter Levine)
  • Helping Clients Undo Patterns of Pleasing and Appeasing (NICABM)
  • Working with Shame and Anger in Psychotherapy (Dr. Leslie Greenberg)
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Ongoing areas of study: Trauma Healing – A Somatic Approach, Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, Inherited Family Trauma

Lindy van der Burg, RTC

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