Counsellor Annelisa Dey Thomas

ANNELISA DEY THOMAS

CANADIAN CERTIFIED COUNSELLOR

Welcome, my name Annelisa Dey Thomas. I am Guyanese mixed with European ancestry, and have lived in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba, before settling down here in British Columbia. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and am certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

I have been dedicated to supporting disenfranchised communities throughout my career. Retiring after 25 years in the field of public safety, I have had opportunities to support individuals through some of their most difficult days. This included helping individuals through crisis, depression, panic, toxic relationships, trauma, stress, and anger.

Through my experience, I have learned the importance of working with people in a manner that is both culturally safe and sensitive. Taking a client centered approach, I practice with the understanding that my individual clients are the experts in their own lives, and I arrive open to learning and actively participating through their unique journeys. My goal in counselling is to guide individuals through these journeys, while maintaining a safe, non-judgemental, and comfortable space to share and explore life’s challenges.

I am committed to collaboratively finding the best therapeutic approach to meet the diverse needs of my clients. Some of the modalities I commonly employ include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Self-Compassion, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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The first step to connecting with one of our counsellors is to complete our secure online intake form. The information from this form is then submitted to First Nations Health Authority for service approval. A counsellor will then connect with you and discuss your goals and begin the counselling process.