Monica Kingsbury registered clinical counsellor counselor EMDR Somatic Experiencing


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"My intention is to support individuals toward living full and meaningful lives. By bringing present moment awareness to our breath and the sensations of the body we can rediscover our natural capacity for healing."


Monica Kingsbury is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in the James Bay area of Victoria, British Columbia.

She holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria (1991) and has extensive ongoing training in areas that include:

  • The Satir Model of Marital & Family Therapy
  • Certificate in Conflict Resolution - Justice Institute
  • Psychodrama and Expressive Therapies Training
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Certified Sexual Abuse/Trauma Intervention
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Somatic Transformation Practitioner & Training Facilitator

Monica's original clinical training was in humanistic and existential psychotherapy. Her practice has evolved over the years toward a body-mind approach, integrating Mindfulness based meditation and stress reduction, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and guided imagery.

Using warmth, deep listening, and gentle enquiry, Monica creates a safe and nurturing environment for clients to explore issues ranging from traumatic experiences to stressful events in daily life.

Common client concerns include: anxiety/panic; depression; trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); grief; illness; injury; abuse; motor vehicle accident; body image and health.

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