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Pauline Goh

Awakening Essence – Counsellor in Nanaimo, BC

Body-based psychotherapy • Psycho-spiritual integration • Focusing-oriented therapy • Music-integrated therapy Mindfulness practice

Pauline Goh, MA, RCC, FOT, provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy out of a homey and convenient office location in the Old City Quarter, as well as via Zoom/video counseling. For regular clients, she also offers the option of walk-and-talk therapy in Nanaimo — on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the Snuneymuxw.

Even the darkest and sometimes disowned parts of ourselves can guide us towards healing and transformation. From core wounding in early development to trauma in adult life, our past experiences can imprint on us in ways that make it difficult to manage the day-to-day business of our jobs, family, and relationships.

As a certified focusing-oriented therapist, Pauline taps into our implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in the body to deepen our awareness and consciousness — whole-brain approaches in clinical practice that use empathy, emotion, attachment theory and relational aspects in psychotherapy. Furthermore, she holds an expansive container for the work, to support the search for higher meanings and experiences in life.

The search for wholeness arises out of a hunger that is inherent in all human beings, regardless of cultural, sexual or spiritual orientation. Pauline believes that each person is essentially whole, and, therefore, has tremendous capacity to actualize to their fullest potential.

As we acknowledge and make room for parts of ourselves which may have been buried, disallowed, or unprocessed, we can experience a shifting and a flowing. As we re-integrate all these parts, new meaning arrives. We can begin to accept ourselves fully, and become empowered to make choices and decisions that work towards our best interests.

To wake up in the morning alive with presence and possibility, to have authentic and fulfilling relationships, to be able to communicate and to express ourselves in creative and imaginative ways – these are the things that can be manifested in our lives.

For a free 15 minute phone consultation, please call Pauline on 778 441-5150 or connect via email through this Contact page.

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