Kevin Parker, MA
[Note: Kevin Parker is not taking new clients. He is retiring this December.]
My interest in psychotherapy stems from a deep and abiding desire to know myself through introspection and honest inquiry and to assist others in actualizing the ability to live the most authentic life possible. My qualifications as a counsellor come not only from years of education and hands on experience in the field but from what I have gained from personal experience from the other side of the therapeutic equation; my own descent into shadow material through trauma and depression.
I have a background in spiritual emergency, and can assist with integrating mystical or religious experiences into one’s daily life. As a singer/songwriter I feel that the expressive arts can play an important role in the therapeutic process and I encourage clients to develop their creative potential free of judgement or shame.
After assessing a client’s needs, I work with appropriate therapeutic modalities which may include mindfulness practice and breath work, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) somatic tracking and guided meditation. I approach counselling from a holistic perspective looking at lifestyle, diet, exercise, and self care strategies.