About Rebecca

Rebecca Fairweather, MA, RCC

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (Reg # 13178).  I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, a BA in Child and Youth Care and a diploma in First Nations Child and Youth Care. I have completed post graduate work in body-oriented trauma therapy, working with early attachment injuries, Indigenous cultural safety, OCD, and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

I work primarily with trauma healing, LGBTQIA2+ identifying folks including diverse relationships, gender identity and sexuality. I have completed trainings in working with Indigenous communities in a culturally safe, trauma informed way. I also work with anxiety/OCD, addictions, and disordered eating.

I have had a diverse career on Vancouver Island working with children, youth, and families. I have worked as a family support worker, clinical mental health therapist, Indigenous youth outreach counsellor, and addictions counsellor in residential treatment. My approach is rooted in connection, compassion, and enhancing individual strengths.

Education

  • Yorkville University – Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology 2013
  • Vancouver Island University – Child and Youth Care Degree 2011
  • Vancouver Island University – CYC First Nations Diploma 2009

Professional training

  • Bringing the Body into Practice: Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy (Dr. Lisa Mortimore) – Two-year program, completion September 2021
  • The Relational Nature of Shame: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective (Dr. Pat Ogden)
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy from a distance: Engaging the body, creating presence, and building relationship in online therapy. (Dr. Pat Ogdon)
  • Helping Clients Survive the Experience of Fear and Threat (Dr. Janina Fisher)
  • Emotion focused family therapy: Level 1 (Gail Palmer)
  • International Attachment Conference
  • CBT for anxiety (CBT connections)
  • Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma (Dr. Sarah Hubbard)
  • Paddling Together: Indigenous reconciliation (Kathi Camilleri)
  • Exploring Gender Diversity for health and human services (Trans Care BC)
  • CBT trauma focused
  • Connect Parent Group Facilitators Training (The Maples, BC Children’s Hospital)
  • Sanyas Indigenous cultural safety (PHSA)
  • Building Bridges Through Understanding: The Village (Kathi Camilleri)
  • Dissociation 101 training (Christine Forner)
  • Recognizing and responding to suicide risk (MCFD)
  • Rainbows certification
  • Parent Child Mother Goose leader certification