About Rebecca

Rebecca Fairweather, MA, RCC

I have ​had a diverse career working with children, youth, families, and adults across Vancouver Island since 2008. I have provided clinical counselling for children, youth, adults and families in a wide range of settings. I have worked for non- profit agencies, private organizations, and government agencies.  

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 trauma, attachment, cultural safety, and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

I believe that everyone deserves caring support and meaningful connections. I value the gifts and strengths you bring to our time together. My commitment to you is a supportive, curious, strength-based approach that helps you to find your own answers on your healing journey.

Education

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

Professional training

  • Bringing the Body into Practice: Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy (Dr. Lisa Mortimore) – Two-year program, in progress
  • 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)
  • SanyasIndigenous 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