Chelsea has a focus on supporting grieving children and families through the illness and the death of someone close to them. She believes that caring and informed counselling support can help people process this difficult experience in ways that can lead to a healthy relationship with death and deepen family and community connections. Her passion is enabling parents to become grief facilitators within their families by offering a compassionate ear, education, encouragement, and skill development. Chelsea brings a heart-centred, collaborative, and strength-based approach to counselling, drawing from meaning-centred therapies, narrative, dignity therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, creative approaches, and nature-based rituals for grief and bereavement. She is committed to building her cultural humility through continuing education and reflection and strives to create counselling experiences that honor everyone’s diversity, and including supporting folks who are Two Spirit LGBTQIA+.
Chelsea lives in Victoria with her two children where she loves to watch baking shows with her family, though her own recipes don’t usually turn out as well as the ones on tv!
Ages or Specific groups of clients: Children, youth, adults, people facing a life-limiting illness, and those grieving the death of someone in their life.
Group, Family, couple, or individuals: Individuals and Groups
Specializations: Grief and loss, anticipatory grief counselling, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) preparation and grief bereavement.