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Curtis graduated from Trinity Western University with a Master's degree in Clinical Counselling in 2017. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Curtis has obtained additional training in various counselling modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI), Existential Analysis (EA), and is Silver-endorsed clinician through First Responder Health’s program “Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists: Understanding First Responder Trauma”.
As a counsellor, Curtis works with clients dealing with a wide variety of concerns, most commonly helping people address issues of anxiety, addiction and trauma. His primary goal is to develop secure a working relationship with each client where they feel accepted no matter what they bring to counselling. This provides each client with an open space to process things that may be frightening or challenging which they may have never told anyone before. Curtis brings an experiential style of counselling to his clients, where the focus is on providing clients with not just discussions about challenges or change, but real experiences of feeling something different and seeing themselves as more capable.
Curtis believes that everyone is capable of growth and change, and often people simply need help getting barriers out of the way to begin moving themselves in the direction of a meaningful and fulfilling life. He also believes that this meaning and fulfillment can be accessed by anyone regardless of their circumstances.
Outside of Lifemark, Curtis counsels members of the community several private practices in the Fraser Valley, enjoys his time working to improve strength and athleticism in the gym, and spending days off connecting with friends and family across the lower mainland.
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one‘s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one‘s own way.”
- Viktor Frankl, Auschwitz survivor, author of Man’s Search for Meaning