M.A., R.C.C.

Erin Edwards is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a strong background of over 10 years of working with youth, individuals and families.

She completed her MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, BC, and is registered with the BCACC as a Registered Clinical Counseller (RCC). She is also a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC). She is certified in the FRIENDS For Life child and youth anxiety treatment method, is a certified Adlerian Parent Educator and STEP parenting group facilitator, and has received training in parent-teen mediation. In addition, Erin has completed training in Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), and works with clients on single incident, as well as chronic, trauma. In relation, she is registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) to provide services to victims of crime, and also takes ICBC clients.

She has extensive experience working with well-established counselling and family services agencies, and in private practice as well, as an associate therapist at the Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group in Ottawa, and founding partner with Platinum Counselling Group. Reflecting her passion for healthy individual and family development, Erin also offers various psychoeducational parenting support, workshops and courses on an on-going basis. Committed to education and counsellor development, Erin has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Adler University’s Master’s of Counselling Psychology program.

Along with counselling and psychotherapy, Erin also offers workshops on a variety of parenting topics. She can be reached via email or phone for additional information.

Erin is a Crime Victim Services Program (CVAP) designated counsellor. If you have been approved for that program by the provincial government please contact her to discuss your specific situation.

My Counselling Approaches

In working with youth, adult, couples and family clients, Erin embraces the Adlerian concepts of valuing uniqueness of individuals, encouragement, and early life experiences, while believing what Alfred Adler said, “everything can also be different.” Believing in people and families ability to make what they feel are positive changes for their lives, she uses an Adlerian approach as her psychotherapeutic foundation, which offers a holistic consideration of life in valuing the work, social, intimacy, self and spiritual aspects of our being human. She also integrates various other therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness, metaphor and cognitive-behavioural methods, based on individual client needs.