About Coastal Connections
In the space of counselling, therapists can exhibit the traits and behaviours that so many of our clients are missing in their daily lives. It is through these genuine connections, and feelings of care and compassion that individuals can begin to feel worthy and cared for, capable of achieving their goals, and improving their sense of well-being. As we navigate the impacts of day to day challenges, counselling provides space and opportunity to process our thoughts and feelings, while connecting to our physical selves through deeper connections to our inner experiences and the world around us.
About Darcie Clarke
Founder, Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC)
My philosophy – I am inspired by the resiliency that can be found in people from all walks of life, and in every corner of the globe. I believe there is strength to be found in everyone, sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand, an understanding ear, and an open heart to create opportunity for individuals to find what is innately within themselves. I strongly value the therapeutic relationship and the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore and challenge themselves as they move towards a greater sense of health and wellness.
My approach – In addition to working with individuals, couples, children and youth, I am particularly passionate about providing competent support for queer and trans folks. My counselling approach is relational and integrative, most closely aligning with person-centred theoretical ideas and concepts that take into consideration the importance of using a trauma sensitive lens. I believe in the power of being present for the client, providing them with genuine care, empathy, and compassion. To meet the unique needs of each individual client, throughout the counselling process I also utilize approaches such as CBT, SFT, ACT, EFFT, mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques.
I am a cis white woman who uses the pronouns she/her.
I acknowledge with a great amount of gratitude and appreciation for my ability to live and work on the traditional and unceded territories of the LƏK̓ʷƏŊƏN (Esquimalt and Songhees) & W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) Peoples whose historical relationship with the land continues to this day.
Education and Training
Masters of Counselling Psychology
University of Lethbridge
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Distinction)
University of Lethbridge
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Areas of Support
- Life transitions
- Emotion regulation
- Grief and loss
- Self Esteem
#303 620 View Street,
Victoria, BC Canada