Registered Professional Counsellor
Candace Kirby, Registered Professional Counsellor

"Far beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there."
~ Rumi

Registered Professional Counsellor

About Candace Kirby

“Sanctuary for the Heart” was born out of my own desire to experience freedom in this lifetime and to support others to do the same. It has become very clear to me that personal transformation work is our most valuable offering to the world. We can change our world but we must do it from the inside out. It really is the only way. Located in Chemainus, I became a Counsellor with an outreach to many communities on Vancouver Island at a young age and have since branched out to include varied and diverse ways of supporting people on their personal healing and spiritual journeys.

I have been providing counselling and support in various capacities for over 30 years. My training includes a Diploma of Counselling Practice, Hospice and Crisis Line support, Parents in Crisis training, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, The Work of Byron Katie, Peter Levine Healing Trauma and The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying. I have over 20 years experience facilitating groups and teaching meditation and self-awareness workshops. I have worked directly with Gary Zukav and an organization called, Genesis: The Foundation for the Universal Human where I co-created and facilitated several programs based on Gary's bestseller, "The Seat of the Soul".

Along with a private practice I also facilitate several groups each year including: Presence and Self-Compassion Practice, Awakening the Heart, The Art of Communion and Love Made Real.

I have had the honor of being coached and mentored by many great teachers of whom I am eternally grateful, but the greatest teacher of all has been Life itself. I know that whatever is happening in my life is an opportunity for liberation. No exceptions. This is the miracle and the invitation of our lifetime. Absolute freedom. Wherever you're at you're on the right path. It has been my experience that there is nothing that cannot be transformed when met with Presence and Compassionate attention. Even the most hardened aspects of our personalities will soften and yield to something far greater when met with kindness and compassion. It is my privilege to sit with people this way and experience the miracle of transformation.

   Candace Kirby