Candace Kirby is a somatic counsellor and spiritual mentor on Vancouver Island BC, Canada. Candace specializes in working with trauma, the nervous system and the role of trauma in spiritual awakening. Candace has lived on the West Coast for most of her life and is closely connected to the ocean, rivers, lands and traditions of the many Indigenous Communities on central Vancouver Island.
She has a Diploma of Counselling Practice from Vancouver College of Counsellor Training along with 25 years experience and continued education and training in the therapeutic field. She is also an OICC Organic Intelligence Certified Coach.
Candace’s knowledge and precision around working with trauma, the brain and nervous system have given her an insightful and nuanced approach that is rare in the therapeutic community.
Because of the gentle and compassionate nature of Candace’s personality her private sessions and programs are safe enough and slow enough for the sensitive biology of those who have experienced trauma; chronic illness, complex grief or the symptoms of Benzo withdrawal.
Candace has a quality of warmth, tenderness and stability that naturally invites settling and deep rest. The nurturing slowness and ease of her approach communicates, ‘it’s safe here”. She invites the nervous system to rest.