Candace Kirby

Trauma Therapist

I look forward to joining you in unravelling the beauty and mystery that is you.

Candace’s Approach

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.

Education & Training

  • VCCT Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
  • Diploma of Counselling Practice including 2 year internship
  • Engaging and Empowering Aboriginal Youth Training
  • Child Abuse Prevention Program and Training
  • Grief and Bereavement Support Training
  • Family Systems Training
  • “Within the Circle” Training
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)
  • Non Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Therapeutic methods training
  • Family of Origin training
  • Peter Levine – Healing Trauma
  • Hospice and End of Life Support
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying
  • Byron Katie – The School for the Work
  • Irene Lyon – Nervous System Tune Up
  • Irene Lyon – Smart Body Smart Mind
  • Deb Dana – The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
  • Gabor Mate – Compassionate Inquiry
  • Thomas Hubl – Conscious Healing Course for Therapists, Coaches and Health Practitioners
  • Organic Intelligence – The End of Trauma Course, PTSD: Post Trauma Systems Development and the OI Coaching Certification Program with Steven Hoskinson

Free Consultation for Private Sessions

Candace is happy to provide a free 20-minute telephone or Zoom introduction to see if there would be a good fit to work together.

Upcoming Events

Candace enjoys spending time with family and friends, meditation, gardening, music, being in nature, writing poetry, cooking, laughing with her grandchildren, the West Coast, walks with Maisie, the sound of birds in the morning and falling asleep to the familiar soothing sounds of traffic at night.

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