čɛčɛhaθɛč, ?imash ?imash. My name is Simone Compton, my ancestry comes from the K’ómoks and Shíshálh Nations and a mix of European descent.
Welcome to our traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks Nation; I am grateful we can all enjoy the abundance and beauty of these lands in a good way. ʔimot. I hope we can work together to learn, grow, and heal together.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Master in Counselling. My experience is working with post-secondary students from all walks of life ranging from 18 – 60 years as well as Indigenous students where I provide psycho-education, individual counselling, and group counselling to my practice.
My practice is from a Two-Eyed Seeing Framework; this approach is to use both western modalities while incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Within this framework, I also include pieces of Aboriginal Oriented-Focused, Satir Model, Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Somatic experiencing, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This allows me to provide a culturally safe space for us to work together.
I work from a Two-Eyed Seeing Framework that is based on both western modalities and culturally responsive holistic approaches:
- Aboriginal Oriented Focused Therapy
- Satir Model
- Mindfulness (Indigenous and Western practices)
- Somatic Experiencing
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Elders and Knowledge Keepers teachings
- Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being
- Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) – Membership number: 10005580
- Master of Counselling – Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
- Supported the University of Victoria Counselling Services as a practicum student completing 150 hours of clinical counselling for Canadian Certified Counsellor requirements. Provided university students aged 18-60 mental health services through psycho-education, individual counselling, and group counselling
- Bachelor of Science; Major in Psychology, Minor in Indigenous Studies – University of Victoria