Counselling service in Courtenay offers unique therapy

Counsellor and creative arts therapist Kazimea Sokil has extended the office hours for Creative Insight Counselling in Courtenay.

Kazimea Sokil is a counsellor and creative arts therapist.

Kazimea Sokil is a counsellor and creative arts therapist.

Counsellor and creative arts therapist Kazimea Sokil has extended the office hours for Creative Insight Counselling in Courtenay.

Her cozy office at the train station offers daytime and evening appointments throughout the week. She is also opening a part-time practice in Campbell River, where she shares office space with Lisa Marie Gruger at the Georgia Quay complex.

Sokil has been offering general counselling for five years. She is a B.C. Registered Clinical Counsellor, and works for several Employee & Family Assistance Plans. Her specialties include life transitions and self-directed change, grief and loss, separation and divorce, anxiety, parenting issues, disability issues, and dealing with difficult people.

Creative Insight Counselling invites youth and adults to explore their strengths and options, and to nurture their capacity for change, curiosity and compassion.

“My goal is to support your ability to make choices that honour yourself,” Sokil said.

However, Creative Insight offers a service beyond talk therapy. It uses the power of image and creative process to help identify options, to express feelings fully, and to explore and practice new ways of being. In particular, children, youth and people with disabilities gain from opportunities for non-verbal communication this type of therapy provides. Others who naturally express themselves through image, music or movement also benefit.

“Everyone has a different approach to creativity,” says Kazimea.

You can bring music, dreams, stories, or images as starting points for sessions. We can use role-play, story-telling, journalling, music or artwork to look at issues as they come up. We will work within the metaphor that you establish, exploring strengths, obstacles and new ways forward.

“You bring yourself, your creative interests, your stories and metaphors. My role is to help find a way you can use all these to explore and express yourself, find insight and make desired changes.”

Visit www.creativeinsightcounselling.ca or contact Sokil at kazimeasokil@gmail.com or 250-650-3738.

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