Whatever has brought you here, I hope you find something helpful.
My approach to counselling prioritizes what is important and meaningful to each individual I work with. I help people with issues such as: anxiety, insomnia, traumatic experiences and loss, relationship issues, depression, chronic pain, and managing stress.
My passion for learning and desire to be of real help has led me to gain expertise in a variety of therapeutic approaches which I integrate in a way that works for YOU.
I love working with people to develop their own internal resources, gain new skills, develop curiosity, insight and clarity, and explore new ways of seeing and being at times of difficulty and transition in their lives.
I'm honoured be here to support you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
Words to inspire and ponder...
"As long as we're breathing there is more right with us than wrong with us, no matter what we are facing" ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
"Focusing will enable you to find and change where your life is stuck, cramped, hemmed in, slowed down. And it will enable you to change– to live from a deeper place than just your thoughts and feelings." ~ Psychologist, Eugene Gendlin, developer and author of Focusing
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker
I’m Julie Giroux, M.Ed., RCC, a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Victoria, British Columbia. Since 1993, I have worked in a variety of social service and health care roles providing specialized services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with both my Occupational Therapy and Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy degrees. I have also completed the multi-year teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
In recent years I have specialized my clinical practice in helping individuals heal from a wide range of traumatic experiences, chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and insomnia. I help people get in touch with what matters most to them and develop more fulfilling and satisfying lives. I have in-depth training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR (specifically: Attachment-Focused EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy and Focusing. Above all, I take an individualized approach to everyone I work with.
I truly care about my clients’ well-being and am committed to providing the most attuned, effective counselling services for their needs. Get in touch with me today to schedule a complimentary 15-minute Introductory Consultation to see if we might be a good fit to work together.
SERVICES I OFFER
Clinical Counselling & Mindfulness Training
By secure video or phone. $130/hour.
In-person session at The Vitality Clinic. $145/hour.
WALK & TALK COUNSELLING
Counselling sessions where we meet outdoors to walk and talk at your pace. $130 to $190/hour.
FREE 15-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY SESSION
Book a secure video or phone call to help you decide if we might be a good fit to work together. FREE.
EMDR THERAPY FOR TRAUMA, PHOBIAS, AND ANXIETY.
EMDR therapy sessions typically require 1.5 hours. $190.
MINDFULNESS TRAINING - GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL
I am a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and can offer both group and individual formats for mindfulness training for stress reduction and overall well-being. COST VARIES.
Contact me today to learn more and book a session.
THE VITALITY CLINIC
627 Brookside Road, Suite 103, Colwood, BC, Canada
Sessions also available by:
online video or phone
& "walk-and-talk" in outdoor locations in the greater Victoria area