Dianne Birt

MEd., CCC   (Canadian Certified Counsellor)

My educational background includes a Master of Education in Counselling from UNB, a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Dalhousie University as well as a Diploma in Public Administration from UPEI.

I began mental health counselling in private practice part-time in 2008 while working full-time as a Career Counsellor for a local company; I have recently ventured into making it my full-time passion and work.  Prior to counselling, I worked in health education and promotion for a local not-for-profit agency, and previous to that I managed a school-age child care centre in Vancouver, BC.

My health promotion and counselling experience combined provide me with a comprehensive background for working with my clients from a more holistic perspective. Current trends in mental health and wellness recognize the mind-body connection, including practices such as mindfulness, meditation and yoga. In my practice, I combine elements of this holistic philosophy with traditional counselling methods emphasizing self-care, coping skills, and the development and maintenance of healthier ways of being. I also offer workshops for businesses and groups, and can tailor a workshop specifically to meet your needs – whether it’s stress management, work-life balance, or mental health awareness.

I hope you enjoy my blog, and if you’re in need of my services, I look forward to helping you incorporate healthier ways of being into your life.

Dianne

Fun facts about me:

I practice yoga and meditation regularly; I love to snowshoe in the winter, roller-blade, cycle and garden in the summer; I’m a health foodie and like to cook while listening to jazz; I eat dark chocolate every day; I take a dance class; I have an irrational fear of running out of guacamole; I love to travel 🙂

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