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Susan Guttridge, BA, MC, CCC

  • Counselor

  • Master's Counselling Psychology

  • In practice since 2005

  • On Mindstead since 2021

  • British Columbia, Canada

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About This Practitioner

I am a Master's degree Counsellor registered with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association and am also an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist. After working for 10 years in the non-profit sector, I shifted gears into private practice and opened Live Happy Counselling. My expertise is trauma therapy, which includes working with anxiety and post-traumatic, grief and traumatic loss, depression, and life transitions. 

I believe that as humans, we are capable of self-growth, healing, and experiencing happiness. I believe that the beginning of working through problems often needs to start with developing emotional coping skills (the ability to gain control over those strong emotions that come on like tidal waves and seem to hijack our rational brain). Once we develop the ability to regulate emotion, working through presenting problems becomes more tolerable, and emotional healing begins.
 

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Additional Credentials

Book Publication:

  • Calm in the Storm: A Collection of Simple Strategies You Can Use Right Now to Shift Out of Anxiety (2020)

 

Training:

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR, level 1, 2, 3 (Parnell Institute) and EMDRIA certification 
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety training, (Provincial Health Services Authority in BC)
  • Treating First Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy, Foundations for Effective Treatment (Dr. E. C. Hurley, Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc.)
  • Reducing Barriers to Support Women who Experience Violence (BC Society for Transition Houses)
  • Stopping the Violence Trauma Therapy Training (EVA BC)
  • Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth, Understanding & Change Strategies (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
  • Thought Field Therapy Training, Algorithm Level Certification
  • Stage 1 and 2 Trauma Therapy Training (EVA BC) 
  • Cyber Counselling Level 1 (University of Toronto)
  • Master Degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Calgary)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honours Psychology (Nipissing University Ontario) 

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Window of Tolerance
A Simple Check-in Strategy for Emotion Regulation
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