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Margaret Bird

Counsellor

CCPA # 10002395

RCC#  1614

Certified Play Therapist # 665

EMDR Therapist

Somatic Psychotherapist

Expressive Therapist

Virtual Only

My name is Margaret Bird.
I am trained in expressive therapies, somatic experiencing and EMDR. I am a registered clinical counsellor with the B.C.A.C.C., a certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a certified play therapist with C.P.T.A..

I specialize in trauma, grief, ADHD, parenting issues, addictions, burnout and systemic issues in the workplace. I have worked extensively with indigenous communities, intergenerational trauma and addictions. 


As a busy professional, I understand how challenging life can be as we negotiate the many roles we play in life. Sometimes it helps to have someone listen to us, hear us, validate us, and offer new insights or coping and healing strategies. I have been in the counselling field for many years. I have engaged with
individuals in remote communities, urban agencies, a residential treatment centre, and online.


I work with men, women, children and adolescents from a client-centered, strength-based, attachment-focused, developmental, and trauma-informed perspective. I work with couples and individuals. My clients have presented with issues relating to trauma, addiction, grief and loss, parenting issues, relationship issues, and life transitions. I also work with counsellors experiencing trauma, burnout, vicarious trauma, or other systemic issues in the workplace.


When working with clients, I strive to develop a therapeutic relationship in which clients feel safe and heard. We work together to identify the goals and tasks to address in the work. 

Looking forward to connecting with you

 

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Education & Training

Doctoral Candidate: Counsellor Education and Supervision Program, Counselling, at Oregon State University


 Master of Education: University of Victoria, Counseling Psychology and Leadership 

 

Master of Education: Simon Fraser University, College of Education, Child Studies

Bachelor of Education: University of Saskatchewan, College of Education

Indigenous Certified Addictions Specialist – Level IV – Clinical Supervisor First Nations Wellness/Addictions Counsellor Certification Board 
#69


Registered Clinical Supervisor – Canadian Council of Professional
Certification Global 

 

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Foundation for Human Enrichment 


Circle of Security Parenting Program Facilitator

EMDR basic training

ADHD/Neurodiverstiy training

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