My name is Miranda Collins, and I am a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association, and an accredited life coach.
I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment to help you on your journey of self-discovery, healing and growth. This space helps my clients to express themselves and become empowered to make the changes that they want to see in their life. I work from a trauma-informed perspective with several different therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapies, Attachment Theory and Somatic Therapy.
Each person is the expert in their own life, and I use this client-centered approach in my counselling and coaching sessions, and I work collaboratively with my clients on their therapeutic goals and at their pace. My role is to provide you with the right support, to offer new perspectives and tools, to help guide you on your own journey of healing. As an accredited life coach, I offer support to help you with developing and achieving goals that are aligned with your personal values.
My personal and professional values are interconnected, and they include: integrity, compassion, connection, growth and authenticity.
If you are looking for support to work through some of your past or current challenges, to feel better or work on some of the negative patterns that are no longer serving you, I offer counselling and coaching services to help.
I welcome you to connect with me for a free consultation to discuss your goals and see if I might be a good fit for you. I look forward to hearing your story.
From a very early age, I knew that I wanted to work in a helping profession.
I always had a passion for learning about people and supporting them. As a young adult, I majored in Sociology in University. Although I wasn’t quite clear on what career direction I wanted to take at the time, above all, I knew it involved helping others who are struggling. My experience in human services began by working with youth in various roles. For instance, I worked as a Behavioural Interventionist, a Life Skills Worker and an Educational Assistant. Several years later, after focusing on caring for my two children and after going through some of my own personal challenges, I had a calling to return to school to pursue a career as a counsellor. As a result, my family and I packed up and moved South. I completed my Professional Counselling Diploma and Life Coach Diploma at Rhodes Wellness College in Vancouver, BC. This was a tremendous experience of education, clinical experience and growth, both professionally and personally.
I have since returned to the Peace Region, where I have a private practice in Fort St. John, BC. I have a special focus on supporting individuals that are struggling with low self-worth, anxiety, and depression. In addition, I often work with people who are experiencing life transitions and loss.
Life hasn’t always been easy for me, I have faced some significant challenges. I know how overwhelming, painful and even hopeless life can feel sometimes. I have also reached out for professional support myself. From there, I have learned how to sit with and process the pain and work through the issues I was experiencing. Because of this, I know that freedom and growth is possible.
I thoroughly believe in the impact of counselling and coaching, as I have witnessed and personally experienced the profound positive effects.
I am honoured to walk along side my clients on their healing journey. Working on developing understanding and self-awareness, healing wounds from the past, and addressing unhelpful behaviour and patterns. Oftentimes, this also involves learning how to identify and communicate emotions, needs and boundaries, as well as making space for self-compassion. These are all parts of the journey. It takes courage getting started, and I would be happy to support you along the way.