Sebastian Wingfield, MA, CCC (He/Him)

Owner, Lead Therapist

Adults, Youth (16+), Couples

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Professional Association/Designation:

-Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

-Canadian Certified Counsellor #10006435

 

Fee Assistance

-Offers Sliding Scale

Education

-Post-Graduate Counselling Diploma in Existential Analysis (2022)

 Viennese School of Existential Analysis & Logotherapy

-Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (2020)​

 Trinity Western University

-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Special Needs Education (2018)

 Trinity Western University

 

Primary Focus Areas

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Trauma & Abuse

-Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder

-Self-Discovery/Awareness

-Spiritual Crisis/Trauma/Deconstruction

-Grief & Ambiguous Loss

-Family Dynamics

-Couples/Relationships

-Elite Athletes/Peak Performance

Sebastian Wingfield | First Session | BC Counsellor

First Session
Sebastian Wingfield | First Session | BC Counsellor
Sebastian Wingfield | First Session | BC Counsellor

Sebastian Wingfield | First Session | BC Counsellor

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Why Men Hide Emotions | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

Why Men Hide Emotions | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

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Trauma | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

Trauma | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

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Why we hide | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

Why we hide | Sebastian Wingfield | First Session Resources

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MY STORY

My name is Sebastian Wingfield and I live in the Okanagan with my wife and daughter. Outside of counselling, I am professionally involved in research, training, and consultation with various organizations. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I grew up in a military family in the United States and played semi-professional soccer. I love spending time with my family and friends, and my hobbies include: disc golf, chess, and various board games!

Coming through my own mental health journey, where I felt exhausted and stuck -- navigating abusive relationships, family with complex trauma, and even pressures from soccer -- I've been incredibly impacted by the counselling services that I have received in my life which helped me find: relief from anxiety, healthier relationships, self-acceptance, and a greater sense of meaning in my life. These experiences have really informed my practice, where I look to help others find their personal "yes" to life!

Attachment and Trauma Informed Therapy

Technically speaking, you could call me a therapist who integrates existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic perspectives, which inform my understanding of where certain problems come from and what to do about them. More specifically, I believe that the experiences we have in our inner and outer worlds teach us something about our life, ourselves, and others; and they contribute to the forming of often unconscious patterns in the way we think, feel, and act. These experiences can even be stored in the body (specifically the nervous system), otherwise known as trauma. In other words, our experiences help create a “map” that show us how to navigate uncertainty, relationships with others, and relationships with ourselves.

I believe that people come to therapy when those "maps" are no longer working and need updating. As a therapist, I help facilitate this process of change by being in a meaningful and therapeutic relationship with my client, where there is safety and space offered. In this relationship, we can process experiences that shed light into the ways in which our "maps" have oriented our navigation through the world,  while exploring and updating these maps together.

MY APPROACH TO THERAPY

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Introduction to Existential Analysis: Certified Workshop Trainer

Presented by the Kari-Ann Thor and Beth Daley

Sponsored by the Existential Analysis Society of Canada, April 2-3, 2022

Embodying the Inner Dialogue: an intervention for self-worth

Presented by Rochelle Chapman, MA, RCC

Sponsored by the Existential Analysis Society of Canada, October 30, 2022

Exposure and Response Prevention Training (ERP)

Presented by April Kilduff, MA, LCPC, LMHC.

Sponsored by NOCD, Online Training, August 30-September 1, 2021.

Trauma Focused Schools (2021)

Presented by Angela Murphy, MEd, School Psychologist.

Sponsored by Complex Trauma Resources., Online Course.

 

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2­-Day Distance Therapy Training (2020)

Presented by Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, BC­TMH

Sponsored by PESI, Inc., April 24.

 

Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) Training Level 1 (2019)

Presented by Rick Bradshaw, Ph.D. and Audrey Cook, MA, MFT.

Sponsored by SightPsych Seminars Inc., Langley, BC.  April 27-28.

 

Helping Children Heal from Complex Trauma (2019)

Presented by Kirk Austin, Ph.D., RCC.

Sponsored by Complex Trauma Resources., New Westminster, BC.  April 25-26.

 

Lifespan Integration (LI) Training Level 2 (2019)

Presented by Catherine Thorpe, MA, LMHC.

Sponsored by Lifespan Integration®., Seattle, WA.  March 15-16.

 

Understanding Abuse in Relationships Training (2019)

Presented by Karen McAndless-Davis.

Sponsored by End Abuse Program, Abbotsford, BC.  March 8-10.

 

Lifespan Integration (LI) Training Level 1 (2019)

Presented by Catherine Thorpe, MA, LMHC.

Sponsored by Lifespan Integration®., Langley, BC.  February 23-24.

 

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training: Bridging the Couple Chasm (2018)

Presented by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

Sponsored by the Gottman Institute., Langley, BC.  October 12-13.