Zoë Plant, MEd, CCC (She/Her)

Associate Therapist

Adults, Youth (13+)

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Professional Association/Designation:

-Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

-Canadian Certified Counsellor #10010431

 

Fee Assistance

-Registered FNHA Mental Health Provider

-Registered CVAP Service Provider

-Offers Sliding Scale

Education

-Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (2021)

 University of New Brunswick

-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2017)​

 University of Victoria

Primary Focus Areas

-Depression

-Anxiety

-Self-worth/Self-esteem

-Trauma & Abuse

-Difficult Childhood Experiences

-Family of Origin Issues

-Relationship Issues

Zoë Plant, MEd, CCC

Zoë Plant, MEd, CCC
Zoë Plant | First Session Counsellor | BC

Zoë Plant | First Session Counsellor | BC

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Why you are hard on yourself | Zoë Plant | First Session Resources

Why you are hard on yourself | Zoë Plant | First Session Resources

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Trauma and the body | Zoë Plant | First Session Resources

Trauma and the body | Zoë Plant | First Session Resources

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MY STORY

My name is Zoë Plant and I use the pronouns she/her. I moved back to the Okanagan after living away from my home city for many years on Vancouver Island and in New Brunswick. My favourite place is by any body of water. I value spending time with my close family and friends, exploring different places and cultures, and challenging myself. The arts (especially live theatre and movies) fill my soul and I have trouble not dancing to any music playing! Beyond counselling, I’m involved in consultation, research, and continuous training.

Throughout my life I’ve been intrigued by people – what makes them who they are and what they choose to convey to the world. A lot of this stems from my own internal struggles. Through my own experiences with counselling and learning, I began to navigate the world and my mental-health journey. I became better acquainted with my internal Self and the experiences and emotions that impact her. It’s my mission to support my clients in doing the same.

MY APPROACH TO THERAPY

Attachment and Trauma Informed Therapy

As a counsellor, I work from a trauma-informed, collaborative lens and prioritize the therapeutic relationship. Trust and safety are crucial in our sessions together. I’m drawn to integrating humanistic, trauma-sensitive mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches, which help me understand what my clients are coping with. I aim to help you understand how you see yourself in the world based on your past experiences and relationships, and support you in holding space for and working through the actions, emotions, thoughts and body sensations you may attach to those past experiences. I am here to sit with you during your therapeutic healing to work towards a more meaningful relationship with yourself and others. 

It’s a monumental task to be a human. Our inner psyches are very capable of protecting us in any way they can to make us feel safe, even for a short time. I believe people come to therapy when these protective mechanisms are no longer serving them. As a counsellor, my goal is to support you in acknowledging these mechanisms, uncovering what they’re protecting you from, and working through what we discover.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Vicarious Trauma Training (2021)

Sponsored by Elizabeth Fry Society

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Webinar (2021)

Sponsored by the Crisis and Trauma Institute

 

Brain Story Certification (2020)

Sponsored by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.

 

Telebehavioral Health Training (2020)

Sponsored by William and Mary School of Education

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (2015)

Sponsored by NEED2: Suicide Prevention Education and Support