Colin practiced as a Clinical Counsellor for more than 30 years in various clinics and settings, mainly doing counselling and therapy with functional clients at mental health centres. He retired from his position with The Fraser Health Authority – Provincial Mental Health Programmes – a few years ago.
Last year, he re-connected with Dr. Patrick Williams who he met almost 20 yrs ago when Pat did a workshop in Vancouver, Canada. Colin has completed the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT) “Coach Approach’’ course and will soon get his Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification. He has been doing some coaching / mentoring with Dr. Williams.
His coaching focus is Personal Growth and Life Design. The aim is to help people remember their dreams and wishes, the vision they have for their life and coach them in the conscious, purposeful creation of the life they want. Helping them to find inspiration and then express that though the vehicle of form, dreams can become a reality.
He’s a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He also worked in an intense group psychotherapy programme, in Medical and Psychiatric Emergency, with the seriously mentally ill and with the police. His approach, when a therapist, was ‘Rogerian’. He has always been interested and involved in positive psychology, the human potential movement and Zen therapy. He’s spent most of his career, and still is, perfecting his active listening. He’s also done a good amount of workshops and individual work with human potential / personal growth institutes and practitioners.
He considers himself an enthusiastic, positive person, a capable coach with very good interpersonal and listening skills. He has good intuitive and reasoning ability, can think creatively and sense possibilities well.
Boating is currently one of his main interests and he spends summers at a family house up the coast and also cruises the British Columbia coast in his 24’ express cruiser “Cheveyo”.
He now lives in Sidney, B.C. on Vancouver Island and crews (volunteer) on one of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM.SAR) Fast Rescue Crafts out of Station 36 in Saanich, B.C.