Address

Victoria
Victoria BC V8X 1P2
(250) 858-0216
Languages Spoken
English

Website

Age Range

  • Adults

    Insurance

    No

    Fee Range

    $110 to $130

    Counseling Type

  • Individuals
  • Online
  • Nichola Watson

    Registered Clinical Counsellor

    From an early age, I spent time working with diverse people. It was not surprising when my close family and friends had re-directed me from one career path and towards becoming a clinical counsellor. They suggested that the work of a clinical counsellor is a better fit since I offer compassionate care by dignifying others, instilling hope, and by being empathic and non-judgmental.

    I am a graduate of City University of Seattle. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I specialize in interpersonal violence that includes sexualized violence, racialized violence, workplace violence, and partner violence. Also, I work with issues of grief and loss, and suicidality. Presently, I work as a counsellor at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. In this capacity, a trauma informed lens is central to my practice. I provide immediate short term support to women and trans survivors of sexualized violence. This work involves a holistic approach of safety, enhancement of coping skills, and working towards stabilization.
    I worked as a private contractor at a Tribal School as a counsellor. In addition to listening to the students about academic, emotional, or social issues, I helped students with processing information and assisted them with planning goals and actions. My individual and group work focused on designing and teaching the students social learning skills about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I provided trauma, grief and loss counselling to the students and staff.

    I have over ten years of experience working as a Counselling Support Worker. I practiced ethical decision making and awareness, and demonstrated appreciation for diverse issues related to psychological trauma, interpersonal violence, suicidality, mental wellbeing issues, substance use, and poverty issues.

    When I am not doing clinical work, I am researching, writing, or publishing books

    Issues

  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

    Specializes In

  • The focus of my work is interpersonal violence that includes sexualized violence
  • racialized violence
  • workplace violence
  • and partner violence. Also
  • I work with issues of loss and grief and issues of suicidality. I have extensive experience supporting people who are making changes in their lives. I work with individuals
  • and I draw from therapeutic methods such as narrative therapy
  • solution-focused therapy
  • response-based practice framework
  • motivational interviewing
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • mindfulness-based techniques
  • and trauma-informed practice. The theories that guide my practice are Black Feminist Thought
  • Afro-centricity
  • Intersectionality
  • and Feminist theory. The loss and grief service I offer provides safe
  • supportive
  • and healing sessions where you
  • the bereaved
  • can process what has happened in meaningful ways. This service is provided to encourage and strengthen your efforts to heal and grow through loss and grief
  • and to reduce the effects of high stress commonly associated with grieving losses.