Cherry blossoms on the trees in front of the student center

Amanda Lynn Halldorson

Faculty/staff profile

Counsellor

Amanda Lynn Halldorson

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BSc, MA, CCC, GCFP

(she/her)

I have been a visitor on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories since 2008. I am grateful to be residing on these lands and honoured to be supporting students to achieve their personal and academic goals while attending Camosun.

My counselling approach is relationally oriented, trauma informed and is grounded in a feminist and anti-oppressive framework. I consider your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being to be important in healing. I also acknowledge societal and systematic barriers that can create power imbalances for people who identify as having multiple or intersecting inequalities (e.g. racism, homophobia, ableism, etc.). My hope is to create a safe space to explore your self-defined worldview and core values to help you navigate life’s challenges. I aim to facilitate a meaningful conversation that is supportive in cultivating the changes you want in your life. I draw on Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Response-Based Therapy to support our work together.

I have a background in environmental practices and Somatic Education and am passionate about the restoration of the connection between psyche, body and earth. When I’m not working, I spend my time outdoors, engaged in meditation and movement practices, and making poems.