Brain & Body-Based Counselling to Help you Heal the Root of your Issues.
Shivani Wells-Shaw, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor & Trauma Therapist
Shivani has a Masters's degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17248). Shivani specializes in the treatment of trauma including identifying the root causes of current symptoms, exploring inner child/parts work to address attachment wounds, and processing traumatic memories. She helps her clients discover their innate resilience and adopt a curious and compassionate relationship with their embodied experience.
Specializations & Treatment Approaches
Anxiety & Depression
Shock Trauma & Complex Trauma
Inner Child Therapy
I strive to help my clients feel safe in their bodies so they can tap into their innate capacity to grow, connect, and heal. My goal is for you to feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. No matter how broken you feel, I believe that your nervous system is deeply intelligent and that current dysfunctional patterns were once adaptive survival strategies.
Brain & Body
In order to heal from trauma, we have to work with our biology, not just our biography. That's why I teach my clients about their nervous systems and how to self-regulate. I go beyond talk therapy and use empirically-supported brain and body-based approaches to treat the underlying cause of current issues.
While it is important to understand your history, my approach focuses on your experience in the here-and-now. You will be invited to be mindful and curious about your embodied experience including sensations, breath, and emotions. This also means working in the present moment with wounded parts of yourself that are stuck in the past.
525 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC | ShivaniWells@me.com
Shivani acknowledges that she lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Note: The building is not wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms in the building are gendered.