Tamsen Simon

Tamsen Simon Student Counsellor at Juniper Counselling

Tamsen (they/them) is a a student therapist completing the practicum portion of their degree. Student therapists are supervised by Kristen Johnston MA RCC-ACS. Most extended health benefits will cover student therapists, but it’s a good idea to check first!

Tamsen (they/them) offers a directive and transparent approach while fostering an empathetic and non-judgemental environment. They take a holistic, curious approach throughout your work together; this means insightful questions bringing your awareness to your experience in both the psychological and physical aspects of yourself. They believe that the embodied, felt sense of safety and justice in ourselves frees us to pursue it in the world. By reclaiming feeling and relationship we transform ourselves and our world.

Approach to Counselling

Tamsen combines their experience as a body movement specialist with their ongoing training in mental health to provide open, honest support for the whole person with culturally sensitive explorations. Tamsen believes that you know what you need and are the expert in yourself.  The therapy room is a space for you to explore and experiment with change. Whether you are stuck or shifting rapidly, Tamsen offers you the space to breathe and collect before moving on.

Drawing from Gestalt therapy and somatic approaches, Tamsen offers a sounding board and inquiry into fully experiencing being present to the conflicts of living. You’ll experience a curious, affirming counsellor that challenges you to express yourself fully and notice the connections throughout your story and your experiences. Ready to meet you wherever you are each time we interact with whatever material you bring to the room.

Education and Experience

Tamsen is a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Certified member for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)

Master's counselling psychology student - Adler University

Specialist in Pilates for Neurological Conditions, NeuroStudio mentorship

Body Arts and Sciences Institute comprehensively trained Pilates teacher, BASI

Previous Crisis Centre BC volunteer crisis service responder

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