Who We Are

Erin Edwards, MA, CCC

Erin is a founding partner of Platinum Counselling Group, which was established in 2011 after she relocated to her hometown of the Lower Mainland from Ottawa, where she lived and worked for 2 years. She brings with her a strong background of nearly 10 years of working with youth, individuals and families. Erin completed her MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, BC, and is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is also a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) and the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC). She is certified in the FRIENDS For Life child and youth anxiety treatment method, is a certified Adlerian Parent Educator and STEP group facilitator, and has received training in parent-teen mediation. She has extensive experience working with well-establishing counselling and family services agencies, and has been in private practice as well, as an associate therapist at the Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group in Ottawa. Reflecting her passion for healthy individual and family development, Erin also offers various psychoeducational parenting support, workshops and courses on an on-going basis. Erin is registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program to provide counselling services for victims of crimes. She is also trained in providing trauma counselling using Traumatic Incident Response techniques.

Erin works with clients toward their own insight, growth and development in areas such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family conflict, life purpose and balance. In working with youth, adult, couples and family clients, Erin embraces the Adlerian concepts of valuing uniqueness of individuals, encouragement, and early life experiences, while believing what Alfred Adler said, “Everything can also be different.” Believing in people’s and families’ ability to make what they feel are positive changes for their lives, she uses an Adlerian approach as her psychotherapeutic foundation, which offers a holistic consideration of life in valuing the work, social, intimacy, self and spiritual aspects of our being human. She also includes various other therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, narrative, metaphor and cognitive-behavioural methods, based on individual client needs.

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Jolie Rochard, MA, RCC

Jolie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and an autism service provider. With a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Special Education from UBC and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Jolie brings a strong and diverse theoretical background to her clinical work. With a strong interest in child psychology & psychiatry, Jolie began her counselling career in the field of Developmental Disabilities (DD) with an emphasis on brain injuries and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Keen to provide a safe platform for her clients and their families to express themselves, Jolie provides counselling, consulting and advocacy to children & adolescents, their families and adults. Jolie has also developed social skills groups for pre-teens with autism, an anxiety group for teen boys and a woman’s group highlighting “social interest and self awareness.” Outside the field of ASD and DD, Jolie has worked both privately and within various agencies to provide individual and family counselling support.

As a founding member of Platinum Counselling Group, Jolie draws upon her practical and clinical experiences as a child, youth, family and individual therapist, and utilizes various learned therapeutic modalities to best meet the individual needs of her clients. Empathetic and genuine in her approach, Jolie aims to provide a comfortable setting for her clients where they can begin their therapeutic journey of self- discovery and awareness, and move from places of suffering into a position of stronger feelings of connectedness, awareness and mindfulness in themselves. Highly attuned to the hustle and bustle of today’s society, and the impact of change in people’s lives, Jolie utilizes Adlerian Life Style Assessment to help her clients discover improved means for coping, moving through life, and modifying behaviors or beliefs they might have held that were keeping them feeling “stuck.” With a primary goal being that the client is provided with the tools they need for their own growth and discovery, Jolie is committed to meeting clients where they are at and allowing the counselling process to unfold organically. By truly valuing the individuality of each person she meets, Jolie’s professional stance is to “treat people as though they were what they ought (want or could) to be and they will then become what they are capable of being.”

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