Jean-Claude Bazinet M.A.
Registered Clinical Counsellor No. 1034
It was in 1991 that Jean-Claude came to Denis Boyd & Associates to do his internship, and he has never left, working on a part-time basis ever since. Over those years, Jean-Claude was involved in various types of therapies: group therapy, couples counselling, art and play therapy for children, mediation, family therapy, etc. These last years, he has focused more specifically on working individually with adults, as he feels this is where he does his best work. Jean-Claude's warm, caring, inquisitive approach is what makes the difference in his work. For him, life's problems are always seen against a background of meaning: meaning about self, others, and life in general. He strongly believes people can face almost anything if they can make sense of what they go through and slowly build a deeper philosophy of life. His work is to help you see more clearly through what may appear confusing, contradictory, even hopeless.
Jean-Claude worked for over 20 years as a school counsellor. He has also worked as a translator for over 10 years, translating publications in the fields of mental health and education. His therapeutic methodologies are mainly conversational, psychodynamic and reality-oriented; with cognitive, mindfulness, relaxation, and motivational methods as adjuncts. He trained at UBC and holds a Master's degree in counselling psychology. He has studied extensively and attended trainings and workshops in such areas as EMDR (trauma), narrative therapy, focusing, CBT, and many more.
And last but not least, he loves learning: life is a never-ending adventure for him, an adventure both profoundly philosophical and spiritual. He is grateful to work in a profession that allows him to walk in that direction with others.PS: If you wish to increase your endorphins, oxytocin, prolactin, and dopamine, the hormones of stress-relief and joy, please note that his dog Leo has been his faithful assistant for the last five years!