About Sarah

It is an absolute privilege to hold space for clients' growth, and I deeply love the work I do.  It is my sincere hope that everyone who walks through my door feels truly seen and celebrated for their unique strengths, as well as deeply supported in navigating change and moving towards a life where they feel a genuine sense of self-worth, satisfaction and meaning.

For me counselling is a collaborative process where establishing a safe space for curiosity and possibility to grow makes way for insight and change.  I approach supporting each client by being fully present and responding from a place of tender compassion and intention.  This I feel allows clients to feel deeply heard and attended to, so they may better connect with their own hidden wisdom as the counselling journey unfolds. 

I thoroughly enjoy living in the beautiful Comox Valley and exploring all the gifts Mother Nature has given us here with my husband, son and Border collie.  When I'm not in the office, you would find me in nature, by water, on a yoga mat, or dancing and embracing the natural rhythms of life.

Qualifications

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, and Bachelor of Art Degree’s in Sociology, Development Studies and Child and Youth Care Counselling. 

In addition I have training in: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Resolving Trauma, Trauma Informed Yoga and Movement, Dissociation, Grief and Loss, Prenatal and Postnatal Mood Disorders, Expressive Play Therapy and use of Sand Tray in therapy, Birthing from Within, a holistic preparation for birth and the transition to parenthood which includes healing from birth trauma, Parent Education and Support, and Reiki, a form of energy healing which may include touch.

Why the Symbol of the Labyrinth?

 

I have always had a deep connection with the symbol of the labyrinth, and for me it is a fitting metaphor for the counselling process.  The labyrinth is an ancient symbol dating back over 4000 years and is found in all cultures around the globe, in the natural world, and even in our own human anatomy. 

For centuries the labyrinth has been used as a tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation and is symbolic of the journey inward and the discovery of hidden strengths and wisdom as we navigate life’s offerings.

 

With only one path in the labyrinth, we can be assured that we will not get lost and we will find our way, even when we can’t see round the corner, or the path appears to be taking us further away from our centre.  When faced with the unexpected twists and turns of life, or feeling confused about decisions to be made, the labyrinth pathway gently guides us towards that which we need to know to move further along our journey and closer to wholeness. 

Phone: 250-218-3783

Email: Sarahhoffmancounselling@gmail.com

Office Address: 2426 Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay, BC V9N 8R9

Counselling in the Comox Valley