August 4, 2014

Megan Hughes Bio

10056280MHMegan Hughes focuses on the areas of PTSD, chronic pain & illness and cognitive rehabilitation. She also treats anxiety, depression, relationship stress, grief & loss and emotional and behavioural issues of childhood and adolescence. She uses EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive/Behaviour therapy, Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and body centred therapy primarily with adults and adolescents. Megan also enjoys working with children and uses play therapy, art therapy and sand tray. Megan is skilled at creating a safe environment in which clients can explore their feelings and gain insights and make connections into their personal patterns.

Megan has had varied professional experiences in the counselling field, in both private and public realms. For many years Megan worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and behavioural challenges in the Vancouver School District. She worked pro bono for children of immigrants who witnessed or experienced violence at VAST, and as a Peer Counsellor Trainer and as a  Counsellor to clients with terminal illness at Friends for Life. She has worked for Vancouver Coastal Health in a Mental Health Office as a Child and Family Therapist. Her interests and professional experiences are varied, and she prefers to treat all ages across a wide range of issues. Her broad experiences and knowledge enrich her proficiency to treat a variety of clients.