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Jodie Purnell, MC

Jodie is an active listener and a compassionate ally for her clients. She provides an environment where people feel empowered to be themselves and share their stories. Jodie shows empathy and acceptance as she encourages clients to live authentically and according to their chosen values. She thrives in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. For those who desire it, Jodie is happy to integrate spirituality and faith-based counselling, including Christian counselling. 

 

 

 

Some areas of strength for Jodie include:

  • Adolescents
  • Anger 
  • Anxiety / OCD / Social Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Boundaries
  • Christian / Spiritually Sensitive Counselling
  • Couples
  • Depression 
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Faith Transitions
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Grief 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress
  • Suicide 
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Young Adults 

 

Jodie uses a variety of theoretical approaches, depending on clients’ needs. She is trained in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and appreciates its focus on values-based living. Jodie also makes use of narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, and family systems approaches. Jodie has recently been trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples and families. This approach is attachment-based and intuitive. She also utilizes the Gottman Method (Level 2) for couples. Jodie often integrates mindfulness practices and polyvagal theory as she teaches clients about how stress and trauma are stored in the body.

 

Jodie is offering daytime and evening appointments. To schedule your first session with Jodie, please email intake@livingwellcounselling.ca or call 403-695-7911.