About me

Feminist trauma counsellor

Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

Hi, I’m Jordan. (she/her/hers)

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#12419).

Guided by a feminist anti-oppressive approach, I work collaboratively with people of all genders. I believe in the power of people taking up space in counselling to honour who they are and where they have come from.

I support people to deepen their understanding of themselves and affirm their needs, wants, and desires as valid and deserving of respect.

When I worked in community mental health, I developed a deep understanding about the many different ways painful past experiences and ongoing oppression can impact people in their everyday lives. That is why I think it is important to view struggles and hurts within their social and cultural contexts.

As a feminist trauma therapist, I especially love working with people struggling with emotional intensity, relationships, boundaries, and self-worth. Most of my clients are people who have experienced sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.

I am inspired by figuring out and tapping into what brings embodiment, meaning, and connection for you: whether it is talking about your dreams, or martial arts, or drawing.

I enjoy bringing in art-making, writing, and readings into my work in counselling.

Through my work in groups, I support safe-enough space for groups of people to express themselves and cultivate a sense of community. Using discussion, writing prompts, and art-based activities, we have explored topics such as the impacts of trauma, boundaries, body image, self-love, and sexuality.

In our time together, I will check in with you often to see how our process is going for you. I am open to talk about how my background and experiences play into my approach and responses in counselling. When you talk about feeling alone in your pain, I sometimes share experiences, including some of my own to bring you in connection with other people.

When I am outside the counselling room, I enjoy slurping big bowls of soup, reading non-fiction, and dancing in my apartment. I am a proud INFP type and an Aries-Libra rising.

I look forward to learning about who you are and collaborating with you in counselling.

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