Tara Gosse

M. Ed

It is my strong belief that the capacity to heal and grow lives inside each of us, but difficult life experiences can keep us from accessing these parts of ourselves. As a result, we can lose our sense of self and our sense of connection with others, which can leave us feeling lost, alone, stuck, anxious, angry, depressed, and so forth. Through my practice, I have witnessed and experienced the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and I believe in its power to help clients access the parts of them that are lost or stuck so they can work towards leading healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

I completed my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Prior to Brookswood Counselling, I spent over seven years supporting children, adolescents, and adults through my work as a Counsellor, Behaviour Interventionist, Educational Assistant, and Distress Services Volunteer with the Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. In these roles, I have gained experience in working with grief & loss, identity confusion, life transitions, self-esteem, stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship conflict, suicidality, and developmental disabilities. 

The foundation of my work with clients is in building a strong therapeutic relationship through offering a non-judgmental, empathic, and safe space so we can explore the parts of the client that are keeping them from living a more satisfying life. My approach is integrative and draws from relational, experiential, and expressive modalities. In particular, I have completed training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Therapeutic Enactment, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Synergetic Play Therapy. In pursuit of continued education and learning, I am currently in the process of becoming a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and I have attended workshops involving training in trauma treatment, play therapy, sand tray therapy, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). 

To journey with my clients in their pursuits of healing and self-discovery is truly a gift that fills me with great joy and meaning, and it would be an honour to accompany you on your journey.