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highly sensitive people

Hi there, 

I'm Erica Steward, a Highly Sensitive Person and Registered Clinical Counsellor who enjoys the simple things in life. When I'm not supporting my clients, you'll often find me exploring everything from new hiking trails to thrift stores. I also have a soft spot for music and a love for singing.

For me, growth isn't just a goal—it's a way of life. That's why I dive headfirst into opportunities for learning and self-improvement, whether it's through clinical supervision, engaging in enriching peer consults, pursuing post-graduate training, or nurturing my well-being through personal therapy.

Highly sensitive person

About Erica

Erica Steward is an RCC supporting Highly Sensitive People, Caregivers and those struggling with anxiety, burnout and stress.

With a deep-rooted belief in the capacity for healing, personal growth, and transformation, I am honoured to offer my support on your journey. People often reach out to me when they feel stuck, struggle with placing their self-worth in the hands of others,  or seek an understanding of their emotions and behaviours. No matter where you find yourself, I’ll meet you there.

 

For those who are new to counselling, I understand the apprehension and uncertainty that can come with starting this process. I want to acknowledge the significance of taking this step and reaching out. Together, we can shed light on what may be holding you back or leaving you stuck and create a plan to move forward.

With genuine warmth and gentle strength, I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on this healing journey.

My Approach

At the heart of my practice lies a collaborative, holistic, person-centered, and strength-based perspective. This is really just the foundation of my view that my clients are the experts in their own lives. They possess intimate knowledge of what it feels like to navigate a difficult breakup, experience shame for their sensitive nature or awaken to the grip of anxiety. They are well-acquainted with their past strategies of healing, and I firmly believe that within them resides invaluable wisdom to guide their recovery journey. 

Furthermore, I don't believe counselling can be reduced to a one-size-fits-all model. The complexity of human experiences deserves careful consideration of numerous factors. Therefore, I draw upon a diverse range of modalities, meticulously selecting the most suitable approaches for each individual.

 

With this said, Internal Family Systems and Emotion Focused Therapy are often my go-to modalities followed closely by Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. 

Erica Steward

Education and Training

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC #19522

  • MA in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

  • BA in Psychology, Simon Fraser University

  • Internal Family Systems Level 1, IFS Institute

  • Psychotherapy and Highly Sensitive People, Dr. Elain Aron

  • Internal Family Systems, Stepping Stone, IFSCA

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 1, VCEFT

  • Grief and Loss Diploma, Online Counselling College

  • Mindfulness Certificate, Online Counselling College

  • Traumatic Loss Facilitator Training, BC Bereavement Helpline

Erica Steward is an RCC working with highly sensitive people.

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Clinical Counsellors

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