About Wendy Tyrer

Wendy Tyrer – MA, RCC

Campbell River Marriage & Family Therapist

Ellen Amanda Family-Family Photoshoot-0017Welcome to Tyrer Clinical Counselling. I am a counsellor serving the Campbell River area and I provide services for those having difficulties with grief, trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression and counselling for couples and families.

Wendy Tyrer – Credentials & Background

I completed my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1999 and have been working in the field since then. I also belong to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

In 1983, I graduated from Loyalist Community College with a two year Social Services diploma. My first job out of college was to develop an Adult Day school, which I directed and taught through the Board of Education. I worked with students who were upgrading for employment or who were unable to attend mainstream schools for a variety of reasons. I also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for 14 different language groups.

 

My Training

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Borderline Personality and the Search for the Real Self
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management; Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  • Beginner I,II,III Training Workshop in the Somatic Experiencing
  • Anxiety Traps CBT Antidotes
  • Sex Workers Addressing Treatment
  • Effective Approaches for the Disordered Self Workshop
  • Understanding the Addictive Process
  • Mindfulness Training

More About Wendy

rccIn 1987, my first child came along and my second came in 1989! I worked part-time after that, while being a Mom. I directed a non-profit agency working with children, struggling in school and at home. Later, I went on to work with Youth For Christ in Belleville, Ontario with street youth, and I was also the treasurer on a board of directors for St. Leonards, a half-way house.

In 1995, my family and I left Ontario and moved to Saskatchewan, where I completed my Bachelor degree. And in 1999, I graduated with a Master of Arts – Marriage and Family Counselling from Briercrest Graduate School. I was invited by the Mayor to initiate a Youth Drop-In Centre and Leadership Training program in the small farming community of Mortlach, Saskatchewan. Additionally, I was also a youth counsellor for the Paul Dojack lockdown facility with youth and their families in Regina during this time.

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Moving to British Columbia

After I spent one year in Manitoba at Hilbre, working with First Nations, I started working in the Gypsumville RCMP office as a cell guard. This employment was a very enlightening experience. After leaving Manitoba, we made our way to Esperanza, BC; a fly-in, boat-in community on the West Coast of Vancouver Island . I had the privilege of living in a community and working as a drug and alcohol counsellor and in crisis intervention. In addition, I was able to approve applicants for a six-week family treatment program. I also worked for the Ehattesaht First Nation Tribe as a clinical counsellor, working with families.

Since 2007, we have lived in Campbell River, BC where I worked for The Salvation Army for four years as the director of the homeless shelter, detox program (4 beds for women), 6-plex second stage transitional housing, the extreme weather program and the sandwich van that went out every evening to deliver hot drinks and dinner to those living on the streets. I returned to private clinical counselling, part-time, in November 2010 and became a full-time practioner in December 2011. As you can probably tell, this truly is my passion!