Working with Bryn, you'll find she has a calming, safe, grounded presence, and a warm sense of humour. Bryn is available for distance counselling via a secure online Zoom meeting or telephone as well as in-person sessions at her office in Colwood.
Hello, my name is Bryn Meadows. I am a counsellor in Colwood BC. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with challenges such as:
addiction/ substance use disorders
grief and loss
I have almost 20 years of experience working in mental health and addiction and substance use treatment as a practitioner, program developer, educator, mentor, and manager. Over the years I have worked in Europe, the US and across Canada alongside leading specialists in the treatment of eating and addiction disorders and issues related to our struggles with shame, perfectionism, self-worth and vulnerability. This being said, I believe the greatest source of my knowledge and understanding has come through working closely with clients and their families over the years.
I have been told, and I'd like to believe, that I am charming, authentic and well read. My clients often say they appreciate my ability to explain complex concepts in ways that make sense. Some people think that I am a little weird, but in a good way. I believe in authenticity, which will result in me swearing when it’s called for. I enjoy reading and painting and I love animals. Seriously, I will kiss dogs right on their face if I'm given the chance.
I practice a compassionate, humanistic and person-centered approach in my work. I respect that every individual is unique and therefore will have their own unique challenges, gifts and perspectives that they bring to our work together in counselling.
I am also a passionate and dynamic educator, and proud to be a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Clinician, facilitating workshops based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
I regularly give talks in schools, workplaces and have been a contributing guest on local radio stations as well as several episodes of A&E's television program Intervention.
I also developed and managed the Disordered Eating Program at Cedars at Cobble Hill between 2011 and 2016.
Alongside my private practice, I currently act as a consultant and educator for several private and non-profit treatment facilities and am a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.
Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership, with a specialization in Health Care
Registered Professional Counsellor (#2232). Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC)
International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC)
Canadian Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCCS)
Active member of the Canadian Addictions Certification Federation (CACCF).
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator- Clinician
Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator
Addiction Medicine Diploma, BC Centre on Substance Use