Sheahan Letondre

Sheahan Letondre
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Counsellor
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About Me

Born and raised in Victoria, I have been a visitor on unceded Lekwungen and W̱ŚANÉC traditional territories for most of my life. I am of Russian Mennonite and Welsh/British ancestry.

I was married into a Cree family for 12 years, and have worked at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre for 10 years. I am thankful for my opportunity to work with and learn from Indigenous people; it has profoundly shaped me personally and professionally.

Education and Experience

I attended University of Victoria and received my BA (English Literature), my PDPP (Secondary Teacher), and my MEd (Counselling Psychology) from UVic.  

I have been counselling in Victoria for 13 years, working in non-profit community organizations, in Island Health, and in private practice in a variety of areas including substance abuse, mental health, sexualised violence, sex work, grief and loss, life transitions, inter-generational trauma and Colonisation.

Counselling Approaches

I work holistically and draw from different theories and approaches (Satir Transformational Systemic Theory, Developmental Psychology, Mindfulness, Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model, Evolutionary Psychology, Motivational Interviewing and others.)

I view individuals as experts on their own lives and experiences- as valuable and whole beings who deserve appreciation and respect, and who are doing the best they can. I believe working collaboratively, counsellor and client can discover the best solutions for life’s challenges and the best routes for creating positive change.