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Jonny Morris, RCC

About Jonny Morris, RCC

Narrative Consultant

I hold a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. I have used my training, especially in the area of narrative therapy, to promote positive change in my community, and beyond at the provincial and national level, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention. I am trained to practice with individuals, groups, and families. In addition to my counselling work, I have long-standing experience as a community facilitator helping coalitions and organizations realize their transformative potential for change.

I see my role as your counsellor as a co-navigator working with you as you navigate the challenges we all find ourselves experiencing. I’m committed to creating a trusting, supportive, and encouraging counselling environment designed to co-explore creative and effective ways for you to experience your preferred self.

Problems can trip us up, get the upper hand, and convince us that there is no way forward. I can be especially helpful in working with you to navigate problems like:

  • Worry, stress, anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Transitions through life
  • Self-injury
  • Responding to the effects of violence in the home
  • Challenges experienced by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi/pan sexual, transgendered, two-spirited, intersexed, questioning and/or queer (LGBTTIQQ)

I have lots of experience working with children, youth, and young adults. I am consistently struck by the skills and abilities that young people bring to the navigation of complex problems.

When I’m not counselling, I lead a policy and systems advocacy department for a large Vancouver-based non-profit organization, and I teach in the undergraduate program of the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria.