our life & work together
Thanks to the miracle of modern technology we are very blessed to be able to offer our work from a wild and remote island off the coast of British Columbia. Moving to Cortes Island has been our response to 'the call to adventure'. The energy of this powerful awakened island supports us in our personal growth, relationship and creative lives painting and writing, all of which immensely supports our professional lives assisting others to heal and wake up.
Our work together is deeply rooted in our genuine care for each others' awakening to the fullness of who and what we are. We do our best to live what we teach and challenge each other daily to be fully embodied, engaged and authentic in our words and actions. The teachings and practices we offer our clients arise from our own direct experience of what has been most transformative and impactful for ourselves.
We are fully committed to this self-inquiry work, this transforming energy, that is both personal and global. We bring this dedication and devotion to our time invested in sitting with others. We are happy to evolve along with you.
Kira is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology, and a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She has been in full-time private practice since 2007 and facilitating individuals, couples and groups in the exploration of the personal and transpersonal realms for over 15 years. She has received specialized training in Jungian dream-work, gestalt therapy, hypnotherapy, bio-energetics, shamanic world-view, expressive art therapy, trauma healing and somatic body-work. She is also trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Since 2006 Kira's work and study has been intensely focused on the "fourth way" teachings of the Enneagram and Diamond Heart models which use all three centres of intelligence or three brains (instinctual, emotional and mental) to understand our place in the universe and achieve our true potential as human beings. Her enneagram and Diamond Heart teachers include: Don Riso and Russ Hudson - the Enneagram Institute, Stone Ridge NY; and Sandra Maitri, San Fransisco CA and Michael Torresan, Seattle WA - the Ridhwan School.
Most recently Kira has been exploring the connection between the archetypes of the enneagram and how they relate to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey work.
Kira brings a depth of experience, presence and compassion deeply felt when working with her.
Edward Colley earned his Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. He brings a diversity of experience and training including: breathwork and transpersonal development with Bhuvaneswari Devi, Bioenergetics Institute; expanded consciousness programs, The Monroe Institute; universal shamanic healing with Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman, Foundation for Shamanic Studies; basic energy system healing, Chelaume Healing Arts Centre; enneagram of personality with Dr. Penny Whillans of the Canadian Institute for Enneagram Studies and with Don Riso and Russ Hudson of The Enneagram Institute.
Professional experience includes:
- Clinical Counsellor with the BC Cancer Agency
- Counsellor and Instructor at Camosun College
- Bereavement Facilitator with the Victoria Hospice Society
- Counsellor at Keyano College
- Counsellor & Transpersonal Psychotherapist in private practice since 1997.