Shaun Phillips, M.Ed., RCC, SFTT
Shaun Phillips, M.Ed., S.F.T.T., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Supervising Focusing-Oriented therapist and trainer. Mr. Phillips brings a diverse range of tools to his counselling practice in dealing with such issues as: anxiety, depression, attachment, behaviour challenges, and the impact that relationships have in all of these presentations. He draws on interventions grounded in Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems.
Mr. Phillips is skilled working with all developmental stages from very young children through adolescence. In addition, he provides parent consultation and support while honouring the family dynamics. Mr. Phillips brings an attachment focus to all of his work.
Mr. Phillips specializes in working with complex trauma. In addition to his work with Sand Story Psychology Services, Mr. Phillips also works with adults who have experienced complex trauma. He presented on this work at the First and Second World Conferences on Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapies in New York (2009/11/14).
Mr. Phillips was one of the instructors and clinical supervisors of the Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Certificate Program (JIBC and Focusing Institute, New York). Mr. Phillips has taught AFOTCT for Saint-Paul University (Canada), Shiluv Centre (Israel), and ACT Institute (Brazil), Flemish Association for Client Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (Antwerp, Belgium), Focus Centrum (Netherlands), and Whitesand First Nation (Canada). Recently Mr. Phillips taught AFOTCT in Osaka, Shanghai and Hong Kong and will be returning to Asia in 2016/17. He teaches with his sister Alexis Phillips (M.A., R.C.C., S.F.T.T.) when training international students in AFOTCT.
Mr. Phillips continues to work closely with Long Lake #58 First Nation (Ontario), where he and his colleague Dr. Deborah Bell have partnered with the community to create and facilitate Seeds of Hope: Creating Change by Building Connection and Capacity in Community (an infant mental health initiative funded by Health Canada).
Mr. Phillips brings humour, energy and warmth to all that he does and is adept at connecting with clients of all ages.