Mr. Shaun Phillips
Registered Clinical Counsellor, M.Ed., RCC, SFTT
Shaun Phillips, 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, learning challenges, trauma, and the impact that relationships have in all of these presentations. He draws on interventions grounded in Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems, Circle of Security Parenting, EMDR, and Focusing-Oriented Therapy. Mr. Phillips specializes in working with complex trauma. In addition to his work with Sand Story Psychology Services, Mr. Phillips also works in Private Practice with adults who have experienced complex trauma.
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 has been working closely with Long Lake #58 First Nation (Ontario) since 2013, 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 teaches and supervises the Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma (OFOTCT) and has offered this program across Canada and internationally, including Isreal, Brazil, Belgium, Japan, and China.
Mr. Phillips has been a part of the Sand Story team since 2009. He brings humour, energy and warmth to all that he does and is adept at connecting with clients of all ages.