Counselling... and so much more!

About Dana

Dana Simard, Counsellor

Dana Simard

RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor)

SEP™  (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner)

The Gottman Method (Level 1& 2)

​ATR (Art Therapist)

RYT 200 (Yoga Instructor)

MC (Masters of Counselling Psychology)

I came to beautiful Vancouver Island (which is far preferable to shivering in the Alberta cold) well over a decade ago to pursue my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy...  It was so beautiful here that I decided to stay!  

 

I am now call Victoria home where I live with my husband (see below:), 2 step-children, 3 local rescue cats and a Mexican rescue dog!

The most important aspects of my life are the connection to myself and others, my sense of creativity and wonder, the development of my spiritual self, and my health, along with a sense of balance and presence.  To honour these priorities I endeavour to be artistic, playful, to be reflective & contemplative, to laugh, and try new things that challenge me and keep me sharp!  When I’m not working with people, I can be found writing in my journal, playing any version of Mario I can find, walking my dog, going to movies, taking photos, reading, and spending time with the important people in my life.  I love to practice yoga and travel when I can (especially around this beautiful island)!

Currently, Dana is not able to welcome new clients and is not taking a wait-list at this time.

About Michael

Michael Simard Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Michael Simard

RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counselor)

SE™ Practitioner Advanced

Shaolin Kung Fu (Instructor)

RYT 200 (Yoga Instructor)

I came to beautiful Victoria over a decade ago where I discovered my lovely and talented wife (see above:). Originally from the east coast of Canada, I have lived in many parts of this amazing country. I've also lived in Israel where I worked in Security, In Indonesia where I learned "Tenega Dalam" (which means Inner Energy) and Penjak Silat (a beautiful, graceful and fierce form of martial arts).  I've also lived in Taiwan (The Emerald Isle), Uzbekistan (The Silk Road), and Azerbaijan (Caspian Caviar).  Although I've lived in several beautiful and exotic places, it is Victoria that taught me the most.  It is here where I acquired my degrees and my certifications as well as Yoga and Kung Fu.  It is also Victoria where I've studied Qi Qong (Energy Healing) and from where I've launched my journeys into Counselling and  Somatic Experiencing®.

Some of the amazing things I've done are stand among the silent statues of Buddha in Borobudur at sunrise, scuba dive in the freezing cold rivers and lakes of Northern Ontario, ice fishing while living on a Reserve near the Yukon border, stare into a Volcano in Indonesia, and climb Mount Carmel to the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa Israel. 

Our Counselling Philosophy

We are modern, holistic and systemic in our approaches.  We will work alongside you while you find increased balance, clarity, connection, and contentment in your life and relationships.  We will tailor each session to best suit your needs leaving you feeling understood, refreshed, and grounded.

 

Life is constructed of many parts, many people, and many relationships.  Perhaps there are conflicts and struggles and you hope for something that just feels better.  We see you as a complete individual, not just a person whose difficulties may best be addressed with a combination of approaches.  People are both complicated and distinctly unique - wouldn’t it be nice to go to a place that works with those wonderful features rather than against them?  Soul Silhouette Healing is that place.  Working together as a partnership, we will help you and your relationships to heal, revive and thrive.

 

We believe happiness and contentment are within everyone's reach, and we will work with you to find what you need to make your life better and fulfilled.