Meet the Counsellor

Zac started working at The King’s University as a Practicum Student Counsellor in 2013/14. In 2015, Zac did research for King’s that focused on suicide prevention.

Zac completed his Masters of Counselling at City University of Seattle. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at MacEwan University. Zac is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and is working toward becoming a Registered Psychologist. Zac is also working as a counsellor at Cornerstone Counselling.

Zac has experience working with adolescents to adults on an array of issues, such as anxiety, depression, academic success, organization, career guidance, suicide prevention, relationships and self-esteem. As well, Zac has experience using music as a form of healing in individual and group settings. Zac enjoys playing a wide range of musical instruments and creating music.

 

What are your favourite inspirational quotes:

“What we do in life… echoes in eternity” – Russell Crowe

“It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me” – Christian Bale

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for self- reflection, different perspectives, and to discover possibilities that students may not have been seen before.

 

Your approach to counselling:

My personal approach to counselling is motivational interviewing and person-centered. In addition, I use techniques from a variety of therapies including narrative therapy, music therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, and cognitive behavioural therapy. My goal is to guide individuals through the change process by making them feel engaged, empowered, accepted, and understood.