helping people grow
Arbour Counselling Office:
Tel 250.479.9912 Fax 250.704.0588
4277 Quadra St . Victoria . BC . V8X1L5
Liz Prette, M.A.
Registered Clinical Counsellor, #2680
Liz Prette brings a wide variety of experiences to her counselling practice that have enhanced and developed her work with families, children and adolescents. From 1996 until 2007, she worked as an elementary school counsellor and had extensive contact with families, children and teachers, offering resources and teaching life skills. She has worked for many years with the youth organization, Young Life, where she has gained a rich understanding and enjoyment of teenagers. In 2007, she joined the group of clinicians at Arbour Counselling to further cultivate her passion for people as they grow and change in their lives.
Liz works with individuals, couples and families through a variety of issues and situations. She specializes in work with adolescents and children and is proficient with art and play therapy. As a family therapist she conceptualizes her work with a systemic perspective and encourages families to observe how they function both as a whole unit and as individuals. With couples she works collaboratively to discover destructive patterns and replace them with patterns that increase marital satisfaction. She has training and experience in crisis management & debriefing, grief counselling, parenting training, conflict resolution, depression, eating disorders, and sexual abuse recovery.
Liz has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Victoria and a teacher’s degree from Simon Fraser University. She received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counselling from the University of British Columbia and is a registered member of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. Liz and her husband of 21 years are enjoying the new stage of having their own teenagers while juggling the joys and struggles of life and careers.
Liz brings an easy lightness and sense of humour, and her sensitive listening and care allow people to freely explore areas of cognition, emotion or behaviour that inhibit growth. She believes strongly in her clients’ ability to discover wisdom, strength and hope in spite of and because of what they have experienced in life.