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Enjoying Outdoor

Ashley Phillips
M.Ed (Counselling), CCC
EMDR Therapist 

Ashley also offers both individual and group consultation for therapists completing their EMDRIA Basic Training. Click here to learn more.



  • Emotional Eating

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks

  • Phobias

  • Recent Traumatic Events (up to 6 months from date of event)

  • PTSD

  • Chronic Health Conditions & Life Threatening Disease

  • Grief & Loss with a particular interest supporting parents through traumatic births and perinatal death

Expertise & Career

  • Certified Canadian Counsellor

  • EMDR Certified Therapist

  • EMDR Consultant in Training

  • Over 10 years working with individuals, groups, and communities to create meaningful change in their lives.

  • I have worked with & at:

    • adults

    • children & youth

    • public education system (P-12)

    • non-profit organizations

    • post-secondary college

  • Former BC / Yukon Director for the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association

In the Media

  • I have appeared on CBC’s Daybreak South. My segment is from 1:58:38 to 2:05:30.

  • Check out my interview with a Global News segment on Disordered Eating.

  • And I wrote an article for the Network News magazine about mindfulness and our health.

Meet Ashley Phillips



Hailing from Nova Scotia, I moved to British Columbia in 2014 on gut instinct.  There's just something about this magical province.  After my Masters, I sold everything but sentimental items and went on the self-titled adventure known as the "Great Canadian Hiking and Eating Tour" while job searching for work in BC along the way.  It was delicious and beautiful to see this country.  As I got close to BC, I had a massive "What did I just do?" moment (after all, no job, no prospects, no finances, no home, no community was a very sobering reality) ... but with the support of friends and family, I moved past my fear to the land where I am now - Kelowna! 

When I'm not in the counselling office, you'll find me taking advantage of all that is the Okanagan - backcountry camping, skiing, hiking, attempting triathlons, yoga, farmer's markets, wineries, and making meals from our local goods.


  • Acadia University, Masters in Education (Counselling)

EMDR Training

  • Comprehensive EMDR Basic Training with Sue Genest 2020

  • Monthly EMDR Consultation and Supervision

  • Clinical Structured Interview Intake with Sandra Paulsen 2020

  • Flash Technique with Ricky Greenwald 2020

  • Easy Ego State with Robin Shapiro 2021

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR with Laura Parnell 2021

  • Eating Disorders within the EMDR Approach with Andrew Seubert and Pam Virdi 2021

  • How to Assess for Dissociative Disorders with Kathy Steele 2021

  • MID (Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation) Training with Jennifer Madere and D. Michael Coy 2020

Other Training


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If you are ready to take the first step toward a brighter future, fill out this quick form. We will get in touch with you to make sure that the EMDR therapy is a suitable treatment for you. If it's a fit, we will walk you through intake procedures and schedule your first EMDR appointment.

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Contact to Book

Ashley is not currently accepting new counselling clients,

and her waitlist for counselling is now full.
Click here if you are a therapist and want to learn more about Consultation with Ashley.

Session times with Ashley take place Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm

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