Clo Nickel is a Registered Professional Therapist author, a speaker, and a member of the Canadian Professional Counselling Association.
I began a career in mental health after writing about my own struggles with an anxiety disorder and publishing the book Anxiety's Inner Voice in 2010. The anxiety and depression I wrote about in my book, drove me to find the path to my own successful healing through the skills of cognitive reframing, emotional self-acceptance, and mindful self-compassion.
I have over 6 year’s experience in both group facilitating and individual counselling. During this time, I have been profoundly honored to witness and help guide my clients to not only heal, but thrive and grow into their authentic selves. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, warm, compassionate, and uniquely understanding. The clinical modalities I draw on to create a tailored treatment plan for each individual include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Compassion based therapies.
Additional Professional Training
The following are appearances, training, and lectures I have attended, which include some of the leading psychologists and mindfulness teachers in the world:
Self-Compassion Summit: The Journey from Anxiety to Self Compassion
Clo Nickel as guest speaker Apr 8, 2018 Abbotsford
The Conscious Parent
Clo Nickel appeared on OPRAH through Skype on May 18, 2014 to discuss Dr. Shefali Tsabary's book the Conscious Parent
Training and Lectures
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
Essential Skills 1 Training, 2020
Compassionate Inquiry Workshop
Dr. Gabor Mate Jan. 25-26, 2018
Lectures: Oct. 4, 2017, 2016, 2015
Core Addictions Practices
Fraser Health Jan.15-22, 2018
The Psychology of Loving Awareness
Jack Kornfield, PhD Apr. 26-27, 2014
Mindfulness in Psychotherapy Lectures
Ronald Siegel, Psy.D & Tara Brach Ph.D Oct. 2013 & 2011
Mindful Self Compassion: CORE SKILLS TRAINING
Kristin Neff Ph.D & Christopher Germer Ph.D Aug 19-23, 2012
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Steven Hayes, Ph.D Nov. 3-4, 2008
My professional orientation is primarily person-centered in conjunction with the following therapeutic orientations, choosing the theory which best fits the client and their present needs.
AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Informed Practice
Mindful Self Compassion
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)