About Us

STRENGTH Counselling and Personal Training Services

STRENGTH Counselling and Personal Training Services is a registered company in Victoria, British Columbia and offers services that promote a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to healing. This includes a range of generalized counselling and personal training services.  Both services are offered by Amanda Poitras through face to face contact at 2 different locations in Greater Victoria and Westshore or through e-counselling from any location worldwide.  Personal Training Services are provided in various Westshore facilities or through more private channels such as within a client's home or outdoors.


 

About Amanda Poitras

Amanda Poitras graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2013 with a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Addictions Counselling.  She is a full member of the Canadian Professionals Counselling Association; designating her as a registered professional counsellor, and holds a certifications in suicide intervention and personal training.  She works within a Transpersonal framework has a history of counselling adult individuals and couples with issues surrounding – but not limited to - body image issues, maladaptive eating and sexual behaviours, addictions, abuse, marital discord, anxiety, family of origin issues, trauma, life management issues, emotional turmoil, criminal behaviour, parenting & child development, depression and suicidal ideation, gender identity, LGBT issues, and many more. She uses a variety of techniques in counselling which are tailored specifically to the needs of each individual client. These techniques are likely to include – but are not limited to – dialogue, interpretation, cognitive reframing, assertive challenging, awareness exercises, cathartic emotional reprocessing, meditation practice, self-monitoring experiments, visualization, journalling, art, and reading.

Colleagues and clients have identified Amanda as an effective challenger, empathetic, non-judgmental, understanding, conscientious, and open to new experience & change.