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About Safe and Sound Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I support individuals experiencing generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome, grief and depression using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). This empirically-proven method of intervention focuses on discovering and understanding your values. We then refine these down to your CORE values and it is from here that we base your goals and actions.

How will your life be different after seeing me?

  1. Ability to accept and make space for your anxiety and other difficult emotions.
  2. Clarity during decision making- doing what is right for you and staying true to who you are despite difficult circumstances.
  3. Knowing exactly what your core values are, what you stand for and why.
  4. The ability to create meaningful personal goals and take effective action toward those goals.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Woven throughout ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) is mindfulness. Mindfulness training is a big part of ACT, which effectively addresses issues of emotional regulation, self-regulation including the Pause, Notice, Accept  what might be flowing through us in any given moment. Tools for dealing with crisis situations or overwhelming anxiety are covered and practiced.

Currently offering weekday availability. Please get in touch to learn more.

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Client Reviews

John Faul
John Faul
18:08 16 Mar 22
Shauna Paynter is an empathic and caring counsellor. She is supportive and experienced with a variety of helpful... skills. She is simply a good person who does good counselling. As a MD I strongly recommend her my patients.read more
Erika Pineo
Erika Pineo
03:22 10 Mar 22
Shauna is patient, respectful, and kind. She makes discussing difficult topics feel possible and truly cares about her... clients. I feel safe and comfortable sharing with Shauna. She helps me create actionable plans and follow through with them. I highly recommend safe and sound therapeutics!read more
naomi friesen
naomi friesen
18:52 14 Feb 22
Shauna is a wonderful therapist. I recommend with enthusiasm.
Jennifer Grant
Jennifer Grant
18:49 02 Oct 21
Shauna is amazing! She has a way of understanding what you need in every session, even if you didn't show up knowing.... Her techniques and methods are both professional, insightful and uplifting. I highly recommend you see her for all your counseling needs.read more
Michael Pearson
Michael Pearson
01:48 17 Feb 21
Shauna is one of the most caring people i have ever met and as educated as she is caring. Very easy to open up to. Not... sure whete I'd be without her help.read more
Stephanie Skoreyko-Physiotherapist
Stephanie Skoreyko-Physiotherapist
01:43 28 Feb 20
Shauna’s counselling sessions have provided me such insight and hope for what I am working on mentally, spiritually,... and in my relationships. I would recommend her as a counsellor for anyone, especially those with family members with disabilities.read more
Nikki Bruvold
Nikki Bruvold
19:38 27 Feb 20
Shauna is very good at making a person feel comfortable and safe. Shes very easy to talk to and very skilled in her... responses. I highly recommend her!!read more
Gurman Gurm
Gurman Gurm
18:18 30 Jan 20
I had an amazing chance to work with Shauna Paynter as an academic tutor, not only did she help me with what i needed... help on but in fact she build a connection with me that makes me want to go back again !!!read more
Kim Foreman-Rhindress
Kim Foreman-Rhindress
17:06 20 Aug 19
Shauna is so wonderful! Not only does she care deeply about the wellbeing of her clients, she has extensive knowledge... to help them discover the answers within themselves which leads to lasting results. Highly recommended!read more
Alex Broughton
Alex Broughton
17:55 19 Aug 19
I highly recommend Shauna, both as a therapist and an educator. Her workshops are exceptional and very useful, in that... I can immediately apply the skills learned into my daily life. If you are struggling with anxiety or PTSD, or just want to improve overall mental well-being in your life go see Shauna at Safe & Sound Counselling in Kelowna.read more
Jennifer Grant International
Jennifer Grant International
21:41 31 Jul 19
I attended one of Shauna's workshops on the cognitive & biological aspects of mindfulness and I have learned how to... apply this to my personal and professional life. Shauna is an outstanding counsellor and I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking strategies on how to improve their mental and physical well being.read more
Jessica Laplante
Jessica Laplante
23:05 27 Jul 19
Shauna has been an excellent counsellor for grief for my daughter who lost her father 2 years ago. My daughter doesn't... respond well with talk therapy and Shauna used art as a way to get her open and express. My daughter at first refused to go and after a couple sessions asked when she could go again. My daughter is a strong willed teen and Shauna was able to get her to open up through my daughters love of painting and music.Thank you so much Shauna! She has a way to see the light in others and help them access it and develop tools to cope.read more
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