Nicole Puckering - Registered Clinical Counsellor work in the field of children, youth, and family support

Nicole Puckering


Counselling Associate/ Registered Clinical Counsellor


  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care - Child Protection Specialization, VIU.
  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University.
  • Legal Administrative Certificate -VIU


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training
  • Solution-focused Training
  • ACT for Beginners
  • ACT for Children and Adolescents
  • San'yas Cultural Safety Training
  • Family Law training
  • Prepare and Enrich Couples Counselling
  • Flash Technique Training for Trauma
  • Slaying the Dragon PC & the Fairy Tale Model of Trauma Treatment
  • Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience Training
  • How the Body Keeps the Score Intensive Trauma Treatment
  • Psychopharmacy Training


Nicole is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and brings over 15 years of experience in working with children, youth, adults, and families in navigating times of crisis and challenges. She offers many diverse therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based approaches, and offers a wealth of knowledge in trauma and generational trauma. While working within family systems Nicole recognizes the importance of attachment, and trauma while providing a culturally sensitive approach.

Nicole is a member of the Ahousaht First Nations as well as having roots with Metis, Cree and Annishinaabe peoples. She has grown up on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and has had the pleasure of calling Nanaimo home since 2010. Her work experience has included legal administration, a child protection social worker and guardian, and an individual, couples, and family counsellor. Nicole’s collective experience has provided her knowledge in supporting families navigate both child protection and Family Law court matters.

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