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My name is Jamie
I have always been drawn to the art of helping others. Since 2006, I have worked as a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant, providing care to the perinatal community in Campbell River, BC.
The inception of Nurtured Nest Counselling emerged from my enduring aspiration to extend my support to the perinatal community in the field of mental health, following the completion of my Master's degree in Counselling Psychology.
I call beautiful Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada my home sweet home. I wear many hats, including being a mom to four fantastic kids, covering the whole age spectrum from toddlers to teens. By day, you can find me at our local hospital, where I am an RN, taking care of folks in the labour & delivery and postpartum units.
But life is not just about parenting, partnering, and nursing for me. I'm all about leisurely beach walks with my Goldendoodle, camping adventures in the backcountry, and savoring every flavor of bubbly water under the sun. When I'm not getting my hands dirty in my dahlia garden, you can bet I'm diving into a good book.
I understand that the journey into parenthood is filled with challenges. Whether you are going through pregnancy, preparing for birth, navigating the postpartum period, or facing feeding challenges, I'm here to support you. I hold a deep appreciation for connection, laughter, and personal growth, and relish the opportunity to help clients discover more about themselves.
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology: Yorkville University 2023
Perinatal Nursing Specialty: British Columbia Institute of Technology: 2016
Breast/Chestfeeding Course for Health Care Providers: Douglas College: 2010
Bachelor of Nursing: University of Manitoba: 2005
Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss: Brood Care 2023
Holding Space for Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Camille Hawkins LCSW 2023
Birth & Reproductive Trauma Certificate: Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings 2023
Perinatal Mental Health Training Program: Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings 2022
After a Difficult Birth: Debriefing Skills for Birth Trauma: Dancy Perinatal 2022
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care: Postpartum Support International 2020
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program 2017
Registered Clinical Counsellor: BCACC RCC # 21166
Registered Nurse: BCCNM RN # 0922859
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant: L-85568
Perinatal Mental Health Certified: PSI: PMH-C
I respectfully acknowledge I am a visitor on the unceded territory of the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations. I am grateful to work and live while honoring the important relationship between the land and Indigenous people.