one drop

this feeling 

crests insight

into opening

no beginning

no end

all flow

Counselling & Mindfulness

What is this process?

I support you through compassion focused therapeutic sessions that help you traverse some of the rocky and inspired experiences of life towards new growth. 

Together we explore your current challenges, your vision and your capacity to recognize, accept and respond to your needs. I offer you a trusting safe space and professional guidance to help you deepen your understanding of how to support your unique awareness and authentic understanding.

Great pains and passions merge into artful insights.

Same day appointments available

  • In Person sessions in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Virtual sessions available

Compassion Focused Sessions

Recognize & Respond to:

  • Grief & Loss Support
  • Anxiety Management
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Balancing Emotions
  • Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Spiritual & Philosophical Emergence


  • Somatic Explorations
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Myth, Dreams & Active Imagination
  • Person-centred & Existential Perspective

Understanding creates


for acceptance

and the chance

to celebrate being human.

“How desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness”

Naomi Shihab Nye


Sandra Stephanson

RTCc, 500-RYT, BPE.

My mind and body studies began 30 years ago with a degree in physical education which led to anthropology, Buddhist psychology and merged with yoga philosophy and teaching. And in key challenges of my life, I have received emotional support through counselling therapy that merged with mindfulness practices and deepened my sense of living a creative life which moves with constant change. This process was so nurturing and insightful that I wanted to support others in their unique capacity to move through grief, loss and anxiety to influence the flow of well-being. 

It is a universal human need to be witnessed and compassionately accompanied in telling your intimate stories and making sense of your pains and the unknown. It also takes great courage to step into a therapeutic alliance to trust and understand how you can embody new insights and better ways to cope and flourish.

Therapy is a compassionate process of accepting your humanness.



The cracks are where the light gets in


Our inner depths hide a precious pearl


Burn brighter, with a humble surrender


Giving yourself the atmosphere to be

The Art of Understanding

“The process of discovery is the endless spring of creativity, always bright, fresh brimming with life.  Where it comes from is not too important. What matters is that it’s already present in each one of us, waiting to be uncovered. Ultimately, engaging the artless arts means to see into one’s own heart and mind, and to bring to life that which is realized.”

John Daido Loori, The Zen of Creativity

Counselling Sessions

In Person or Online Counselling Therapy

Yoga Sessions

Yoga Asana, Meditation & Mindfulness