About Pam Paquet

Pam PaquetBefore I try to impress you with credentials, accomplishments and experience, I want to introduce myself on a personal level. I love change. I love helping people create their change. I am passionate about seeing people make good decisions from well thought out options and choices. I get excited when people say “thank you” or give me a hug of appreciation.

Nothing brightens my day like a new or different perspective. Watching people see the same and sometimes long term problem in a different light or from a different angle is exciting for me. New, different and out of the ordinary usually lead to feeling, thinking and acting “another way”. When people stop doing what does not work or make adjustments of any size or on any level, then improvement is inevitable. That is where my passion kicks in – let’s create change together!

Enough of the personal information, now let’s get to the formalities. I am registered as a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the national counselling association, The Canadian Counselling Association (CCPA) and I am also registered with www.counsellingbc.com.  You can also find me on Psychology Today. I renew my certification annually by meeting the education requirements and insurance qualifications. My formal education is in psychology and my credentials include a Masters degree (University of Northern British Columbia) and a Bachelors degree (Honours) from the University of Regina. I am also a trained mediator through the Department of Justice (Saskatchewan). If you want me to give away my age, I have been a therapist for over 23 years.

The list of issues I have dealt with and am qualified to deal with, could be its own website based on size and variety. Rather than provide a lengthy and exhaustive list (or attempt one), I will keep it simple. If I am able to provide professional clinical services to you and your situation, then I will. If I am not qualified or the best professional to help you, then a referral will be made to find that right person, program or group.

At present, my clinical practice makes up only part of my work week. I am passionate about change through counselling and beyond and have developed two divisions in my company. The first is my clinical practice where the focus is therapy and counselling for individuals, couples and executives. The second division is performance management (www.thepossibilities.ca) where the focus is training, consulting and coaching with companies. The later is meant to be proactive and preventative so people and workplaces create change before they hit overwhelm, immobilization or full blown crisis. I want to give people the knowledge, skills and tools to function and manage better at work so they don’t end up in my therapy office when things go sideways. I view this as an investment – early skill building and intervention to ward off medical leaves and therapeutic treatment later.

Individuals, couples and executives of all kinds and from all walks of life have gained new perspectives, made good decisions and created change to improve work, home and life. If you are close to your tipping point and ready to stop doing what doesn’t work, contact me. You can call 604-349-8660, email pam@pampaquet.com or click here to start a conversation.