A Conversation with Osha Hagon, Counsellor
Osha Hagon, Registered Clinical Counsellor at Lynn Valley Counselling, specializes in trauma, sexuality, LGBTQ2S+ concerns and a variety of relationship topics. Osha grew up in the Fraser Valley, BC, and has been living in Vancouver for over ten years.
Osha takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy, and believes that a collaborative approach develops ownership and problem-solving skills. Osha is so grateful to be invited on each journey to wellness with each of their clients.
What licenses and certifications do you have?
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC.
What interests you the most about counselling?
That’s a tough question to answer, because I love all aspects of my job. However, my background and training is around trauma, anxiety, sex therapy, personal identity, and relationships – including, but not limited to, familial, partnerships, LGBTQA2+, and polyamory.
What is your general philosophy and approach to helping? Are you more directive or more guiding?
Everyone has different needs, so my approach is based around respect and appreciation of the autonomy, uniqueness, and strengths of each individual. I try to meet each client where they are at, and work collaboratively with them to embrace and enhance their abilities, knowledge, values, and selves, as a mechanism for the change and healing they seek.
How should I prepare for my first session with you?
Our first session together will really be dedicated to getting to know you, starting to identify strengths, areas of growth, and your hopes for counselling and in your life in general. We will explore things that have worked well in the past, things that might not have worked so well, and anything you may not have tried but would like to. To prepare, just bring your
What is a typical session like?
Sessions can take many forms, depending on the client. Your current situation and what you’re comfortable with will guide how we approach the session. Each session will always involve talk therapy, but many incorporate different kinds of body and breath work, movement, and creative elements unique to your needs and abilities.
You can expect that I will take a trauma-informed approach to all of my work, inviting you to engage with what feels safe and interesting for you, supporting you in setting healthy boundaries through a process of on-going consent. Therapy will be a creative and collaborative process between myself and you.
What happens after an appointment?
You can expect encouragement towards self care, love, and nurturing in between sessions. Together we will come up with strategies on how to integrate what we do together into everyday practice. We will work together to figure out how to navigate and cope with specific scenarios outside of counselling. If you like more ‘traditional’ homework, we can certainly include that in a way that works for you.
Reach out today for a consultation with Osha Hagon.