Tyne Buchy, MACP, BHK, RCC

About Me

Welcome to my page! Choosing a clinical counsellor is a very personal and important decision. In order to help you make a decision that best suits your needs, here is a little introduction to me as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. 

I started my academic journey pursuing a Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This lead me to working in a clinical rehabilitation setting, where I worked with client's in a personal capacity or in a rehabilitation setting. Rehabilitation included clients who had traumatic brain injury, serious personal injuries, or general health goals. Shortly after, I further specialized in cancer-rehabilitation, where I worked with client's who currently had or were in remission from cancer. During this career, I found that many of my client's were struggling in more ways than just physical capacity. Many of my client's were diagnosed with depression, anxiety and/or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). I realized that working with these client's, I only had the ability and scope of practice to help them in a limited way, consisting of physical means.

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I was only able to progress and help my client's in ways that were not always enough for them to return to or close too, full recovery. This is when my interest peaked to explore another way to help client's that could be more impactful and from there I started to embark on a new journey into mental health. Upon this point, I completed a Master's in Art Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree at Yorkville University and Registered as a Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). 

As a therapist, I feel it is important to provide clients with access to mental health services and lessen barriers regarding access to services. I believe in working together toward the client's therapeutic goals and providing a positive supporting relationship so the client can experience lasting change and personal growth.

About my Private Practice 

My private practice is eclectic, meaning that I practice from different theoretical orientations to ensure the best care for my client's. The main theoretical orientations that I practice within or incorporate aspects into my practice include; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Experiential Therapy/Unity Theory, Mindfulness-based strategies and Emotion- Focused Therapy. I also incorporate skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I approach every client from a trauma-informed lens. 

I work with adults and youth (14 years and older) who are struggling with mental health issues including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma and personality disorders. I offer individual, couple's, family, and group therapy opportunities. 

As a Clinical Counsellor I am a big advocate for removing barriers like cost and stigma that are associated with accessing mental health services. These issues are extremely important to me and thus a part of my practice includes spots for client's who need low-barrier, low-cost access to treatment (sliding fee scaling). 

Areas of Interest 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

  • Trauma History (including childhood abuse)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Personality Disorders

  • Narcissistic Abuse

  • Family Counselling

  • Couple's Counselling 

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Experience

During my MACP degree I completed my practicum at Moving Forward Family Services in Surrey, BC. Here I had the opportunity to co-facilitate a group therapy opportunity for  at risk or under-privileged youth at an outreach facility. I also conducted phone/ in-person intakes, suicide risk assessments, basic self-report assessments for both anxiety and depression as well as conducted individual/family counselling sessions. When working with Moving Forward Family Services I experienced a wild range of clients including children, youth, and adults, from many different socio-economic backgrounds and cultural diversities. I also had the opportunity to work with client's with a diverse range of needs (mitigating divorce, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and serious psychiatric disorders). The client's I have worked with also ranged in severity, from recently released from in-patient programs to mild depressive episodes. I worked closely with my supervisor during my experience with Moving Forward and still work in association with the organization.

 

In 2019 I opened a small clinic in Port Moody, BC, where I saw clients both privately as well as in association with Moving Forward. This was a great transition that lead to extensive experience in working with client's that have the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and complex trauma client's. I also gained a great amount of experience working with survivors of narcissistic abuse or psychological abuse. 

Moving into 2021, I transitioned my private practice to the North Okanagan. I now offer both telehealth and in-person sessions. I have remained connected to associations like Moving Forward Family Services, allowing me to provide low-income client's with telehealth services. 

Qualifications

2021

Ego-States Training- advanced training for dissociative disorders with Robin Shapiro

2019- Present

Registration with British Columbia Association of Clinicial Counsellors (BCACC).

2019

Trauma Level I and II Experiential Unity Theory with Alyson Quinn

2020

Training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

2017-2019

Master of Arts Counselling Psychology, MACP. Graduated from Yorkville University

2010-2014

Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics (BHK)

2014-2017

Registration with British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists