about nancy routley


B.A. Psychology, Queen's

Masters in Education (counselling)
University of Victoria

Certificate In Death Midwifery 2016

Multiple workshops in 'Focusing'
- Working towards certification.

Clinical Supervisor - Level 1
Justice Institute 2007

Certified Gottman Educator
"Bringing Baby Home 2006"

Grief and Loss Certification
"Living Through Loss 2006"

Emotional Focused Couples Therapy
Level 1 (2004) 7 Level 2 ( 2005 )

Critical Incidence Stress Management Training
Ramsy Trauma Services 2004

Certificate in Couple &
Family Therapy
Justice Institute 1999

Certficate in Peer Counselling
Women's Resource Centre, U.B.C. 1995

Certificate in Addictions
Justice Institute 1995



routley counselling

As A Therapist
Nancy Routley, MEd.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Certified Gottman Educator

I believe in letting my clients pace the sessions, yet I am direct and push when I feel a client is ready. I work with the past only when I think it is beneficial to help connect clients with the present, again when they are ready at their pace. I don't dive into trauma; rather I work with it lightly, connecting clients to their strengths while they are processing their pain. My personal style is direct and honest and respectful.


I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Queen's University while working and raising children. I completed my Masters in Education (couselling) at the University of Victoria. My entire universty education was completed as an adult student, which enabled me to incorporate the learning directly into my work. I have found that to be invaluable.

Over my career I have taken numerous workshops which keep me fresh and current.

I have lived and worked in the Sea to Sky Corridor since 1993, after moving to Whistler from Ontario with my husband and two children. What I love about Whistler is that it is a small, yet cosmopolitan town, a rare combination. I enjoy numerous outdoor activities, particularly hiking, biking, skiing, (downhill and classic). I also enjoy travelling, cooking, entertaining, writing, painting and I love dancing.

site credit | copyright 2011