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Krisanna Jeffery
Registered Clinical Counselor, B.S.W, M.Ed

          Krisanna Jeffery, B.S.W, M Ed., is a sex educator trained at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She has had the privilege to work on sexuality issues with many couples and individuals as a practicing psychotherapist since 1983, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In 2001, she received the Professional Care Award from the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors for exhibiting special creativity and effectiveness in providing mental health care. Krisanna has dedicated her life to helping others be the best they can be! She is currently a practicing psychotherapist and speaker on the topic of healthy sexuality.

             Detailed resume, click here

Counselling Services and Seminars

            I enjoy a private counselling practice in Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada and have over twenty years of experience assisting couples, individuals and youth who are dealing with a variety of life issues:

  • overcoming depression and anxiety
  • relationships and sexuality
  • reducing the effects of trauma
  • controlling addictions and compulsions
  • building self-esteem
  • coping with loss
  • getting "unstuck" in life
  • stress management

          I use a large variety of treatment approaches depending on your particular issue or goal. If you're shopping for an appropriate counsellor you might find it useful to read my web article on "Finding a Therapist". (click here). As well you'll want to check out my detailed resume (click here) and my practice philosophy (click here).


Sexuality Seminars



          I also deliver entertaining but educational Sexual Wellness Seminars internationally.  For more information on this aspect of my work, click here . For information on joint seminars with Dr. Keith Jeffery, click here .

For questions and comments please feel free to email me at the address below.

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Krisanna Jeffery
Recipient of the Professional
Care Award

Presented by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors , honoring Krisanna for "exhibiting special creativity and effectiveness in providing mental health care"


Resume: Krisanna Jeffery, RCC


Formal Education

2000-2001     M.Ed., University of Victoria

1985-1990       BSW, University of Victoria


Some of my Specialized Training


2008               Certified Yoga Instructor, Absolute Yoga

2005-2006  Certified Sex Educator through The Institute of Advanced Study on Human Sexuality                          San Francisco

2005               Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Issues with Marty Kline

                    The Sex Starved Marriage with Jane Weatherbe

2004               The A,B,C's of Employee Assistance Programs by Claire     Sutton

2004               Cognitive Therapy with Dr.Christine Padesky

2002                (EFP) Emotional Freedom Process , 2 days, Phillip Warren

2001                Matrixwork , Levels I & 2 & 3 ( www.seemorgmatrix.org )

2001                Solution Oriented Therapy. 2 days, Bill O'Hanlon

2001                 EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) Dr.Barbara Mallory

1999                 Thought Field Therapy , Dr.Lee Pulos

1997                The Art of Sexual Magic , 5 days at Hollyhock ( www.hollyhock.ca )

1997                Stress and Disease 1 Day with Dr. Meany, Mind Matters Seminars, Victoria B.C.

1997                The Courage to Love 2 day workshop with Stephen Gilligan, Jan.24-25,

1995                 PD Seminars, Gabriola Island. 5 day workshop Come Alive Through Video                        

1994                PD Seminars, Gabriola Island. Three day workshop on Separation & Loss                 

1994                Youth & Drugs Trainer Training, 5 day training sponsored by ADS

1993                PD Seminars. Phase 1 A month long core program leading to a diploma in counselling. 

1993                PD Seminars. 5 day workshop Body Work Training Intensive, Mark Fraser 

1992                Group Process Training , PD Seminars with G. Glock & M. Fraser 

1992                Addiction Counsellor Facilitator Training, 5 day training 

1992                 Addiction Counsellor Facilitator Training . a 5 day training  

1990-1991      Hypnotherapy Training, Alandel School of Hypnosis. 270 hrs. class time+ 100  hr    

1991                  Multiple Personality -1 day workshop given by Dr. Marlene Hunter, Parksville

                            Ritual Abuse, a 2 day workshop  by Daniela Coates & Maureen McEvoy, Nanaimo

                           Body & Energy , a 2 day workshop facilitated by Mark Fraser, PD Seminars

1990                 Dual Disorders, Dr. Blenos Pederson , I day workshop, Victoria General Hospital.

                            Art Therapy 1 day workshop with Jessica Easton. Parksville.

                            Treatment Issues with Sexual Abuse Victims Advanced Techniques,

                            2 day  workshop  with Madeline Ingimundson, Malaspina College


1989                  Relationships, 2 day workshop at PD Seminars. Ben Wong and Jock McKeen   

                            Eating Disorders 1 day workshop by Peggy Claude-Pierre. Parksville, BC

                            Suicide Prevention 1 day workshop by Jessica Easton

1988                 New Ways of Learning , Virginia Satir. March 24.School Dist.68

                           Family Therapy Training , 10 day course by John Freisen

1987                 Improving Relationships , 1 day workshop by Neil Solomon

                           Group Therapy Process , an 8 week course by David Raithby         

1984                Group Leadership Skills for STEP Parenting Program . 8 Wks.


Work Experience

2002-200  Counsellor in private practice

2002  Instructor: Counselling Training Institute


1998-2001     Counselor Trainer, and Director for Society of Organized Services, Family Life Programs, Parksville, Counselor in Private Practice, Workshop Facilitator

1999 -2002  Trainer and co-facilitator for 3 annual five day sessions (Easy Tai Chi - lifestyle and movement workshop) at Hollyhock.

1997-1998     Child and Youth Team Counselor— Parksville Mental Health (part time)

Facilitator for the Day Treatment Program for Women with addictions. This is a month long treatment program. (Government contract delivered in Parksville, Nanaimo, and Duncan)

1996-1997  Therapist in Private Practice, Workshop Facilitator

1986-1996   Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Ministry of Health, Parksville, BC.
Designing and delivering various workshop topics to the professional and lay community. Addiction Counsellor Training, Youth and Drugs Program,  Dysfunctional Family, Self-Hypnosis, Codependence, Inner Child, and personal growth groups.

1990-1991   Group Therapist for Sexual Abuse Survivors Group offered through Society of Organized Services, Parksville. (4-10 wk. sessions/yr)

1990-1991  Facilitator of Peer Counselling Project at Ballenas High School

1989-1994  Instructor at Malaspina College Community Education. Topics include Relationships, Counselling Skills, Self-Hypnosis.

1983-1986  Co-coordinator of Sexual Abuse Support Services, SOS, Parksville. Counselling, group work, prevention work, staff trainer.

1982    Facilitator of STEP parenting course. Duncan Family Life

1980-1982  Pre-School Teacher. Ladysmith Cooperative School 

1978    Instructor, Malaspina College, Nanaimo Early Childhood Education. Program. Course: Interpersonal Communications

1977-1978   Established a Private Montessori School, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

1972-1976   Adult Education Instructor. Course: Human Development, Early Childhood Education Program. New Westminster Adult Education Douglas College Surrey Early Childhood Education Program (Infant development program). Fraser Valley College, Burnaby Adult Education

1973-1974    Children's Hospital Diagnostic Center, Vancouver Teacher for the language delayed


Professional Membership

British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors


2001 Professional Care Award , British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors  




Need More Information?

Please contact Krisanna Jeffery at
1348 Gabriola Dr
British Columbia, Canada V9P 2X8
Toll Free 1-866-468-5760 between 9-5 Pacific

Copyright © 2007 Krisanna Jeffery
E-Mail: krisanna@GreatSexForLifeToolkit.com
Website: http://GreatSexForLifeToolkit.com