Holistic Counselling & Process Work

Confidential & Caring

Britta Frombach,
Holistic Counselling

& Process Work

OWNER/THERAPIST

The owner of Phi Massage & Well-Being Center, Britta has been a lifelong student of exploring personal growth and well-being.

While meditating in yoga positions, Britta’s mom considered becoming a pastor before concentrating her interest in serving her community by pursuing a degree in Psychology. This led to lively and interesting discussions around the dinner table regarding the human experience. Through these influences, starting as early as the age of 11, Britta was reading books on religions of the world and texts on abnormal psychology, she was attending services of many different faiths and attending mind-expanding lectures, she was fascinated with the mind/body connection and was pursuing yoga or fitness and non-ordinary states of consciousness, all while spending hours of reflection under the skies of the Saskatchewan Plains.

Due to her own experiences with depression from a very young age, part of the driving force behind Britta’s curiosity was a motivation to seek relief from her, at times, incapacitating symptoms.

After years of personal study, in her late 20’s Britta found a mentor [Gila Golub] that helped to transform her relationship with depression and every other relationship in her life, beginning with her relationship to herself. This began an over two-decade mentorship which has led to ongoing self-guided continuing education and an evolution to private practice upon request for more than 15 years.

Britta has pursued both formal and informal study completing certification in a wide array of training and modalities on top of ongoing continuing education to maintain her designation as an RMT.

Certifications include:
• Gordon Neufeld Level I, II, III
• PSYCH-K ™- Basic, Advanced, Professionals
• Shadow Energetics with Darryl Gurney
• Self Regulation Therapy Foundation Level
• Mark Wolynn Family Constellations Facilitator Training
• Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate
Britta is continually exposing herself to different teachers and guides through lectures, books and teachings.

Lectures/training:

  • Geetaji Iyengar (Intensive)
  • Dr. James Hollis
  • Dr. Gordon Neufeld
  • Bruce Lipton and Lee Pulos
  • Carolyn Myss
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • Allison Rees
  • Gabor Mate
  • Stanislov Grof
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Vaidya Mishra
  • Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research & Education

 

Books and teachings:

  • ACIM
  • Byron Katies Inquiry Process
  • Brene Brown
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Debbie Ford
  • Peter Levine
  • NVC by Marshall Rosenburg
  • Don Miguel Ruiz
  • John Bradshaw
  • Brian Weiss
  • James Hillman
  • Alice Miller

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list and Britta draws from all of this to combine her personal experience with all of her training and study in a unique way. Her approach is to assist clients to find their own internal guidance system in order to move through underlying trauma or childhood wounds. Britta has a very compassionate and involved approach that often has her clients experiencing transformations in their lives even after one session.
Please see testimonials to help determine if working with Britta might be the next step for you.

Kerry Bowman,
PSYCH-K™

Facilitator &

process Work

Therapist

 THERAPIST

By encompassing over a decade of training and practice, Kerry is adept at understanding trauma, Universal truths over ego, conscious parenting, and identifying messages held within the body. Kerry can assess an environment through wide-angle and zoom lenses, giving her valuable insight on how to assist her client. When listening to clients, Kerry can quickly identify core issues, core language and many other shifts in energy that are holding people back from realizing their full potential. With the use of intuition and PsychK™, Kerry shows her client how to shift these imbalances bringing deeper peace and understanding. In-depth training and mentorship in several holistic theories—PsychK™, Shadow Energetics, Attachment Theory, and Mindful Listening—means that Kerry’s approach is multifaceted; no session is the same.

Born and raised on Vancouver Island to young, volatile, often absent parents, Kerry’s journey has provided her with a profound understanding of how healing can happen, and this “walking the talk” has proven to be an invaluable asset in guiding others on their path to self-healing and empowerment.

Focusing on understanding the subtle energies and messages of the universe and how to implement them practically, Kerry will walk alongside willing individuals as they navigate the complex depths of their stories, both conscious and unconscious, helping them better align themselves, body, mind, and spirit. Creating a safe and supportive relationship that fosters self-connection and self-healing with the use of humour and storytelling, Kerry can guide you back to yourself in a supportive and non-judgmental way.

Cristi

Oldfield-Lindsay,

Clearing Process

facilitator

 THERAPIST

Having been raised in Rural Saanich on Vancouver Island, to a family lineage in the area dating back to the early 1900’s, Cristi’s sense of small town community is embedded into her very being. Several years ago, she became dedicated to studies in consciousness work and attachment theory and developed a passion for honoring and healing her own family systemShe believes deeply in the efficacy of process work, the profound capacity we have to experience fulfilling relationships, and the power of community to support the journey.

Cristi facilitates inner process work using a modality called ‘The Clearing Process.’ Developed by Gila Golub (based on A Course in Miracles), this exercise effectively reveals and transmutes layers of the intergenerational impact of early unmet attachment needs.  

Offered to participants of Gila’s Level 1 & 2 Workshops, this service is part of the ongoing follow-up available to her clients. 

* Sessions are 1 hour per Clearing, at $100/hr. Sliding-scale arrangements can be made on an individual basis to ensure accessibility.   

Appointments

Phi Services

Holistic Counselling & Process Work 

For appointments with Britta:

• 1.5 hour sessions are required for an initial visit
• Payment is based on an hourly rate and will be prorated to time used.
• Follow up sessions are minimum 1 hour.
• Online sessions only.

 

For appointments with Kerry:

• Online 1 hour sessions bookable online.

• In person sessions available upon request.

 

For appointments with Cristi:

• Online 1 hour sessions bookable online soon.

• Currently online sessions only

 

Please allow for advanced notice to accommodate any specific needs.

All appointment changes or cancellations require 24 hours notice.

Extended Health benefits are not available. 

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Counselling

FAQ
Are the Counselling Services provided eligible for Extended Benefits?

No. Although experienced in working with clients Britta Frombach And Kerry Bowman are not Accredited.

Are online sessions available?

Yes. Confidential online sessions are scheduled once a time is arranged.

How do I choose the right therapist for me?

It is important to have an idea of what your seeking assistance with and to then research who might be a fit with what you are looking for. Asking friends for referrals if you feel comfortable with that approach can be very helpful as well. Once you have a few names of therapists, and you’ve done some research, it is important to get a sense of which therapist resonates the most with all the things you’re looking for as you learn more about them. It may take some time to ‘interview’ more than one therapist or even for more than one session before getting a sense of if it is a good fit for you. There are so many therapists and so many modalities and only one you. Take care to take the time to find the fit for you.

How many sessions do I need?

There are different approaches to this in therapy. Britta Frombachs’ approach is client-driven. She may make some suggestions from her experience, but ultimately it is up to the client to get a sense of what works for them.

How do I know that this will work for me?

Everyone is different. However, when you feel comfortable with your therapist, and the right treatment approaches are used, there is a very good chance that you will experience transformation. Britta has a great deal of experience assisting her clients to develop trust in themselves and to feel empowered to make changes that support their growth.

What will happen during sessions?

At the initial visit, the reasons that you have decided to come for counselling will be discussed, and then a reflection of how you arrived to these issues will be considered. This will be built upon in subsequent sessions.

What is PSYCH-K™?
Answer: PSYCH-K™ is a proven and safe way to change subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits of thinking and behaviours that you would like to change. PSYCH-K™ belief change processes are easy to learn and use. They enable you to communicate with your subconscious mind so you can change beliefs that are limiting your self-esteem, relationships, job performance and physical health.
 
How does Psych-K™ work?
 
Answer: PSYCH-K™ is a unique process, having evolved from years of brain research and thousands of sessions with individuals and groups. It creates a receptive, “Whole-Brain State” that dramatically reduces unwanted resistance to change in the subconscious mind. 
 
How did PSYCH-K™ begin?
 
Answer: PSYCH-K™ was originated in 1988 by Robert M. Williams, M.A. It was a response to the frustration that came with the realization that typical counseling techniques, which rely almost exclusively on “insight” and “motivation,” seldom create real and lasting changes. Rob has spent more than 30 years developing and improving PSYCH-K™. His background in both business and psychotherapy creates a results-oriented approach to personal change. PSYCH-K™ was inspired by a variety of processes, some contemporary and some ancient. It deals with the part of the mind called the subconscious, which is capable of creating dramatic and lasting changes, quickly and easily.

TESTIMONIALS

“Being in a counselling session with Kerry is one of the safest spaces I’ve ever been in. She is gentle with her words, gentle with her body language, and she is a masterful listener. It is obvious that she is passionate about helping people heal. Kerry can quickly guide one to the root of an emotion, and as a mother herself, has valuable insight into the opportunities our children present to us so that we can heal and parent from a place of consciousness as opposed to trauma. 
When I felt my teenage daughter would benefit from talking to someone, I had no hesitation in reaching out to Kerry. I didn’t feel my daughter would do well in a traditional counselling setting, and not surprisingly, she immediately felt safe with Kerry. They have been having regular sessions for almost two years. Kerry’s ability to “read the room” is amazing, and she adapts her sessions based on how my daughter is feeling that day.”
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Sue Fox
Business Analyst

TESTIMONIALS

“Kerry has a magic way of making you feel at rest in her presence no matter what you’ve been experiencing through the day. She is there to hold space in ways you never knew people could. I love her ability to make crying and laughing in our sessions both as beautiful as the other. Kerry has been a bright light for me and I am grateful to have her in our community.”

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Kamille Tobin Shields

TESTIMONIALS

Britta Frombach is one of the most gifted therapists and healers that I have ever witnessed at work. She has a deep understanding of the foundational forces that go into creating the human mind, and skillfully applies this knowledge in supporting her clients to make sense of their lives, their relationships, their thoughts, and indeed, the very essence of who they are. Having worked with her personally, I have directly experienced her ability to combine all of this to profound effect. Working with someone of Britta’s caliber has the potential to be ultimately life-changing.
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Dr. Vanessa LaPointe – Registered psychologist, parenting educator, author of ‘Discipline Without Damage’ and ‘Parenting Right From the Start’, and mom

TESTIMONIALS

“Britta holds such a grounded and safe space. In it, her deep love and valuable insights flow easily.”
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Mark Wolynn – Author: It Didn’t Start With You; How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How To End the Cycle

TESTIMONIALS

“Britta has worked beside me for almost 2 decades as a devoted student, facilitator, friend, colleague and now teacher and counselor. Britta is who I go to for counsel. Her ability and skill in giving support, guidance, and profoundly wise counsel are the most effective that I have ever known. Britta has guided me to healing the most challenging relationships in my life in her uniquely gentle, yet powerful way. Everyone will benefit from doing sessions with this gifted counselor.”
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Gila Golub – Counsellor

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been working with Britta for about 10 years and she never ceases to amaze me with how much of my story, cycles and patterns she completely understands. It’s like she has gotten to know me from the inside out.  She has this uncanny ability to weed through my situation and get to the heart of the issue, the wound, the trauma, the part of myself that I haven’t accepted and cannot see. She guides me and assists me to find my own internal medicine and I remember that I have everything inside of myself, she just leads me there.”
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Kerry Bowman – Recruitment and Retention Manager

TESTIMONIALS

“If you are looking for a counsellor, or you have not found what you have been seeking in conventional counselling, then I highly recommend Britta Frombach. Working with Britta has transformed my relationship with myself, my husband, my children, my parents as well as friends and colleagues. Britta’s gentle and soft approach of coming alongside her clients makes you feel safe and collected. It is within this relationship that I was able to get curious about what is underneath my behaviours and reactions. Words cannot express my eternal gratitude to you for your support and guidance as I continue to navigate life with news eyes. Britta’s gift of family constellation and inner child work has taken me far beyond conventional counselling and I have found peace and healing in all areas of my life and the ripples of this healing are showing up in the lives of my children.”
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Chelann Tobin – Registered Nurse

TESTIMONIALS

“I came to Britta Frombach in 2014, after burning out of my medical career. Britta has a very intuitive manner, and a wonderful combination of compassion and candor. Understanding, yes, but mixed with a firmness and resolve that I needed to move me forward towards my personal and professional goals. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with personal or professional challenges.”
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Russell Kennedy – MD

TESTIMONIALS

“My life has been radically transformed through the work I have done with Britta Frombach. She has a rare, compassionate gift for helping others find the path to true healing. I refer everyone to Britta, including my children, and I have witnessed miracle after miracle in people’s lives as they shift out of pain and into peace”
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Loris Adams – School Teacher

TESTIMONIALS

“My experience of receiving guidance and counsel from Britta has been simply transformative. As someone who historically felt very challenged in speaking authentically, disclosing myself to others, and asking for help in any way, the word that comes to mind when I describe her presence in private counselling sessions is safety. Britta has an intuitive ability to guide others in finding their blocks to better health, greater connection, and life purpose that is powerful and gentle. I have received ongoing and regular support from Britta wherein her expertise in facilitating personal growth is vibrantly apparent. I trust her immensely, I would recommend her to those I love the most, and I am full of gratitude for the loving support that she has provided for me.”
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Cristi Oldfield Lindsay – Childcare Consultant/Mentor

TESTIMONIALS

I started seeing Britta 10 years ago after I was diagnosed with cancer. I was desperate for help as I was terribly scared by the diagnosis. She provided a safe and secure haven and gently guided me to opening my mind and heart to the idea that this illness was giving me a message.Through her guidance I very quickly became much more hopeful and optimistic about my future. I soaked up the knowledge and intuitive wisdom that was offered and learned about a wide range of healing modalities. Britta opened my eyes to a different way of living. She is very compassionate and always found a way to calm and re-assure me when I felt stuck. Working with her instilled a new sense of calm in me that I hadn’t known up to that point. I became a more centered and relaxed person. With Britta’s help I experienced healing on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Later the healing expanded to healing relationships with parents, siblings, friends and colleagues. Britta genuinely cares about her clients. She loves her work and does it with all her heart. My sessions with Britta were absolutely essential steps on my healing journey. I have been cancer free for 8 years now. My heart is bursting with gratitude to Britta. –
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Wilfried Krahe – Building Maintenance Manager

TESTIMONIALS

“Britta is a true gift to the counselling world. She has an extremely gentle demeanour that makes it very easy to open up to her. She is an adept listener and is able to drill down into the heart of an issue with compassion and skill. I would recommend Britta to anyone seeking a truly meaningful counselling experience, one which will help you discover and make sense of your reactions and emotions.”
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Sue Fox – Software Business Analyst

TESTIMONIALS

“Britta helped me change everything about my thoughts through a particularly rough patch in my life. She helped me accept the hurt I was going through but most importantly worked with me to switch my position from a victim to an empowered, mature adult that was supported by other people, my ancestors and the divine. Britta continues to be a powerful female role model for me that I look to for guidance. She is incisive and sees the problems that seem elusive to me. She teaches in a gentle and uplifting way, helping me uncover the truth that has been sitting inside me, waiting to be discovered all along.”
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Denise Holland – Artist

TESTIMONIALS

It is not easy to sum up the Work of Britta Frombach. Her extraordinary intuition, wisdom and training allowed her to guide me firmly and gracefully through some very uncomfortable feelings, to uncover the origins of my emotional pain. With this insight, the choice is mine; to continue reacting to the world in the same habitual ways, and to indulge in the ‘story’ or to choose a different way, and to show up with intention and wide awake to each moment.”
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Sally Kaldor Douglas – Artist/Managing Director

TESTIMONIALS

“Kerry naturally weaves insight, safety and wisdom throughout her sessions. She is guided by various modalities with  intuition and integrity at the helm.  Navigating and walking clients to the other side of life’s challenges is her gift.  For those of you searching for belonging within, or to make sense of the changing world we find ourselves in, Kerry is your answer, your safe  harbour. To sit with Kerry is a transformational experience, one that continues to ripple throughout our family and beyond!”
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Pamela T.
Parent consultant and Counsellor