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".... and the time came when to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom..."  
Anais Nin
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Dianne Baker


Hi, I'm Dianne!

I see each individual as a person with birthright gifts of wholeness, wellness, integrity and hope.  Sometimes, people need support to find a path back to these gifts when life transitions, mental health challenges, grief or trauma have happened. I create a warm, comforting yet dynamic partnership with my clients to help them redefine their road to a full life.


You will know when you are ready to start on this path.

“Emerging Wholeness” welcomes all of who you are, and all you are learning to be as you navigate your life, build resiliency and rediscover your joy.
Mountain Lake


We are all unique people with complex issues. In my experience working with a wide range of clients, no two people are the same.

Some of my areas of focus include:



Life transitions

Grief and loss

Career discernment

Trauma and abuse

Relationships difficulties

Communication issues


I am creative in my approach, melding practices from various genres, with a clear emphasis on the unique and whole personhood of each client. 

Some of the modalities I use include:

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Narrative Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


I have a BA in Psychology from UBC (1983)  and an M.ED in Educational Psychology (Counselling and Group Dynamics) from University of Manitoba (1991)


I am a member of The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Associattion (CCC)
and am registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors  (BCACC-RCC)

I am also a Full Voice Coach, helping people to explore the wide range of expression, communicating meaning and intent with creativity and joy.  (Full Voice Institute-2016).

I am a facilitator trained with The Center for Courage and Renewal and offer retreats in The Circle of Trust™ tradition. 

I hold a certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Mediation Services of Winnipeg  (2000).

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