Nicolle offers one on one counseling sessions via telephone, Zoom meeting and Skype. To book a session, contact Nicolle directly.

CAC II Member since 2007

Beyond a professional career in Theatre,  Nicolle earned her professional certification with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification in 2007 as an Addiction Counselor CAC II. (CAC II 1442-07)

” In her capacity as a counselor, she has really coached me through some difficult times. Nicolle has a truly divine gift of hearing the core story of the moment, and knowing whether to ask questions and go deeper, or to simply hold space for emotions to move through. She has offered continuous, compassionate support during my times of need and is a true conduit for healing energy to move through. ” Rebecca Savoie B.Sc.

Nicolle has been employed as an Addiction counselor & Creative Journaling Facilitator by a variety of agencies including-

  • Renascent, Toronto ON
  • Salvation Army Homestead, Scarborough ON
  • Cedars at Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill BC
  • Edgewood Treatment Centre, Nanaimo BC
  • Vancouver Coastal Health, North Vancouver BC
  • Creative Journaling Presenter, 2017 BC Art Therapy Conference, Vancouver BC
  • Creative Journaling Facilitator, Pacific Post- Partum Support Society, Burnaby BC
  • Avalon Women’s Centre, Vancouver BC

She worked for 4 years as an Addiction Counselor with Renascent Treatment Centre (residential drug & alcohol treatment centre) in downtown Toronto. Working front-line, in admissions, leading group educational sessions during treatment, one on one counseling sessions as well as After Care programs for Alumni.

CJ Session

It was through her work with clients that she began to create a nurturing environment that supported journaling and exploration of creativity. In 2014, she created her own Creative Journaling program along with a workbook that were easy to use, accessible and creative enjoyment as motivation for self-care, personal and professional growth.

Using journaling and the exploration of creativity to motivate, inspire and renew Self-Care.

Nicolle now specializes what she calls “Creative Self-Care” counseling sessions using journaling and creativity to help to uncover, discover and recover their lives. She now offers Individualized Creative Journaling Programs.

For info on Nicolle’s Creative Journaling program.

Nicolle gratefully dedicates and acknowledges Betty Walker, former manager of Munro House, Renascent for a unique professional mentorship. Thank you.


LYBS Rolling Earth Farm Sunshine Coast

Nicolle is co-creator and facilitator of a retreat, Live Your Best Story. As Creative Self-Care coach she co-facilitates with founder, Tina Overbury in this 3 day transformational weekend, for personal and professional development held at the Rolling Earth Farm & Retreat.

Next LYBS~Oct. 26, 27 & 28/ 2019

To register for LYBS~

I was blessed to have met Nicolle about 5 years ago on a retreat where she introduced me to Creative Journaling. I have always loved the idea of journaling and understood the mindfulness benefit but pulling the trigger and becoming a “daily journaler” was insurmountable and guilt-ridden for me. Enter Nicolle. Enter the idea that words on a page arranged in horizontal lines is not the only way to journal. Colours. Shapes. Drawings. Repetition. Scrapbook-style. What does a daily expression of self-communication look like to me? Brilliant. Easy. Guilt-free. ” R.Savoie