Vij Richards is a Registered Nurse with a certification in Occupational Health. She has worked over 30 years in health care, in England, Poland and Canada. When she returned to work in a hospital setting as an occupational health nurse in 2006 she was not prepared for the stories around conflict, violence and workload stressors that staff needed help with. Not having the tools in her own toolbox to support the staff, she returned to school to become a Registered Psychotherapist, graduating in 2012 from Transformational Arts Centre, Toronto. She now counsels the staff of a large community hospital as well as being in private practice.
She is happy to support communities as well as the helping professions to find ways to support themselves by offering easy to learn, evidence-based tools for stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario