Pat has extensive experience in the field of peacemaking , conflict resolution, mediation, training and counselling. She has worked as a mediator in both public and private practice for over 20 years. Pat ’ s qualifications include degrees in English Literature , Counselling and Education and a Teaching and School Administration Certificate. She has been certified in negotiation and mediation skills through the Justice Institute of British Columbia ’ s Conflict Resolution Program and Child Protection Mediation. She has been certified to use and train others in the Virginia Satir Model of Counselling by the Satir Professional Development Institute of Manitoba.

A valued member of the Conflict Resolution/Peacemaking community in Canada, she has presented her work at the national level at many conferences. She has also presented mediation workshops in Turkey and Bahrain. Most recently, Pat has worked as a family mediator, parent coach and evaluator, with official designation from the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Manitoba, Canada in Winnipeg.

The current focus of her private practice is strength-basedparent coaching, family separation and divorce mediation, personal growth counselling, and facilitating groups  for change. Pat continues to train therapists in Dubai, Turkey and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Pat believes in helping individuals, couples and families to weather conflict and changes in their circumstances.