About Pam Kozdrowski
I like lists. I like collections. I have bits of paper everywhere with lists, ideas and humbling thoughts jotted down on them. Here are some of those bits & pieces that may give a sense of how I might support and create space for full self expression of your child.
: leans on creativity and nature to soothe
: leads with intuition
: encourages victories
: facilitates joy and connection
: embodies seasoned fierce wisdom and humility
: embraces my neurodivergence
: notices and listens to senses and sensation
: gives grace to being a beginner everyday, every time, all the time
compassionate : genuine : authentic : straight forward : loyal : sensitive : accepting : playful : empathetic
On what I value:
: learning from collaboration, beautiful mistakes and experimenting
: reverence for nature and the land we live on
: deep engagement
honesty : integrity : trust : kindness : connection : patience : curiosity : freedom : willingness : understanding : joy : trust
On our time together:
Our journey is about unfolding, and discovering who we are. In play. In quiet. In allowing.
In full self expression. Being held in unconditional positive regard and inherent worth. There is no set destination, no achievable end point on this path; it’s about the journey itself, and being together.
: discovering how we feel
: noticing what we notice. noticing what we find beautiful and what sparks awe
: following our hearts and what we find interesting
: expressing what lives in our bodies
: finding joy
Our touchstones will be compassionate witnessing and presence. It is my privilege to be granted the sight of the essence of another. To walk with them, to believe them. To bask in their particular wonderfulness.
Expressive Arts Therapy
15 minutes Free
Meet and greet. An opportunity to meet and ask questions about expressive arts, share what you are looking for in therapy, discuss possibilities in ways to work together. See if it is something you want to try or it may be a good fit.
Expressive Arts Therapeutic Counselling
Expressive arts therapy is a way of being with situations and emotions that may feel stuck or challenging. Through the art modalities (such as play, story telling, poetry, sound, movement, visual arts, photography, mindfulness, etc.) people can feel supported and lower the pressure to ‘figure things out’ or ‘fix’ a problem. It is a resource oriented way of working, meaning you will uncover your gifts and tools; growing your capacity to see play as a resource; while being supported and witnessed by a compassionate, gentle and artful guide/playmate/therapist. There is no need to have a background in art; No special skills are required, we will work with what we have or what may be needed (low skill high sensitivity).
Adaptive and Modified Therapy
If you have diverse needs around time or how you like to check in, you have choices. If you have a way you like to communicate that you don't see listed below, please reach out. Let's chat about your preferences.
Neurotypical writing standards do not apply here. In fact, expressive exchanges of voice/sound messages, memes, emojis, or your creations are highly encouraged. I'd love to see pics of your collections, lego creations, or special interest. I'd enjoy hearing your playlist, watching a video you recommend or a gif of your art piece.
This is an hourly service where counselling takes place over the client's preferred AAC/text messaging platform within the traditional hourly session.
$ 130 per hour of reading and writing.
One Week Text-Based Session
Removing the urgency and constraint of time. This allows the client to approach the therapeutic experience when they can, at a place they prefer. Therapy requires proper opening and closing of the session. The client can choose a period of 7 days where the client and therapist exchange emails or texts.
$130 per hour of reading and writing.
Letter Writing Pen Pals
The counsellor and client engage in long-term communication through narrative, pen pal reciprocal style, letter writing. Occasionally, the counsellor may offer the client letters from the perspective of a problem, skill, strength, or as a witness. The client is supported in a process of building and recognizing self-compassion and emotional awareness.
No time limit or urgent pressure.
$130 per hour of reading and writing.
Nature-Based Expressive Therapy
Forest & Beach AWE WALKS
AWE Walks are offered in Victoria and Duncan, BC. We will walk, sit and play in beautiful surroundings exploring what we are attracted to, finding pleasure in our own knowing - collecting, noticing, and making choices of our own desiring. Using our senses to encounter and investigate the world and our own positive sensations. These gatherings are child-led with invitations to explore and experiment with what is beautiful, interesting and important to the child.
$130 per 45min
Pam offers special appointment spots that allow last-minute cancellation to accommodate children with pathological demand avoidance or clients whose capacity for social engagement may come and go.