Cheryle Henry is a First Nation woman of mixed ancestry from the Secwepemc and Nuu chal nulth nations. She has a degree in Child and Youth Care, has been in the helping field for 30 years, and in private practice in Counselling/Community Support in Duncan, BC since 1994. She works with people with diverse life challenges in her office, in an outreach capacity, and in her creative wellness workshops. In her Community Support Counselling (outreach) work she assists people who live with Learning Differences, Brain Injuries and/or Mental Health challenges.
Cheryle works from a cultural, holistic, social justice and response-based framework. She is passionate about assisting people to live from a place of personal mastery in self-awareness in order to creatively meet their challenges with compassion, wisdom and whole heart responses.
Over the years Cheryle has worked as an educator/counsellor for various Community programs, a co-therapist/presenter with the “Islands of Safety Program: Safety Planning Model for Urban Aboriginals and Metis Families in Cases of Violence”, and as a guest speaker for university Diversity classes as a Native Woman Elder. She is currently the president of the non-profit Orcas Society.