Background & Training

“Be not afraid of growing slowly;
be afraid only of standing still”
– Chinese Proverb

Charlotte Sutker 2016My Story

What I’d like you to know about me is that I love being a psychologist. I love meeting people, hearing their life stories, and finding ways to help them.

When I started as a psychologist, I led workshops and retreats, facilitated many therapy groups, and gave seminars.  Later, I started a clinical office practice, specializing in body-focused psychotherapy and women’s issues.  As the years went by, I became fascinated with the energy that permeates all life and how this energy affects each person. This led me to working with people who had been traumatized, have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and for some, have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), also called Multiple Personality Disorder.

I have also studied and received certificates in Bio-Energetics, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and I have some training in BodyNamics, a psycho-physical system developed in Holland.

In addition to my psychotherapy practice, since 2001 I have been a member of the Collaborative Family Separation Professionals, formerly the Collaborative Family Law Group Victoria. I work with lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial advisors to help clients find equitable and harmonious solutions for separation and divorce.

Before I became a psychologist, I taught elementary school in Vancouver and also trained teachers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

My Training

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychology of BC (#0017).
Several employee benefits recognize this designation and allow employees to be reimbursed for the services of a psychologist.

B.A. Education, UBC
M.A. Counselling Psychology, UVic
D. Min. Spiritual Direction, Graduate Theological Foundation, USA


BC Psychological Association
Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Canadian Psychological Association
Collaborative Family Separation Professionals