Jocelyn Rose is a Registered Professional Counsellor and a Life Coach. She has 19 years of experience working with people which has given her a working style that is calm, clear, direct, uplifting and fun.
Jocelyn majored in Psychology at Notre Dame University in 1976. She realized that traditional Psychology was not her calling as she struggled with the categories it attempts to place people into. Her view of the world is one that encompasses much more individuality and spirituality. It encourages people to find their own unique “space” and a way of being, that nurtures their passions, and is fulfilling to them. Her innate desire to help people led her instead, to become a Professional Consultant, providing Team Building courses and seminars to corporate clients.
Jocelyn sees herself as a catalyst for education by bringing people’s beliefs forward into the 21st century. She teaches them a “lightness of being” by sharing and having fun, and does this with love, humour, honesty, and integrity.
Jocelyn on Relationships:
“Relationships are going through an incredible shift right now. The old school of thought doesn’t take into account the many challenges that modern couples are facing. The Relationship Telecourses are a natural extension of my work as a Life Coach and Counsellor. They also provide me a wonderful opportunity to reach many people at once, in a convenient, confidential, accessible forum.”
Jocelyn’s Specialization in STDs:
She became specialized in herpes after meeting Dr. Stephen Sacks, who was a renowned virologist and researcher in the herpes field. Dr. Sacks was the Director of the Viridae Clinic in Vancouver and Jocelyn mentored under him there. This gave her the knowledge and understanding necessary to enable her to teach people living with herpes how to reach beyond the stigma and stereotypes they encounter. She eventually merged her work with her herpes clients into her existing private practice. Since the closing of the Viridae Clinic in July 2004, she continues to work with other STD organizations, keeping abreast of recent developments in the field. Read Jocelyn’s tribute to Dr. Stephen Sacks.
“I see the Herpes Resource Centre and the Herpes Telecourses as much-needed resources. I am excited about the opportunity they provide to reach more people.” She hopes to bring herpes out into the open and to educate people about the virus, thereby reducing the stigma and shame that surrounds herpes. Jocelyn’s knowledge and experience is unsurpassed by any other coach and/or counsellor working within the herpes field.
Jocelyn Rose is a Professional Registered Counsellor, a member of the Canadian Counselling Association, and a member in good standing of the International Coaching Federation.
Jocelyn has been interviewed by BCTV, CKNW, British Columbia Business Magazine, the Georgia Straight and Fashion Magazine.