Paul PennerM.A. Counselling, CPCS
Paul has been practicing as a full time professional counsellor since 1986, investing his life to help others navigate their challenges and find hope. In 1997, he made the decision to settle in Morden and joined Pembina Counselling Centre as the Executive Director. In 2019, Paul assumed the role of Clinical Director and is a certified Clinical Supervisor.
Paul’s journey in counselling has been shaped by his training under Dr. Larry Crabb at Grace Seminary in Indiana and Providence Seminary in Manitoba. Through his training and almost 4 decades of full time counselling experience, he has gained a deep appreciation for people’s conflicts and challenges. Paul believes that understanding, acceptance and caring can lead to connection and insight that facilitates insight, direction and increased hope. His aspiration and personal mission is to value every individual and invest his time, energy and resources to awaken their capacities, to enrich what has been awakened, and to empower people toward their potential, as far as he has a role in doing so, for personal and meaningful relating.
Over the years, Paul has sought additional training to expand his facility in various areas. He has specialty training in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) Therapy. From issues of trauma, addiction and mood disorders, parenting concerns, spiritual matters, and issues within marriages and families, plus numerous hours of reflection, he has sought to better equip himself to address a broad range of life issues. “I feel privileged to journey with my clients into the challenges they face. It is my hope that by connecting with, and understanding my clients and their concerns, they can gain insight and direction that empowers them and leads to personal healing, more capacity for aliveness and fulfilling relationships.”