Paul Griggs (he/him/his) is a CBT Therapist at Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates. Paul is in the process of completing his Masters of Counselling Degree at City University and working towards becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Paul’s clinical focus is working with those from various business backgrounds, including management and entrepreneurs, as well as assisting individuals with life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships and other wellness issues for both men and women. He is passionate about helping individuals overcome stress, burnout and developing healthy coping mechanisms. Paul strives to create a gentle, kind, and compassionate environment, to help clients focus on their strengths and abilities to help make positive changes in their own lives.
Paul uses evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and likes to incorporate Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR) into his clinical sessions.
Paul has been working as a CBT therapist since 2019 and is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Before shifting his career into mental health, Paul had over 20 years of experience as an executive leader, coach, and business owner. Paul has extensive experience in business development and management and holds a degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych & Associates, Paul served as Vice President at Informa plc. Based in London UK, Informa is the world’s largest events and publishing company employing over 11,000 staff worldwide and trading on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Paul successfully started and managed a business in Vancouver before selling it to a privately owned company in 2010.
Paul currently provides executive leadership coaching and business consulting for companies looking to diversify sales, increase their revenue and streamline their business processes. In addition to his role with Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates, Paul is an advisory board member with the British Columbia Career Development Association.
Born in Vancouver, Paul has always appreciated the outdoors and enjoys exploring the west coast throughout all the seasons. Paul is also an avid practitioner of meditation, a writer and reader. He believes we all have a purpose in life and is passionate to continue learning about his and helping others discover theirs.
Paul works closely with Dr. Samra in the development of treatment plans and under her clinical supervision and practices out of his downtown Vancouver office.
*** Please note: All clinicians work under Dr. Samra’s treatment supervision and oversight, and are well versed in cross cultural issues, dynamics and sensitivities. ***
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