As a member of an international Christian mission agency for the past 20 years, Hazel, who is originally from England, spent time in Kenya and Texas before coming to Canada. She is married with three adult third-culture sons and a daughter-in-law.
Her earlier career as a nurse, together with her later work in personnel with the mission agency, have been a good match for her compassionate and approachable nature, as well as her love for getting alongside people and supporting them in life’s difficult circumstances.
Hazel earned her MA in Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary. She has also completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and has training in spiritual direction and career counselling. In addition, Hazel has experience in interviewing, debriefing, and mentoring.
She is happy to work with anyone who is seeking help irrespective of religious beliefs. She does however, have a special passion for counselling individuals and families in missions, ministry and church leadership roles, helping them to live healthy and productive lives in their unique settings.