Kathyrn Swift

Credentials: BMT, MTA, FAMI, AVPT
Location of Practice: Client's Home, Other
Fluent Languages: English
Professional Phone Number: 604-988-4030
Type of Sessions: Individual
Minimum Number of Hours per Contract: 1
Taking Clients: Yes
Telehealth Options: Online
Insurance accepted: No
Areas of Practice: Abuse – physical emotional sexual, Anxiety and ADHD, Bereavement, Chronic illness, Chronic pain, Depression, Disabilities Physical, emotional, Emotional challenges, End of life, Grief and loss, Medical, Mental health, Mood disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Personal growth, Physical challenges, Post traumatic stress, Relaxation, Self-esteem, Spiritual Growth, Stress, Trauma, Voice Issues
Locations Served: Belcarra, Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Langley (Township), Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Vancouver, West Vancouver
Clients: Adult, Older Adult

NOTE: Since Covid 19, Kathryn currently works with clients from virtually anywhere via Zoom.

Kathryn Swift is an accredited/certified music therapist in private practice in Greater Vancouver area BC. She is a Certified Fellow in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, (BMGIM) Kathryn is also a Therapist and Supervisor for BMGIM students. She is an Accredited vocal psychotherapist (AVPT). She is qualified in the Trainings in Mandala Assessment Research Tool (MARI). Kathryn brings 20 plus years of meditation and mindfulness experience, including training with John Kabat Zinn (MBSR), Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Rick Hanson, Daniel Siegel, et al. She completed courses in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Bessel van der Kolk (Trauma), Stephen Porges (Polyvagal Theory), and Daniel Seigel (Integration).

Kathryn’s focus is in a music centered psychotherapy called Guided Imagery & Music (BMGIM), where clients are connected to feelings and images through the use of recorded music. In these sessions, she addresses a variety of areas. These may include emotional and physical health, self-development, and spiritual growth, working toward insights, integration, and transitions.

Kathryn is also trained as an Advanced Vocal Psychotherapist. Since being diagnosed with Essential Voice Tremor herself, she works with clients who also have physical and self-esteem issues around their voice.