Courtney Wren-Mabbutt

Courtney Wren-Mabbutt

Masters of Clinical Social Work

Embodiment~ Connection~ Flow

Courtney Wren-Mabbutt, Masters of Clinical Social Work, is a therapist offering counselling in Nelson and Winlaw, British Columbia. She works with individuals, couples, children, and families. She is registered with the BC College of Social Workers.

Courtney and her husband live in Winlaw, BC and are passionate about this place on the land and the people here. She is excited to join the Emery Herbals Healing team one day per week and to contribute directly to her community.


Somatic Experiencing- healing trauma and the nervous system
Embodied Spirituality
Relational/ attachment / bonds/ intimacy
Systemic/ family constellations/ Ancestral generational healing
Shamanism/ healing in nature/ ceremony
Heart-based healing

“Life is a somatic-embodied-felt experience. My own healing and that of others has shown me that the journey is to connect to and listen to the organic wisdom of our selves, our beings and our bodies as life moves through us and as we co-create with life. I hold space for people to learn how to listen to their experience compassionately and mindfully and to live from this awareness. I understand that our bodies and souls heal when we are in healthy connection to others, ourselves, and the land. In sessions together the focus will be on having a shared experience that creates change in the felt experience of your life.

I support people in moving from the head to the heart. This work is supported through my training in the healing of trauma in the nervous system using Somatic Experiencing. I work in a safe and relational way with relational/ couples bonds, pre/ perinatal trauma, early attachment trauma, generational trauma, shock trauma including car accidents and injuries; pre and post surgery, and developmental trauma in a safe embodied way. This work returns each nervous system to it’s healthy, regulated rhythm, able to be resilient and adaptive in the face of stress, and better able to contain and support authentic creative aliveness!

I work with Systemic/ Family Constellations, an approach to working with generational and collective healing. I have followed my own spiritual path in Shamanism, incorporating ceremony, ritual, and connection to the land into my life and work. I offer shamanic journeying and co-creative ceremonies/ rituals.”

Here’s a list of some of the issues I can support you with: relationship issues, grief/loss, sexuality, gender, sexual abuse/assault/harassment, emotional, physical and psychological abuse, anxiety/panic attacks, trauma, depression, end of relationship, addiction, attachment, boundaries, body image, illness/pain/disease, mental illness, learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, family dynamics, finances, identity, spirituality, youth, and healing your heart.

While we will decide together what your specific intentions are in our work together, the intentions I bring to my work is to help you experience the following in your life:

Being present in the moment
Having a felt sense of life
Experiencing more calm, ease and flow
Having deeper connection with self and others
Greater family and relational harmony
Better able to meet life’s challenges
Able to connect with, allow and put into action your creative life energy and sense of Alive-ness
Feeling more at home in your body
Greater connection to your place on this earth, in your family lineage and your community

Insurance/ coverage
Many benefit plans cover masters of social work. I am also open to providing direct billing if you and I can work together to set it up and work out the particular details- each insurer has a different process so it’s always a unique adventure….