Robin has always been interested in the human capacity for change. When he first saw one of Diana Fosha's videos, he immediately connected to the relational and transformative aspect of AEDP. For the last five years, Robin has been a part of the AEDP Steering Committee in promoting workshops and communicating with AEDP members.
In 2013, he started his private practice at Core Counselling, which services the Fraser Valley. Last year, Robin was asked to develop a school program that works with students and their mental health concerns. Through this experience, Robin has developed a passion in working with teenagers and young adults. The program uses AEDP principles to process painful experiences with students, while directing them towards transformative experiences with both adults and peers. Currently, his primary goals is to create a community of support that engages, parents, educators, and outside agencies in an environment of care that can address a variety of issues such as self-harm, panic attacks, body image issues, and attachment wounds. In part, Robin believes that young adults face immense challenges in their identity development as a fast paced digitized society hinders the development of secure attachment based relationships that often are needed to navigate disappointment, loss, and crises.
In his spare time he enjoys time on his farm, surrounded by friends and animals. Though, not necessarily all of them together in one room. He is also in the process of writing a book about his experiences in developing a therapeutic program for teenagers.