With an intimate and personal knowledge of addiction, Clayton has completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Thompson Rivers University, an Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMaster University, is a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CACC) with the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW). His proudest accomplishments, however, are his three young daughters.
Clayton brings an extensive and rich history of experiences working in and around the addictions recovery field. Clayton is a solid proponent of recovery and carries a pervasive belief that anyone is capable of change no matter what obstacles they may be facing. With this belief in mind, Clayton employs an array of therapeutic skills in his work as a Counsellor and Registered Social Worker specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Biopsychosocial instruments of change, Indigenous Theory, and anti-oppressive practices through client-centred and strengths-based approaches.