MEET OUR TEAM

Armour Addiction is home to the most innovative, dynamic, and collaborative addiction treatment team on Vancouver Island.

Not only are we talented and dedicated to recovery, we also happen to have huge hearts and care deeply about our clients.
We, as a team, will support you through your recovery and walk every step alongside you.

You never have to face your recovery alone.

Jacqueline Armour -  Clinical Director & Counsellor

Jacqueline Armour - Clinical Director & Counsellor

PhD (c), Sexologist, MA, ICADC, CCAC, CSAT, CSAT-S, CPTT, CPTT-S CARC, MSLC

My counselling style incorporates several therapeutic approaches including the IITAP, Pat Carnes Sex Addiction Task model (CSAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy Utilizing my own personal experience and journey of recovery from addiction, my philosophy prioritizes active participation, relationship building, flexible and adaptable methods, inquiry, and reflection based learning. I believe in a client-initiative, collaborative approach to healing.

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Mike quarress – COUNSELLOR

Mike quarress – COUNSELLOR

MA, CSAT-S, CCAC

Mike P. Quarress has been committed to the field of Mental Health and Addictions for over 15 years serving individuals, family’s and couples struggling with a spectrum of Mental Health issues including sex addiction and betrayal trauma.

Mike uses a number of treatment modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Mike brings his own personal experience, knowledge and passion into the work he executes utilizing credentials as a Clinician at the Masters Level and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor with the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals. Mike is also a Certified Canadian Addiction Counsellor through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation as well as a Accelerated Resolution Therapy Clinician with the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

Yin-Yee Yip - Counsellor

Yin-Yee Yip - Counsellor

CD MA RCC CSAT CPTT

Yin-Yee is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with over seven years of experience working with individuals struggling from substance and behavioural addictions, mental health challenges, and trauma. Yin-Yee is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist after undergoing training from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, with a specialization in sexual addiction and financial disorders (which encompasses compulsive sexual behaviours, intimacy disorders, childhood/attachment/family of origin wounds, and unhealthy behaviours around money).

She has also completed a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist qualification to work with the partners who have experienced betrayal trauma from experiencing their loved one struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours. She is pursuing certification as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, which along with Cognitive Processing therapy; an evidence-based therapeutic modality proven to reduce the experience of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and with these two approaches is able to support clients to heal from trauma holistically.

Peter Barry - Recovery coach & Continuing Care Coordinator

Peter Barry - Recovery coach & Continuing Care Coordinator

MHA

Peter’s journey into recovery began in 2016. A graduate of Camosun’s Mental Health and Addictions Program, Peter brings both personal experience and foundational knowledge of the many difficulties around Substance Abuse and Mental Health recovery. His extensive work with individuals in recovery-based supportive living gives him a unique insight into the many day-to-day challenges of early recovery, and the opportunities to learn and grow from those experiences. His ease and ability to connect with individuals has helped him connect with many clients on a deep, personal level and helped them achieve many successes.  Having worked in, and deeply involved in the Victoria recovery community, Peter has great connections and knowledge of the services and resources available to clients to help them achieve their individual needs and goals in recovery. 

Geri Laurence – Somatic Therapist

Geri Laurence – Somatic Therapist

As a deeply knowledgeable, intuitive guest speaker, and group facilitator with over 27 years of combined experience working in addictions and disabilities, Geri has made it her life’s work to contribute to the health and welfare of others when they need it most.
Training with world-renowned industry experts, she has both founded and worked with many different organizations that support some of society’s most vulnerable populations. For the past 5 years Geri has focused solely on supporting individuals recovering from addictions and codependency and integrates her training in somatic therapy to educate and teach participants how to resolve trauma within their nervous systems. Geri specializes in working with military professionals and individuals who suffer from PTSD. Geri completed her Somatic Therapy training with the Somatic Experiencing Institute at the University of British Columbia and is also a senior yoga instructor with 20+ years of experience recognized by the Yoga Association of British Columbia and the Yoga Alliance.

Kyle Robertson - Operations Manager & Recovery Coach

Kyle Robertson - Operations Manager & Recovery Coach

BBA

Kyle is our operations manager and recovery coach. After working for some time in the business world, Kyle realized that his true passion was more aligned with working in the addiction field and helping others. Having first hand experience with addiction, Kyle knows the obstacles and barriers many face when seeking recovery. As a kind and compassionate person, Kyle meets clients where they are at. Kyle loves the outdoors, sports and working towards new goals and achievements in life. 

Richard Osler - Poetry Therapist

Richard Osler - Poetry Therapist

Poetry Therapist

During his final business chapter as a registered specialty money manager Richard rediscovered the healing power of words, first in his own life and then in the lives of countless others through his poetry writing workshops at recovery centers in Vancouver, Bowen Island and now, to his delight, with Armour Addiction. Nothing in his previous career as a business journalist, on-air business columnist with CBC’s Morningside radio program and money manager prepared him for the unexpected ways words and poems appear on paper for the participants during his workshops and open the possibility for personal growth and healing. From their own words! Richard’s own poems have appeared in literary journals in Canada and the U.S. and his first full-length poetry collection, Hyaena Season, was produced by Toronto-based Quattro books in the Fall of 2016. For further information please visit Richard’s website at recoveringwords.com.
Dale MacIntyre – COUNSELLOR

Dale MacIntyre – COUNSELLOR

MDiv, RCC

Dale has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor on Vancouver Island for 24 years. His counselling therapy work rests on foundational training in family systems theory,  in private practice and in residential addiction treatment as an inpatient counsellor and supervisor of family programs. Most recently, he has added a focus on somatic therapy and is at the advanced level of training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Using his training and experience, along with having grown up in a family struggling with addiction, he helps people understand the role of disordered substance use and related relationship issues as management strategies to cope with the effects of trauma in their lives.