Meet Our TeamWe walk alongside you on the path of recovery.
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 - Founder
PhD (c), Sexologist (c), MA, ICADC, CCAC, CSAT, CSAT-S, CCTP, CARC, MSLCMy 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.
Perry Johnson - Facilitator
CPC, CPRCPerry first entered recovery 23 yrs ago, embarking on a journey of teaching and self-discovery that led him first-hand to understanding the desperate realities of the addict mindset. Working closely with clients on their path of recovery, Perry brings a sense of empathy to those struggling to break free from their addiction, helping to harness and nurture their assets and strengths in order to achieve goals and realize life purpose. Among Perry’s many talents is his ability to recognize behaviours and beliefs which may not serve their higher purpose, and he understands how each path to recovery is different. Seeing each client as unique, Perry works with individuals seeking to better manage their day-to-day living while remaining focused on the ultimate goal: a life filled with joy, serenity and free from active addiction.
Geri Laurence – Somatic TherapistAs 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.
Jodi Strom - Expressive Arts Therapist
MAJodi Strom is a Certified Art Therapist with expertise in addiction treatment and trauma. In the past 11 years, she has worked with adults in the abstinence-based addiction treatment industry. Prior to and alongside this, Jodi practiced art as therapy with youth in the local community. She has also been guided by local First Nations elders for the past 7 years to create a cultural-spiritual program at the same treatment facility. Jodi has a Masters of Art Education degree from the University of Victoria and a post-masters Diploma of Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. She is an active professional member of CATA and BCATA and participates in regular supervision and peer-case consultation sessions.
Jodi lives on the Koksilah River in Cowichan Station in the beautiful Cowichan Valley and is involved in the local community association, with a particular focus on preserving the river’s ecosystem. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering in the community. She also engages in her own art practice as a method of self-care, enjoyment and arts-based research.
Clayton Campbell - Counsellor & Facilitator
MSW, RSW, CCACClayton 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.
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.
Richard Osler - Poetry Therapist
Poetry TherapistDuring 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.