About Me

Fiona Bradford MSW RSW
250-688-0612

1006 7th Avenue, P.O. Box 414
Invermere, British Columbia

About Me

I am a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia, and I also belong to the British Columbia Association of Social Workers.  This means I have met the academic requirements to practice social work in this province.  I have undergone a criminal record check, and have supplied the board of registration with references attesting to my abilities as a social worker.  The social work association provides a Code of Ethics for social work practice, and supports the profession of social work in this province.

I began my working life as a professional forester in British Columbia.  I completed a Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the University of British Columbia, and then worked for seven years in varying aspects of the province’s forest industry.  I had great experiences in this career, but realized that I wanted to work in a profession that focussed on the well-being of people.

I returned to the University of British Columbia and completed my Bachelor of Social Work.  Through this program, I found space to explore working with groups, families and individuals to help people through challenging aspects of their lives.  I spent time as an addictions counsellor at an inner-city high school, and in a spinal cord rehabilitation centre in Vancouver.  I returned to Invermere where I became a school social worker at the local high school for three years.

I then attended university to pursue further instruction in counselling, and I completed my Masters of Social Work in Vancouver.
leaf-100This program gave me the opportunity to be part of the kidney transplant program, and the adolescent eating disorders program.  I returned to Invermere and worked with the provincial government as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for two years.

In 2010, I expanded my social work practice and opened Bradford Counselling.  This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with both children and adults and assist people in making their lives more enjoyable and fulfilling.  Since this time, I have worked with many clients, both residents and visitors, who have made positive and lasting changes in their lives.