Welcome to the Bee True Studio

Master Therapeutic Counsellor #2449 (ACCT)
 Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #255 (OEATA)
Yoga / Mindfulness Teacher 
Creative Human and  Artist

Danielle Dickson practices from a relational, dignity driven and process oriented approach with a focus on helping folks towards authentic expression while providing a supportive environment for growth and expansion.

Her practice integrates expressive arts, eco and somatic focused practices, trauma informed mindfulness and feminist values.

The intentional space she holds for others is inspired by the beauty, complexity and intimacy found in process based art making experience. Within this space she aims to encourage and support clients to explore themselves, through inviting curiosity and play while exploring different art materials and modalities.  

Working from a centered approach she supports individuals to connect more deeply with their innate healing intelligence, capacity for self-compassion and connection.

She consider creative expression to have the power to support healing which she has observed can also lead to moments of insight, empathy, empowerment and enriching self inquiry. Her own inspiration is drawn from art making, the natural world, movement and her observation of the resilience within our human hearts.

Book a FREE 20 Minute Consultation in which we will discuss your therapeutic goal(s) and can book a possible first session (in person or virtual). 


Education & Certificates / Trainings 

Modalities: Expressive arts therapy | Ecotherapeutic | Narrative Therapy | Somatic oriented practices | Client-Centered | Mindfulness  

Registrations: Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC)  - Association for Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT)  | Certified Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT) - Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Assocation (OEATA)  

​Education: Master Therapeutic Counsellor - Association for Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (2018) | Certified Expressive Arts Therapist - Vancouver School of Expressive Arts Therapy (2018) | Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher - Red Door Yoga (2014) | Bachelor of Fine Arts - UBC Okanagan (2004)    

​Certifications & Trainings: Four Seasons of Indigenous Learning (2023-2024) | Contemplative Eco & Expressive Arts (monthly) (2022) |  Living Ritual : Wheel of the Year - Natalie Rousseau (2022) | Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out (2022)   |  Children’s Mental Health : Mindspring Mental Health Alliance (2022)  |  Covid Trauma : Mindspring Mental Health Alliance  (2022) | Trauma Informed Mindfulness (2021) |  Expressive Arts based on Nature : Masterclass with Sally Atkins (2021) |  Gathering Our Medicine : Indigenous Ways of Knowing (2021) | Mindful Relating: Intro the Hakomi method (2019)  |  Yoga Outreach - Trauma informed Yoga Training (2019)   




Bee True Studio is located in Nanaimo, BC on the Snuneymuxw Nation