Areas of Practice
My practice involves working with adults, both men and women, individually and
as couples. My clients present with a variety of issues including stress,
anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, low self esteem, grief and loss.
Trauma is often at the base of a presenting problem, so I highly value the
training that I took to work with shock trauma. Other categories of trauma that
I studied include high impact trauma, medical dental trauma and relational
The work I do with couples is highly influenced by the IMAGO therapy training I
took in Toronto with the Canadian Director of IMAGO training, Maureen Brine. Many people come to work with me after reading Harville
Hendrix's book "Getting the Love you Want" or after Oprah sings his praises!
My couples therapy combines IMAGO with other learning I have acquired over the
years which includes training with Howard Irving, one of the first people
to teach Family Mediation and noted family therapists, Salvador Minuchin and
I have always had a special interest in working with women and their issues,
particularly because I began my practice around the same time that feminism came to
Alberta. I continue that interest today as we grow, change and age.
Baby boomers are turning sixty five in record numbers and are dealing with their
retirement in their own unique way. As one of them and as a psychologist, I am
very interested in the suggestion that we boomers will be meeting new
psycho-social challenges before we reach old age.
In order to explore this new developmental stage that
is before us, I have begun to give presentations on positive aging to both
provide information on the topic and an opportunity for us to come together to
discuss our experiences of aging.
Dr. Norma G. Pelkie
Registered Psychologist #1912
Suite 220- 733 Johnson Street,
Victoria BC, V8N 2C7
Parking & Accessibility
My office is located on the second floor of Maynard Court, 733 Johnson Street
between Douglas and Blanshard streets. There is on street metered parking and a
parking garage across the street. The building does have an elevator for access
to the second floor as well as a staircase.