About Us

Catherine Traer-Martinez RMT, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Catherine has been a clinical counsellor at the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre in Victoria, BC, since 1994. She provides individual, couple, and family counselling as well as facilitates support groups. Catherine specializes in Somatic Therapy – a leading edge counselling approach based on understanding the impact of chronic stress and trauma on the brain and nervous system. She is also a Therapeutic Touch practitioner and supervises the Therapeutic Touch volunteer clinic at the Cancer Centre. In addition, she is a Registered Massage Therapist and has a home-based private practice in both massage therapy and Somatic Therapy.