Certified Addictions Counsellor
David Burns is a retired former member (with over thirty years of policing experience) of the Victoria Police Department and has practiced addiction care since 2002.
Dave is an Associate Member of both the Canadian and International Society of Addiction Medicine Aligned with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) recognizing International Certification and Credentialing.
Dave earned a Master’s Degree in Health Leadership; his major project was based on a comparison of abstinence-based and harm reduction addiction treatment models. As well, he has worked in the addictions field as an Addiction Counsellor, Interventionist, Group Facilitator, and Clinical Lead. Also, he continues to provide addiction care for the federal, provincial and local governments.
“If you are struggling with Addiction or Codependency issues, you’ve selected the right counsellor; this is the scope of my practice, that’s what I do. With a one size does not fit all approach, we will find ways that work for you. Getting your life back is my number one priority and I will work with you until that happens.”