Chris Austin Fletcher resides on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with his partner Jenn and their two teenage sons. His passion has always been connecting with and serving youth and their families, and he demonstrates this through the love of his two sons and partner. Family has always been his most valued passion. Chris offers his clients his deep understanding of human nature with his open and caring heart, long history of experience and training and his unique programs which are based on fully nurturing and creating supportive environments so that his cutting edge techniques, clarity and compassion can assist them in their own personal growth and life transformation.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University, obtaining a major in Criminology and a minor in psychology. He has over 30 years experience working with youth and families, many identified as having the highest risk and greatest needs in the province of BC.
Chris initially started working as a Residential Youth Care Worker in group home settings. He then moved into the Senior Youth Care Counselling position at a high profile alternate school, serving the the Lower Fraser Valley. He provided individual, group and family counselling for youth, foster parents, and family members.
Chris was also the Director of the work experience/life, skills/recreation program at the Alternate School, providing and supervising job training and job placement. Chris, also created an outdoors program focused on self-esteem building. This assisted youth and their families in working through their barriers at a life changing level.
Additionally, Chris has specialized training in Conflict Resolution. He teaches bullying and Anger Prevention courses in High School and Employment Center settings, for both youth and their parents. He is also trained in addictions counselling, suicide intervention, and has experience running support groups for children of divorce, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, autism and special needs.
Currently, Chris is the co-owner and co-operator of Halfmoon Haven, a Oceanfront Retreat on the Sunshine Coast of BC. This beautiful beachfront retreat is where Chris provides his customized family, youth and men’s retreats. Chris is also currently co-writing his first book called the Nine Rings of Alignment: Keys To Self Mastery which will give insights on how to stay in full alignment with all your relations.