About Dr. William Shannon

Dr. William Shannon graduated from high school in 1971 after completing courses in all sciences and mathematics. He was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. He then attended Selkirk College in Castlegar (1972) and majored in chemistry, biology and calculus. From college he transferred to university in France, Switzerland and the United States, where he received extensive training in theor­etical physics and psychology (1973-1978). Among his professors were several world-renowned researchers such as Dr. Brian Josephson, winner of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of quantum mechanical tunnelling, and Dr. Stephen Hawking, who is an authority on time, space and black holes, with major contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity.

After returning to Canada, Dr. Shannon resumed his training in chemistry and calculus (1979). From college, he transferred to UBC (1980) where he took further training in genetics, microbiology, biostatistics, calculus and medical terminology. While at UBC, he received a scholar­ship in genetics and was recognized with a UBC Alumni Award. From UBC, he transferred to CMCC in Toronto to take his formal training (1981-1985). Training included anatomy, pathology, histology, microbiology, community health, female care, pediatrics, geriatrics, abnormal psychology, emergency care, physiology, radiology (technical and diagnostic), clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, neurology, biomechanics, infectious diseases, orthopaedics, electrotherapy, embryology, biochemistry, nutrition and jurisprudence.

Most professors were PhDs and MDs from U of T and DCs with specialties in radiology, clinical diagnosis and orthopaedics. Orthopaedics was taught mainly by residents who had trained under Dr. W.H. Kirkaldy-Willis and Dr. David Cassidy.

Dr. Shannon studied anatomy under John W.A. Duckworth, MD, who taught medical school at U of T for 35 years. Dr. Duckworth is renowned for his contributions to U of T’s anatomical museum and Moore’s Anatomy.

Dr. Shannon studied radiology under Dr. Terry Yochum and Dr. Lindsay Rowe, who are the authors of Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, which is now standard text in hundreds of medical schools.

Dr. Shannon has been in private practice for 25 years and is certified to practice in Canada and the United States.

Tina Shannon, P.C. Acc. (Honors)
Bridgewater Counselling Services

A Warm Welcome to Counselling – A Message From Tina at Bridgewater

The professional relationship between patient and counsellor is at it’s best when the needs of the patient are met with understanding, empathy and guidance for the well-being of the patient at all times. Here at Bridgewater, we strive to best match the type of therapy suited for the different issues or emotional difficulties one might be experiencing in their lives.

About the Counsellor

Tina worked as a Professional Makeup Artist/Esthetician early in her career. From 1979 to 1991 she was at CBC. In the 90’s Tina became a medical office manager after completing office management and supervisory skills courses at Okanagan University. Tina worked for a medical clinic for many years. Later she opened a government accredited Makeup Artistry and Esthetics School. She was the Director/ Instructor, and developed several curricula. The school grew and she hired five more instructors. Advanced Clinical Esthetics was later added. It was the first accredited course of its kind in Canada.

Counselling became a natural part of working with students in regards to career and personal issues. This inspired Tina to take up Counselling as a profession. In 2011 Tina took a Professional Counselling Skills Course. She graduated with Highest Honors. She then enrolled in a MSc. in Psychology at Roehampton University in London, England. She concluded her studies in 2017 and is now a Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

As part of her studies, she was required to do a Research Project. She chose Body Dysmorphic Disorder as it applies to Plastic Surgery. In her Counselling Practice at Bridgewater, Tina offers General Counselling with a Special Interest in Perisurgical Counselling for the Psychological issues encountered by patients considering or having had cosmetic surgery. She has now assembled a Screening Protocol for Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Therapy Fees:

  • Initial Visit $120. for 75 minutes
  • Subsequent Visit $90. for 60 minutes 6 consecutive sessions total of 6 hours $540.
  • Longer Treatment Plans priced by inquiry

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