Our Clinical Counsellors provide individual mental health counselling to adults and teens in a supportive, positive, and non-judgemental space. When you come for your counselling appointment, you will meet with your counsellor in a private, comfortable room. Our counsellors will work with you to set goals and help you find solutions to living your best life. Each session will be tailored to meet your individual needs.

You do not need a diagnosis or even a referral from a doctor to benefit from counselling. Our counsellors take a holistic approach and consider all the different systems, relationships and interactions within your life. This helps them to determine which strategies, tools and supports will likely be most beneficial.

Some different things we have worked on in counselling sessions:

  • Challenges related to anxiety and depression
  • Struggles with adjusting to major life changes and challenges
  • Discovery of one’s identity, purpose, and role in life
  • Development of self-esteem, confidence, and a positive relationship with oneself
  • Processing past trauma, and how impacts of prior experiences are showing up presently
  • Developing realistic strategies and techniques for managing daily stress, seasons of change and unpredictability, and resiliency to navigate challenging moments in life
  • And many more

Specialities include working with clients connected with:

  • Crime Victim’s Services
  • ICBC
  • Autism Funding Unit

Therapeutic modalities and interests include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Looks at the connection between our thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and the role they play in common life challenges as well as in achieving success and personal growth. We will explore unhelpful thought patterns, assumptions and core beliefs and values. This will extend into setting small manageable goals to empower you in navigating life challenges.
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
    • The focus is on connecting with the present moment, the sensations in your physical body and exploring grounding strategies such as exercises, meditation and body awareness. There will be an emphasis on the acceptance of “what is” and support to help you make space for self-awareness and body connection, even in the busyness and overwhelm of life!
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
    • Respects the impact past and current trauma can have on our lives, and offers a safe, suportive and encouraging space to begin unpacking the heavy weight you may be carrying. Trauma work is incredibly specific to you as an individual, and focuses on the impacts on both your mind and body. Extra care and caution is taken when guiding you in and out of traumatic experiences, so you feel in control as well as giving you an opportunity to share the weight you carry. When appropriate, focus will shift to education about the brain-body connection, our survival instincts and how you can recognize and get to know your body and its responses in a safe, healthy and trusting way.
  • Client-Centered Therapy
    • The focus of each counselling session is YOU! Your concerns, needs and goals. You are the expert on your own lives and lived experiences, and it is our role to be a support, guide and mirror as you unpack what brought you to counselling. The counsellor will focus more on reflection, understanding, empathy, and validation, rather than advising, which helps empower you to realize your strengths and ability to problem solve.
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • We think is it important to understand and explore the reasons behind why you are seeking counselling, but also to shift the focus to solutions and strength-based conversations. You will leave sessions with increased confidence, self-awareness and the ability to advocate for yourself and your needs.

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