Counselling

Counsellors offer help with mental health issues via in-person sessions or online therapy. This can include couples counselling, family counselling, or therapy for depression.

Counselling Services

Counselling Practitioners

DUNCAN, BC

Registered Clinical Counsellor Arukah Counselling

Arukah Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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**Counselling Services Telephone or Skype Counselling Sessions** - Lower priced Telephone or Skype Counselling Sessions are offered, please inquire with us for more details.  **Individual Counselling** - Respectful, client-centered approach.  May include goal-setting or be more exploratory.  Blend of approaches related to particular client needs   **Family Counselling** - Involves two or more individuals that consider themselves family.  Takes a respectful, family-systems approach, with an emphasis on individual and collective safety   **Couples Counselling** - Includes a blend of counselling approaches, tailored to the particular needs of the couple.  We may follow a respectful Gottman Method Couples Therapy   **Parenting and Step-families** - Respectful, strengths-based, and non-judgmental approach to parenting and step-coupling or step-parenting work.  A blend of parenting approaches and strategies to create re-connection, more effective boundaries, and to examine types of family and parenting styles.  Parenting after separation, parental alienation issues, Family Law Act   **Child and Adolescent Counselling** - Child counselling incorporates a blend of play therapeutic approaches, psychoeducational work, and behavioural aspects.  Respectful, non-judgmental, and relevant to teens.  Provide a safe, child and teen led environment to begin in order to build relationship, essential to the counselling work.   **Trauma Counselling** - 10 years of trauma-informed, specialized trauma training and counselling.  Certified Trauma Specialist, Bessel Van der Kolk approach, (www.pesi.com) Work with complex trauma and resulting impacts to well-being **LGBTQ Counselling** - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer counselling.  LGBTQ families, parenting and advocacy, sexual identity; health; and support

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LADYSMITH, BC

counselling and psychotherapy Elizabeth Morelle Counselling and Psychotherapy

Elizabeth Morelle Counselling and Psychotherapy

counselling and psychotherapy

5.0 (0)

A safe, non-judgmental place to talk about, work through and heal your anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse, grief, stress and transitions.

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VICTORIA, BC

Counselling,Chair Yoga , Counselling , Couples Counselling , Depression Counselling , Life Transitions , Meditation , Mindfulness Training , Mitzvah , Relaxation and Visualization , Restorative Yoga , Trauma Counselling , Trauma Sensitive Yoga , Yoga Instruction Body-Mind-Spirit Counselling

Body-Mind-Spirit Counselling

Counselling

5.0 (0)

It is challenging being a human! Regardless of who you are, your religious views, your gender, your income—suffering, confusion and heartache are part of life.  However,  counselling can turn these difficulties into  opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation.With a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, I work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. My approach to therapy is Holistic because, true well being occurs when body, heart, mind  and spirit are integrated. I have a special interest in a holistic approach to depression and anxiety, and existential concerns.I am inspired to  cultivate  “unconditional positive regard” for my clients. Depending on the individual, and  their situation, I draw on a array of techniques such as narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, somatic and mindful based therapies.Mindfulness  informs my work.  Rather than being lost in a story, we can  pay attention to what is happening in the present moment. By slowing down and focusing on the here and now, a deeper level of truth arises.  It’s exciting that the  research on  mindfulness and neuroscience is burgeoning. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to rewire itself, indicates that change is possible on any level, at any age, under any conditions.Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  is a natural complement to mindfulness practice. While mindfulness cultivates a non-reactive awareness of thoughts and emotions, Cognitive behavioural therapy addresses the content of our thoughts. It is often,  our distorted thinking  that creates suffering. When we can change our thinking pattern, we change our perception of ourselves and the world.I am fascinated by the body and it’s inherent wisdom. I have been teaching Yoga since 2001.  I am highly skilled at observing the body and what it is expressing.  As a Yoga therapist I use simple yogic practices to help manage anxiety and stress.  I’ve also been studying somatic work for years. Somatic work is extremely effective in dealing with trauma, regulating the nervous system and accessing other realms of deep knowing.I am also very passionate about Couples Counselling and the Emotionally Focused Therapy model developed by Sue Johnson.  It’s very inspiring to work with couples as they let their guard down, show vulnerability and move closer to authentic connection.For individuals wishing to transition gender, I provide hormone readiness assessments.It’s important to choose a counsellor that you feel comfortable with and trust. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation..

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SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC

Counselling Mindful Self Discovery - Marcia Burton

Mindful Self Discovery - Marcia Burton

Counselling

5.0 (0)

Marcia Burton is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Senior Trainer. Marcia trained with, and continued to work closely with Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi method until his death in 2011. She has taught in England, Ireland, USA and Canada. Marcia has an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Since 2000, she has used Hakomi to support individuals and families experiencing the effects of bereavement, trauma, stress-related illness, cancer, and challenges in relationship. She currently works for Island Health Authority as a counsellor for those experiencing mental health and substance use issues. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC.She has had a mindfulness practice since 1994, which includes a combination of meditation, qi gong, Hakomi, and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). “One of the many things I love about Hakomi is that it provides a framework for me to extend mindfulness and compassion into my daily life, my relationships, and my work. Hakomi reminds me to be inspired by life, and to trust the wisdom in ourselves as living beings, being blessed with a natural inclination towards healing.”Marcia is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and is offering 8 week courses in MSC on Salt Spring Island, starting in September 2016. (Look on Home Page under “Mindful Self Compassion” for details.) MSC is an evidence-based model, developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Marcia is delighted to have found another mindfulness-based method that is as gentle as Hakomi. Both use individual mindful practices and exercises in small/large groups. The main difference being the emphasis in MSC is on developing emotional resources rather than on self-study. MSC offers a beautiful set of practices to enhance one’s connection to self, to encourage motivation through kindness not criticism, and generally to shift our attention towards being nourished by life, and away from being hard on ourselves.Marcia brings a combination of gentleness, compassion, humour and playfulness to her work. She lives on Salt Spring Island, with her husband, Bob Milone. She enjoys kayaking, gardening, playing pickleball, and walking on the beach.

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