Meet our Registered Clinical Counsellors
Our counsellors are all part of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and have a Master’s degree in counselling. Please read the individual biographies of our Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) before booking sessions. To read our biographies, please click on our photos below.
Areas of focus
- Anxiety: stress management, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety
- Depression: low mood, depressive episodes, dysthymia, bipolar disorder
- Culture and identity issues: life transitions, integration issues, relocations, cultural differences, family conflicts
- Trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma (early childhood), grief
- High sensitivity: health problems, work-life imbalance, emotional overstimulation
- Self-esteem: low self-esteem, body image issues, self-acceptance issues, and others such as self-defeating behaviour or self-injurious behaviour
- Relationships: rebuilding trust, fractured relationships, infidelity, resentment, reconnection
Is your specific issue not listed? Please contact us for more information.
Who we work with:
- Teens (age 13-18): any parent of a teenager knows that they have emotional ups and downs. It is perfectly normal for young adults to feel overwhelmed from time to time during this developmental phase in life. However, when you notice that your teen is having a difficult time at home or in school, we do recommend working with our Registered Clinical Counsellors. Common stressors include:
- Divorce, separation or family issues can be a huge trigger for negative emotions. Some children have difficulties to cope with this major life transition and this can cause negative emotions such as sadness or anger, but might also lead to unhealthy behaviour patterns such as acting out or substance (ab)use.
- School pressure can also cause negative feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. Sometimes teenagers find it difficult to adjust to new schools, make new friends, or feel not ready to make future decisions.
- Bullying: It is very important to notify someone (the school or counsellor) when you notice that your child is being bullied. Counselling is an effective way to re-build their low self-esteem or address negative self-talk, and find a way to create healthy coping strategies when dealing with bullying.
- Sexuality: Development of sexual identity after puberty, and the transition into intimate relationships can be a time of confusion, anxiety, and self-doubt. Members of the LGBTQ community may feel further isolation that also requires resources & guidance.
- Students: Going to college or university means a major life transition - everything is new and sometimes it feels like you "need to start over." Students find it hard to know what to expect and it is common that the transition from secondary school to college/university is perceived as highly stressful. Studying and preparing for exams are part of the stress, but other stressors can also include: the feeling of isolation, work-life imbalance, acute or chronic mental health issues, financial difficulties, cultural differences, fear of failure, etc. At times, students tend to forget how important self-care is. During our sessions, we will look for healthy coping strategies which will help you feel balanced again. Click on the button below to find out more about our student package.
- Adults that are looking to improve their coping skills when dealing with major stressors, mental health issues or life changes/transitions. Counselling can provide you with new techniques or skills that can be helpful during daily activities, relationships, and career ambitions. Additionally, through counselling we will help clients to achieve personal goals, and gain a greater insight in your life.
- Couples counselling focuses on helping couples resolve their problems or issues that may be plaguing them or causing distress. Counselling teaches new ways to communicate effectively, develops strategies to manage conflict resolution, explores techniques to cope with stress, and helps rebuild trust after the build-up of resentment or even infidelity. Couples therapists will often assign some homework where you can apply the new skills to your day-to-day interactions. The process requires a commitment to the (personal) work and is most successful when both partners are motivated to make changes.
Student package available!
This package is designed for students who are in need of counselling and who are financially responsible for their counselling sessions.
- Individual counselling sessions are 50, 75 or 100 minutes
- Couples counselling sessions are 75 or 100 minutes
- Couples therapy with Lynn and James: please contact us for more information and rates
- Group counselling: based on availability and demand. More information will be shared shortly. Possible group counselling sessions are coming up in March 2019 for people who are struggling with anxiety. Please let us know if you are interested in group counselling, so we can put you on our call list.