Stephen Balnave

16991 – RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Areas of Focus

Anxiety
Addiction
Depression
Emotional Regulation
Relationship Problems
School Issues
Stress
Trauma

Who I Work With

Children, Teens and their Families
Adults
Couples

Availability

Tuesday to Thursday: evening (Online individual counseling)
Saturday: afternoon (in-person individual, and couples counselling)

Interesting Facts About Me

I enjoy hiking and exploring nature with my wife, our dog, and our friends.

I particularly love snorkeling and being in the water.

I am also an avid board-gamer who enjoys reading and writing historical fiction and science fantasy.

Hi there, my name is Steve and I am a registered clinical counsellor. I was born in Scotland, but moved to Canada from the UK as a child. I have lived most of my life here in BC, although I worked abroad for a few years in Asia and South America. I am happily married and my wife and I have a four-legged companion we call Luna.

As a trained clinical counsellor and experienced educator, I help children, teens and adults better understand their challenges and find new paths to positive change. My gentle and relational approach to therapy offers a safe space of trust and acceptance that encourages my clients to be self-compassionate, to consider fresh perspectives on their problems, to learn new skills and strategies, and to practice courageous honesty with themselves and with others. 

I provide online individual counselling through Aster Wellness from Mondays to Thursdays in the evening, as well as in person individual and couples counselling on Saturday afternoons and evenings.

I look forward to connecting with you!

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