Barb Foston

Counsellor, MA, RCC

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Barb Foston

Counsellor, MA, RCC


Location

Offers online therapy

Wavecrest Counselling Services
5456 Altavista Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(778) 770-5348

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Announcement icon I am available for in person sessions, however, I also offer web-based/telephone counselling services for the safety of my clients.
Many of the individuals I see feel stuck and unsure of their capacity to manage life struggles independently. Providing a safe space in which to process these challenges nurtures hope and offers a sense of clarity. I intend for you to leave sessions feeling empowered to make decisions that bring you closer to living authentically. I engage with curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a bit of humour. I know that when you enter the room, you bring a wealth of experience that is unique to you. Therefore, consideration will be given to your individual characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and abilities.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor Degree in Child and Youth Care. I have extensive training in developmental psychology and cross-cultural practices and have worked over twenty years with children, adolescents, and families.
While my formal education and training guide my practice, I believe the most valuable lessons come from personal experience and from being with and learning from others. I feel honoured when invited to walk with them on their healing journey and my hope is that with me, you will find a safe trusting person with whom to explore alternate ways of being.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit. A receipt will be provided to you for submission.
Email me or call (778) 770-5348 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 17033
  • School: Yorkville University
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • Licence No. and Province: 17033 BCACC

Location

Wavecrest Counselling Services
5456 Altavista Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T
(778) 770-5348
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020
Barb Foston, MA, RCC, Counsellor in Nanaimo
Barb Foston

Counsellor, MA, RCC