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Barb Foston
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
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Barb Foston

Counsellor, MA, RCC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
5456 Altavista Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T
Let's Connect (778) 770-5348
The individuals and families 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 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 as we take steps that enable you to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
I engage with curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a bit of humour. Whether diagnosed or not, I have a heart for individuals who are affected by ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma. I use a trauma informed integrative approach, incorporating attachment theory, internal family systems, emotion focused therapy, CBT, DBT, and somatic practices.
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.
Call or Barb Foston now for a free 15 minute consultation - (778) 770-5348

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Wavecrest Counselling Services

5456 Altavista Drive

Nanaimo, BC V9T

(778) 770-5348
I am available for in person sessions, however, I also offer web-based/telephone counselling services for the comfort of my clients.
I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety and Depression 
$140 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (778) 770-5348

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Wavecrest Counselling Services

5456 Altavista Drive

Nanaimo, BC V9T

(778) 770-5348
I am available for in person sessions, however, I also offer web-based/telephone counselling services for the comfort of my clients.
I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety and Depression 
$140 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $140
  • Couple Sessions $160
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
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Please verify your health insurance coverage prior to your first visit. Upon payment, a receipt will be provided to you for submission.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
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Please verify your health insurance coverage prior to your first visit. Upon payment, a receipt will be provided to you for submission.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of British Columbia / 17033 Barb Foston
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Victoria Child and Youth Care Degree / 2012
  • Attended Yorkville University, Master of Arts Counselling Psychology, Graduated 2018
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I am an ADHD certified clinical services provider with over 20 years experience supporting individuals and families with diverse abilities.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
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I am an ADHD certified clinical services provider with over 20 years experience supporting individuals and families with diverse abilities.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Behavioural Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC

2 Endorsements

Jemma Cerson - Hemlock Grove Therapy
Jemma Cerson - Hemlock Grove Therapy
Registered Social WorkerMSWRSW
Barb delivers quality support with sought after expertise and therapeutic skill. Her warm relational presence invites deep connection and trust. She truly cares about clients, their lives, and helping them reach their personal goals.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC

Location

Primary Location

Wavecrest Counselling Services

5456 Altavista Drive

Nanaimo, BC V9T

(778) 770-5348

Nearby Areas

Postal Codes

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I am available for in person sessions, however, I also offer web-based/telephone counselling services for the comfort of my clients.
Call for a free consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
"
I am available for in person sessions, however, I also offer web-based/telephone counselling services for the comfort of my clients.
Call for a free consultation now - (778) 770-5348
Barb Foston
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Last Modified: 5 Mar 2024