Attachment-based Therapists in Courtenay, BC

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Christina McGill
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is my pleasure to assist clients in connecting with their innate capacity to heal, supporting them to know their inner self and to trust themselves. I have extensive experience assisting a diverse range of clients to achieve their goals, develop new skills, regain emotional balance, and increase their sense of well-being. Clients can expect to feel deeply understood and validated while being gently invited to identify distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns that interfere with their ability to live their best life.
(902) 201-9453
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Carruthers Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been supporting children & youth, and their families for the past 17 years in public education. I facilitate workshops and also do group counselling. I have a strong background in special education, which means I often observe the behaviour(s) of children and youth, collaborate with them and their families, and implement/teach tools for alleviating a child's stress. I have experience as a clinician for Adult Mental Health & Addictions in both inpatient and outpatient care from the hospital. This has benefited early recognition and prevention.
(236) 301-0065
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Rebeca Padilla
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC 1509 who specializes in EMDR & Somatic Therapy. I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and has 14 years of experience working in mental health, wellness and embodiment practices. The counselling relationship is so important, and I strive to create a warm, trusting, honest, and dedicated relational space. I truly believe my clients are the experts of their own lives, and what guides my work is the understanding that each individual has an innate ability to self regulate, heal, and feel worthy of experiencing life at its fullest.
(226) 790-0106
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Michael Falls
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, BSc, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in supporting individuals with mental and emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues. I also work with clients seeking spiritual guidance and support with LGBTQIA2S+ and complex mental health. My work is client-centered, relational, experiential, somatic, and transpersonal, and helps create a safe environment for healing and growth. My goal is to support clients in accessing their own inner wisdom and resources while healing from these challenges and improving overall well-being.
(289) 276-8209
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Nina Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
I believe we all have innate resilience and capacity for wellness – sometimes, when we encounter trauma, loss, or stress, we lose touch with those strengths. We may struggle with worry, hopelessness, self-criticism, or feel "stuck." Our relationships may suffer. At these times, we all need and deserve support. I work with each client to build self-compassion, confidence and regulation, gain insight, and grow skills for wellbeing. To me, safe, empathic relationships are the foundation of health and growth. I strive to create a safe space for clients, and attune to the heart of an issue, so that deep, lasting change can occur.
(226) 639-6026
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Carly Boyle
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am glad that you found your way here. My name is Carly Boyle and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters degree from City University of Seattle and a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Victoria. I know things can get challenging and you may be facing heavy or difficult aspects of life. And, you are so worthy of asking for support and guidance to move through what feels unbearable. I offer a gentle, open-minded and non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I value providing you with a safe, self-paced, and confidential environment to be heard, and heal in.
(778) 902-0685
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Simone Compton
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
Verified
These past few years have been more than difficult on everyone. When times seem increasingly overwhelming, you are trying to process old and new big emotions, or you are struggling to make or meet wellness goals, I can help support you in that process. Together, we can take small steps to manage your healing journey in a culturally safe, trauma-informed space.
(672) 784-5342
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Kazimea Sokil
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids, teens, and parents; couples and families; and people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Some seek better understanding of themselves, and some seek better communication with others. Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
(778) 718-5762
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Tanya Helle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Tanya, and I would be honoured to be part of your journey towards greater wholeness, healing and connection. I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of British Columbia and have over 11 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including community mental health counselling, outreach based social work, as well as working with LGBTQI+ communities. I am passionate about mental health and my goal as a counsellor is to help you learn to see yourself as you truly are; a person who is deeply worthy of love, belonging and joy.
(778) 770-5417
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Mel Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
(778) 907-4041
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Mamatoto Counselling
Counsellor, BHSc, MACP, RCC
Verified
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After 10 years of working with women and their families as a midwife, I am pleased to work with women and families in a counselling capacity. My practice is accessible to new mothers and mothers-to-be in clinic, on Skype and in clients homes. I offer individual, group and family counselling. After a practicum with CYMH I am passionate about working with children and often treat the family as an interconnected system.
(844) 553-8131
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Kristina Campbell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I agree with Carl Roger's position that all humans are oriented towards growth and self-awareness. Behaviours which once served to nurture and protect us, can become habitual and no longer useful. You are the expert in your life, and if you are seeking counselling, it is likely because what once worked is no longer serving you. In times of transition, whether by choice or demand, we often find ourselves needing new skills to cope with our anxiety, depression, panic or burnout. Our relationships are deeply impacted by our ability to communicate our needs, desires, and boundaries, and yet we are taught so few of these skills.
(506) 308-1517
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Rebecca E LaFleur
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with children, youth, adults and families in a variety of avenues for 15 years. I believe that each person has within themselves the resources to grow and achieve their goals - we all need someone who can help us get there at times, and that is what I provide. Whether it be a life transition in your life, substances or process addictions and recovery, eating disorders, anxiety, or parenting support, I can help. I am also experienced with working with children and youth who have been sexually abused, have high risk behaviours, anxiety, difficulty with school or transitions, or have suffered loss.
(250) 338-2700
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Sherina Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health and substance use issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationships, addiction and self-esteem issues.
(604) 295-5482
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Tara Hope
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
For over 30 years, emotional healing has been my life's work, and helping others my vocation. While I have worked with many people of all ages in a variety of settings and for virtually every issue imaginable, today I mainly work with mature adult women who want emotional freedom, no matter what. I am very conscientious about what I do - I want you to connect with the best counsellor for you. The (free) phone consultation I require prior to booking is geared to ensuring we are well-suited so you get the most out of your emotional and financial commitment to resolving your issue(s).
(226) 271-3433
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Courtenay, BC V9J
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Sara Turner
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We carry our life story within us. Each person has a unique collection of joys and triumphs, pleasures and pain that imprints their biology. These imprints, formed unconsciously, influence our feeling states, our decision making, self-esteem, and the way we see the world. They shape the way our nervous systems respond and adapt to challenges and change. The imprints that hold the most charge are often formed in childhood or in response to trauma, and they have the ability to create mental, emotional, and physical imbalance—to create a state of disregulation. However, we each possess the profound capacity for change.
(778) 760-2915
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Vanessa Hitchcock
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
As a former international teacher in Egypt, China and Korea, I bring cultural humility and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity into my counselling practice. Additionally, my learning from Indigenous peoples has contributed to my understanding of a holistic model of health; the interconnectedness, and necessary balance, between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s self.
(778) 608-3654
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Kate Pinsonneault
Counsellor, MACP, CIMH, RCC-ACS, CCTP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
People who experience difficulties in their relationships have often been hurt in the past. If this happened early in life, they may not even be aware of it. I help individuals, couples and family members discover and heal old wounds from early trauma or past relationships. I offer a variety of therapeutic options so you can chose an approach that is comfortable for you. Each individual determines the goals, pace, and treatment options that are the best fit for them. My client-centred practise ensures that everyone is treated with respect, confidentiality, compassion and cultural sensitivity.
(855) 982-1185
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Emma Hutchinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Emma. I am offering affordable counselling for tweens, teens, adults and couples this fall and winter as part of my MSW (Master of Social Work) practicum. I have worked in the social work field for several years with many wonderful people including parents, families and youth facing a variety of issues as well as people in recovery from substance use.
(236) 302-3807
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Courtenay, BC V9N
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Diane Brussell
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We cannot change the events or situations of our past, but we can absolutely be free from being chronically impacted, and compacted by our history. You are entitled to all of your feelings and they are an integral part of healing and living a healthy life. If you are ready to move what you are holding to a new place, I am here to support that process. You can find your voice, unpack your story, be seen and heard, I bring tools and support to make the changes you would like to make, so that you can embrace your life with love and enthusiasm. In my mind, everyone who survived their story and makes it to counselling is a superhero.
(587) 800-3617
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.