Emotionally Focused Therapists in Langley, BC

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Darcee Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V2Y
Waitlist for new clients
I offer body centred approaches such as somatic based therapies, emotionally focused therapies to assist with regulation, and Ego State Therapy (parts work, IFS informed).
I’ve been a practicing registered social worker since 2002 and hold both RSW and RCC counselling designations. I provide individual counselling to adults and seniors who are struggling with a wide range of concerns including symptoms from trauma, anxiety, low-motivation, fluctuating moods, workplace burnout and coping with chronic pain or chronic medical condition side effects. I primarily utilize trauma-focused therapies which tend to provide longer lasting relief of symptoms rather than relying on talk therapy. My clients tend to eventually move towards feeling emotionally consistent, more calm and start enjoying life again.
I offer body centred approaches such as somatic based therapies, emotionally focused therapies to assist with regulation, and Ego State Therapy (parts work, IFS informed).
I’ve been a practicing registered social worker since 2002 and hold both RSW and RCC counselling designations. I provide individual counselling to adults and seniors who are struggling with a wide range of concerns including symptoms from trauma, anxiety, low-motivation, fluctuating moods, workplace burnout and coping with chronic pain or chronic medical condition side effects. I primarily utilize trauma-focused therapies which tend to provide longer lasting relief of symptoms rather than relying on talk therapy. My clients tend to eventually move towards feeling emotionally consistent, more calm and start enjoying life again.
(587) 875-0071 View (587) 875-0071
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Justin Waller
Counsellor, MCMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V2Y
In my clinical practice I am informed by Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Hi, I'm Justin, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Langley, BC. I have worked with individuals and couples for over 8 years in the Fraser Valley. My desire for growth and understanding brought me to the field of counselling and supporting others in their journey. I believe individuals are capable of getting through dynamic life issues, yet may benefit from having a space that gives room for new insights on this journey we call life.
In my clinical practice I am informed by Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Hi, I'm Justin, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Langley, BC. I have worked with individuals and couples for over 8 years in the Fraser Valley. My desire for growth and understanding brought me to the field of counselling and supporting others in their journey. I believe individuals are capable of getting through dynamic life issues, yet may benefit from having a space that gives room for new insights on this journey we call life.
(587) 600-9103 View (587) 600-9103
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- Couples - Merkl Marriage Counselling - Simone -
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
I specialize in your unique relationship challenges. Whether you're experiencing feelings of loneliness, anger, disconnection, betrayal, or hopelessness, or just looking to enhance your intimacy, I am here to guide your journey to gaining the love and respect you deserve. Using the science & research behind proven relationship therapies can give you the best chance of success. I implement Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused, Relational Life, or Developmental Model Therapy depending on your needs as a couple or individual. I offer pre-marriage counselling to start your foundation for a lifetime of love.
I specialize in your unique relationship challenges. Whether you're experiencing feelings of loneliness, anger, disconnection, betrayal, or hopelessness, or just looking to enhance your intimacy, I am here to guide your journey to gaining the love and respect you deserve. Using the science & research behind proven relationship therapies can give you the best chance of success. I implement Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused, Relational Life, or Developmental Model Therapy depending on your needs as a couple or individual. I offer pre-marriage counselling to start your foundation for a lifetime of love.
(647) 951-9702 View (647) 951-9702
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Dawn Serra
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
I am a Certified Body Trust Provider and trained in IFS, EMDR, EFT, and somatic modalities.
I specialize in supporting people in bigger/fat bodies, couples/relationships, and cultivating self-compassion. I'm a great fit if you're looking for a fat therapist who understands the nuances of navigating the world in a bigger body. Many are looking for ways to come home to their body, are struggling with eating disorders, or want to examine their relationship to boundaries & pleasure. Clients often reach out to me because they know that I practice from a Health at Every Size(R)/anti-diet framework. Couples seek me out because I offer a gentle, playful, skilled container for strengthening and/or repairing their relationship.
I am a Certified Body Trust Provider and trained in IFS, EMDR, EFT, and somatic modalities.
I specialize in supporting people in bigger/fat bodies, couples/relationships, and cultivating self-compassion. I'm a great fit if you're looking for a fat therapist who understands the nuances of navigating the world in a bigger body. Many are looking for ways to come home to their body, are struggling with eating disorders, or want to examine their relationship to boundaries & pleasure. Clients often reach out to me because they know that I practice from a Health at Every Size(R)/anti-diet framework. Couples seek me out because I offer a gentle, playful, skilled container for strengthening and/or repairing their relationship.
(778) 601-7597 x100 View (778) 601-7597 x100
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Cameron Grunbaum
Counsellor, BHKIN, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A  (Online Only)
Then, we make a tangible plan to resolve your traumas (EFT and EMDR), break the cycles, learn practical strategies to support yourself outside of session, and ensure you are continuously improving your life and relationships.
Are you a man that struggles to emotionally connect and communicate, becomes overwhelmed by anxiety and anger, and gets lost and stuck in depression? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you tried counselling but never discovered the roots or origins of your issues, found your progress to plateau quickly, or were not able to gain anything from it? Do you have an understanding of your challenges but find yourself struggling to achieve deep, lasting changes in your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours? If so, you are ready to stop talking in circles about your issues and start tackling your problems head-on to make real progress.
Then, we make a tangible plan to resolve your traumas (EFT and EMDR), break the cycles, learn practical strategies to support yourself outside of session, and ensure you are continuously improving your life and relationships.
Are you a man that struggles to emotionally connect and communicate, becomes overwhelmed by anxiety and anger, and gets lost and stuck in depression? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Have you tried counselling but never discovered the roots or origins of your issues, found your progress to plateau quickly, or were not able to gain anything from it? Do you have an understanding of your challenges but find yourself struggling to achieve deep, lasting changes in your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours? If so, you are ready to stop talking in circles about your issues and start tackling your problems head-on to make real progress.
(506) 497-6402 View (506) 497-6402
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Ruby Sall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
I use a strengths based integrative approach to therapy, with an emphasis on emotionally focused, mindfulness, person-centred modalities, and cognitive behavioural.
The process of self-learning and connecting to our stories to make sense of our experiences, can be challenging and uncomfortable. In this journey, we can experience many difficult realties. You may find yourself lost and overwhelmed, while carrying the immense heaviness of these struggles. Therapy can be a transformative tool to support you in this journey. It is a profound honour to support children and adults foster their healing and make space for their collective emotions so they may engage in life with a larger capacity. My intention is to provide a safe therapeutic place where your voice is supported.
I use a strengths based integrative approach to therapy, with an emphasis on emotionally focused, mindfulness, person-centred modalities, and cognitive behavioural.
The process of self-learning and connecting to our stories to make sense of our experiences, can be challenging and uncomfortable. In this journey, we can experience many difficult realties. You may find yourself lost and overwhelmed, while carrying the immense heaviness of these struggles. Therapy can be a transformative tool to support you in this journey. It is a profound honour to support children and adults foster their healing and make space for their collective emotions so they may engage in life with a larger capacity. My intention is to provide a safe therapeutic place where your voice is supported.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Keri Ann Harvey
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V1M  (Online Only)
I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and have completed additional training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), DBT, and CBT.
I have a very warm and accepting approach and understand that life can be complicated and a good conversation can make a significant difference. I have experience working with a range of concerns, including couples/marital difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, family of origin concerns, life transitions and spirituality. Also, I'm thankful that I can draw upon my many years of experience helping others as a former pastor and director of a successful education-based young-adult program. I provide therapy to adults, young adults, and couples.I am happily married and have four school-aged children.
I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and have completed additional training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), DBT, and CBT.
I have a very warm and accepting approach and understand that life can be complicated and a good conversation can make a significant difference. I have experience working with a range of concerns, including couples/marital difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, family of origin concerns, life transitions and spirituality. Also, I'm thankful that I can draw upon my many years of experience helping others as a former pastor and director of a successful education-based young-adult program. I provide therapy to adults, young adults, and couples.I am happily married and have four school-aged children.
(365) 661-5060 View (365) 661-5060
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Derek Thiessen
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Langley, BC V1M
I primarily draw upon AEDP, ACT, and EFT.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that every individual possesses the innate potential to lead a fulfilling life in alignment with their core values and deepest desires. As a therapist, I prioritize building a trusting and safe relationship with my clients, empowering them to pursue growth and embrace discomfort in the pursuit of these values.
I primarily draw upon AEDP, ACT, and EFT.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that every individual possesses the innate potential to lead a fulfilling life in alignment with their core values and deepest desires. As a therapist, I prioritize building a trusting and safe relationship with my clients, empowering them to pursue growth and embrace discomfort in the pursuit of these values.
(236) 900-4125 View (236) 900-4125
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Andrea Hendy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V1M
My approach is trauma informed, and shaped by attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, and existential themes involving meaning & purpose.
Oftentimes we feel ‘stuck’ as though no movement forward is possible, or that our story is too complex to navigate and find healing from. Through my own experience, and in journeying alongside others, I have come to believe that freedom and life, even in the midst of significant pain and loss is possible. My clinical approach is unique, as I seek to incorporate the spiritual journey of the client, as understood through a Christian worldview, into the therapeutic process. I work using a parallel process of deepening your understanding of Self, and of God as you begin to reflect on your story.
My approach is trauma informed, and shaped by attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, and existential themes involving meaning & purpose.
Oftentimes we feel ‘stuck’ as though no movement forward is possible, or that our story is too complex to navigate and find healing from. Through my own experience, and in journeying alongside others, I have come to believe that freedom and life, even in the midst of significant pain and loss is possible. My clinical approach is unique, as I seek to incorporate the spiritual journey of the client, as understood through a Christian worldview, into the therapeutic process. I work using a parallel process of deepening your understanding of Self, and of God as you begin to reflect on your story.
(236) 458-0363 View (236) 458-0363
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Shay Narain
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
Some of the tools I often utilize include mindfulness-based therapies, CBT approaches, solution-focused therapy, psycho-somatic approaches, EFT, ACT, EMDR, psycho-analytic approaches, & narrative therapy.
From experience, I know that each of us is equipped with the inner strength, wisdom, and the will to survive and even thrive despite the most difficult challenges of life. I treat you as an expert on your own life. Only you truly know where you have been; where you are now; and where you would like to be. I come alongside you to hold space, ask the right questions, and support you with some tried and tested tools to help you on your journey to psychological wholeness. Thank you for considering my support in your healing journey. "These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them." – Rumi.
Some of the tools I often utilize include mindfulness-based therapies, CBT approaches, solution-focused therapy, psycho-somatic approaches, EFT, ACT, EMDR, psycho-analytic approaches, & narrative therapy.
From experience, I know that each of us is equipped with the inner strength, wisdom, and the will to survive and even thrive despite the most difficult challenges of life. I treat you as an expert on your own life. Only you truly know where you have been; where you are now; and where you would like to be. I come alongside you to hold space, ask the right questions, and support you with some tried and tested tools to help you on your journey to psychological wholeness. Thank you for considering my support in your healing journey. "These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them." – Rumi.
(902) 710-2134 View (902) 710-2134
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Jonathan Wieser
Counsellor, MA-MFT, RCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
I employ a person-centered and emotionally focused approach, supplemented with Gottman Method Couples Therapy, to help couples restore intimacy in relationships.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
I employ a person-centered and emotionally focused approach, supplemented with Gottman Method Couples Therapy, to help couples restore intimacy in relationships.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
(855) 712-9892 View (855) 712-9892
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Annie Cousland Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V2Y
I provide individual, couples, and family counselling using a variety of techniques, including person-centred therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, among others.
Clarity. Understanding. Acceptance. These are all things we want for ourselves but, occasionally, the mirror of our mind becomes clouded and tarnished by anxiety, depression, trauma, and a variety of other life struggles. This can distort how we see ourselves, people around us, and the potential for our future. We can work together to shift your view, restore clarity and hope for the present, and bring new possibilities for a transformed future into focus.
I provide individual, couples, and family counselling using a variety of techniques, including person-centred therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, among others.
Clarity. Understanding. Acceptance. These are all things we want for ourselves but, occasionally, the mirror of our mind becomes clouded and tarnished by anxiety, depression, trauma, and a variety of other life struggles. This can distort how we see ourselves, people around us, and the potential for our future. We can work together to shift your view, restore clarity and hope for the present, and bring new possibilities for a transformed future into focus.
(604) 265-6163 View (604) 265-6163
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Tricia Jeranie
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
I incorporate Person Centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my sessions.
Throughout our lifetime, moments, feelings, and changes weigh us down. It is hard to figure out how to free ourselves of this weight and how to move forward. I view counselling as a collaborative process that requires both an effort and a desire to work toward change. Some of my lived experiences include systemic racism, chronic pain, religious deconstruction, and marital transition. When I am not in the therapy room, you can find me at a local coffee shop or having a quiet night at home. I enjoy taking pictures with my film camera, painting, and spending time with those close to me.
I incorporate Person Centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my sessions.
Throughout our lifetime, moments, feelings, and changes weigh us down. It is hard to figure out how to free ourselves of this weight and how to move forward. I view counselling as a collaborative process that requires both an effort and a desire to work toward change. Some of my lived experiences include systemic racism, chronic pain, religious deconstruction, and marital transition. When I am not in the therapy room, you can find me at a local coffee shop or having a quiet night at home. I enjoy taking pictures with my film camera, painting, and spending time with those close to me.
(343) 801-4377 View (343) 801-4377
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Andrea McGeorge
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V1M
I use a blend of approaches including Emotionally Focused Couples & Gottman Method Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping).
Are you looking for a COUPLES/Relationship Counselling or Individual? I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) who is passionate about helping others heal through connection. To facilitate the healing journey, we must first feel safe enough to let someone see us in our vulnerability. Through empathy, radical acceptance, and experiential exercises, I help clients shift their old beliefs, reframe them and make space for creating new ones.
I use a blend of approaches including Emotionally Focused Couples & Gottman Method Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping).
Are you looking for a COUPLES/Relationship Counselling or Individual? I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) who is passionate about helping others heal through connection. To facilitate the healing journey, we must first feel safe enough to let someone see us in our vulnerability. Through empathy, radical acceptance, and experiential exercises, I help clients shift their old beliefs, reframe them and make space for creating new ones.
(604) 916-0336 View (604) 916-0336
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Neil Mercer Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V1M
I work primarily with adults, adolescents and families; specifically in the areas of mental health, addictions and relationship issues. I also see a lot of couples dealing with various conflicts and attachment injuries. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and personality disorders. I also have experience working with addictions (both chemical and process addictions). I have specialization in EMDR for trauma, EFT and Gottman couples therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotionally Focussed Family Therapy among others.
I work primarily with adults, adolescents and families; specifically in the areas of mental health, addictions and relationship issues. I also see a lot of couples dealing with various conflicts and attachment injuries. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and personality disorders. I also have experience working with addictions (both chemical and process addictions). I have specialization in EMDR for trauma, EFT and Gottman couples therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotionally Focussed Family Therapy among others.
(778) 402-5366 View (778) 402-5366
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Wellness North Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
Do you struggle with Anxiety, ADHD, OCD or depression? Do you get overwhelmed easily? Have challenges with your child/ youth's behaviour? I understand South Asian family dynamics and interpersonal difficulties. As a BIPOC professional with more than a decade experience in the field, I help you find peace and solutions. I support families and children/youth using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, play therapy, EFT and Family systems. I am trained to help neuro-diverse folks and with couples I use Gottman method to make their marriage fulfilling. I am also an approved clinical supervisor. After therapy with me, people leave feeling hopeful.
Do you struggle with Anxiety, ADHD, OCD or depression? Do you get overwhelmed easily? Have challenges with your child/ youth's behaviour? I understand South Asian family dynamics and interpersonal difficulties. As a BIPOC professional with more than a decade experience in the field, I help you find peace and solutions. I support families and children/youth using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, play therapy, EFT and Family systems. I am trained to help neuro-diverse folks and with couples I use Gottman method to make their marriage fulfilling. I am also an approved clinical supervisor. After therapy with me, people leave feeling hopeful.
(506) 501-9363 View (506) 501-9363
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Deneen Holder
Counsellor, BA, MAMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
My therapeutic approach is based on the importance of cultivating strong and secure attachments and is informed by the Neufeld Developmental Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I am passionate about working with individuals, children, parents, and families. I enjoy working with children with special needs and I am drawn to working with children who have experienced loss or trauma, including fostering and adoption. I love helping parents feel equipped and empowered to connect with, and parent, their children. I also love seeing hurting relationships healed and restored with both adults & children. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where connection can flourish leading to change.
My therapeutic approach is based on the importance of cultivating strong and secure attachments and is informed by the Neufeld Developmental Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I am passionate about working with individuals, children, parents, and families. I enjoy working with children with special needs and I am drawn to working with children who have experienced loss or trauma, including fostering and adoption. I love helping parents feel equipped and empowered to connect with, and parent, their children. I also love seeing hurting relationships healed and restored with both adults & children. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where connection can flourish leading to change.
(778) 784-7187 View (778) 784-7187
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Josette Marie Steel
MA, DVATI, CertA&D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
As a Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist, Substance Misuse Counsellor, Life Coach, & EFT practitioner, I am able to draw from many different directions so, together, we can build a creative healing plan that fits your specific, personal needs and enables you to reach your goals.
I'm really glad you're here. Over the past 30 years I've supported a wide variety of people on their healing journey. Together, we have worked through issues around trauma (current, historic & generational) PTSD, addiction & recovery (including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gaming, porn, shopping, relationships & gambling), sexuality & sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I have also supported people who live differently-abled lives, including those living on the autism spectrum and with Downs Syndrome. Please check out my website &/or call/text/email, to get to know me better.
As a Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist, Substance Misuse Counsellor, Life Coach, & EFT practitioner, I am able to draw from many different directions so, together, we can build a creative healing plan that fits your specific, personal needs and enables you to reach your goals.
I'm really glad you're here. Over the past 30 years I've supported a wide variety of people on their healing journey. Together, we have worked through issues around trauma (current, historic & generational) PTSD, addiction & recovery (including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gaming, porn, shopping, relationships & gambling), sexuality & sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I have also supported people who live differently-abled lives, including those living on the autism spectrum and with Downs Syndrome. Please check out my website &/or call/text/email, to get to know me better.
(778) 960-1899 View (778) 960-1899
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Olive Branch Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V1M
Life can be difficult to navigate during the best of times and having a professional, caring counsellor to guide you through your darkest or most challenging moments will empower you to find your strengths no matter your issue. We provide a wide range of counselling services to individuals, couples, youth and families including support for those with mental disorders. I have a Master Degree of Social Work from the University of Waterloo and over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I practice anti-oppressive social work and provide therapy from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, person-centred perspective.
Life can be difficult to navigate during the best of times and having a professional, caring counsellor to guide you through your darkest or most challenging moments will empower you to find your strengths no matter your issue. We provide a wide range of counselling services to individuals, couples, youth and families including support for those with mental disorders. I have a Master Degree of Social Work from the University of Waterloo and over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I practice anti-oppressive social work and provide therapy from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, person-centred perspective.
(438) 299-7634 View (438) 299-7634
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Larissa J. Konrad
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Langley, BC V1M
You may be experiencing a range of emotions as you think of going to counselling. You may be fearful or simply relieved. Whatever your experience is, know that you are courageous. Know that it is my purpose to meet you wherever you are at and work together with you in a way that is meaningful, helpful, and healing. Because all of us are unique, it is important for me to work with each client based on their personal needs. I want to tailor counselling to suit you. However, I do draw from a variety of counselling approaches and tools. Some of these include EFT, Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, and Narrative Therapy.
You may be experiencing a range of emotions as you think of going to counselling. You may be fearful or simply relieved. Whatever your experience is, know that you are courageous. Know that it is my purpose to meet you wherever you are at and work together with you in a way that is meaningful, helpful, and healing. Because all of us are unique, it is important for me to work with each client based on their personal needs. I want to tailor counselling to suit you. However, I do draw from a variety of counselling approaches and tools. Some of these include EFT, Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, and Narrative Therapy.
(778) 770-1401 View (778) 770-1401

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Emotionally Focused Counsellors

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.