Emotionally Focused Therapists in Nanaimo, BC

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Photo of Cole Schafer, Counsellor in Nanaimo, BC
Cole Schafer
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
}My experiences (being a husband and father,r, 12 step recovery, and mindfulness) and training (Hakomi, Existential, Emotionally Focused Therapy) all inform my approach.
Most people I work with initially seek counselling as a result of some form of suffering. Sometimes this suffering is specific such as symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, stress or relationship issues. Other times the suffering is vague, a feeling of something being off, amiss, or worse. In either case, I meet people where they are at, either 'getting to it' (so to speak) and yet taking the time for whatever needs to unfold.
(431) 244-4990 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Bonnie Bergen
MC, CCC
I am developing skills in several areas and I work in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
My background is in working with people who have Special Needs. I hold 2 counselling diplomas and a Master of Counselling degree. I work with individuals, couples and kids. Although my work is challenging, I love my work! I look forward to meeting you and it is my honor to walk beside you as you make decisions around how you will live in relation to yourself and others.
(604) 227-8418 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Miki Flynn
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I use evidence-based tools and strategies to support clients in moving forward, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy), Mindfulness based practices, and others as they are appropriate for each client.
*** We regret that Flynn Counselling Services is not accepting new clients at this time. Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in being on our waitlist. *** I work with individual adult clients who are looking to increase the amount of joy, peace, and passion in their lives. I particularly love supporting people who are in a life transition, whether that be changes in relationship status, education, employment/business ownership, grief/loss, illness/disability of oneself or a family member, or challenges related to identity.
(778) 860-7925 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Waitlist for new clients
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Kristen Vandekerckhove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am a Registered Social Worker experienced in providing counselling to people of all ages. I work with clients who are looking for support with life's challenges and feeling ready to make a transformation in their life. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress management, and life transitions. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice including Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. With additional certifications in Yoga and Health Coaching, I focus on a holistic approach toward overall health and wellbeing.
(778) 400-1964 
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Offers online therapy
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Michelle Lynne Good
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
The following therapies have aided in developing my eclectic therapeutic background: Brief therapies, Response-Based Practice, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy,Family Systems Therapy, Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
When you searched the net or picked up the phone and called for help, you already started the change process. Through your life story, my experience and a solution-focused perspective we can explore possibilities, develop an action plan and create lasting change.Together we can explore how unique and dynamic you are as both an individual and as part of a collective.
(855) 734-1332 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Ken Genlik
RSW, RCC, RMFT
Verified
I have training in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.
Through therapy, you can save your relationships. In therapy I connect with: the potential you have to develop a nurturing, loving and caring relationship and the tender hearts behind the rigid and negative patterns that may have developed in your relationships. I believe: Relationships and desire to connect are the core of human experience. Your relationship, regardless of how severe your problems are, has the potential to become a safe and supportive base and comforting haven.
(778) 771-3784 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Eric Addleman
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Change can be challenging. I am here to help you meet that challenge head on. I have a passion for helping people navigate life transitions and to heal from past issues that may still be lingering. My counselling work focuses on helping people process and heal from the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma (intergenerational and lived experiences), and manage difficult relationships. I also support people who are navigating family conflict, self-esteem issues, health challenges, insecurity, employment complications, life transitions, sexual dissatisfaction, and grief.
(226) 909-3121 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Sirtonski
Registered Psychotherapist, BAHons, MACP, ExA, RP
Verified
Many of the problems we experience in life can be traced back to parts of ourself that are wounded or not properly integrated. I help you to reflect and make sense of your experience, and to work through areas of your life that bring discomfort. In moving through these discomforts/stuck areas in a new way, you release these wounds, become free from their grasp & move into more aligned, embodied & authentic living. We cannot fully integrate (become whole in our life) unless we heal and integrate all parts (this includes shadow work, healing parental and childhood wounds, ego work, sacred sexuality, reprogramming belief systems).
 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Fairweather (She They)
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I offer person-centered, strength-based services to support clients with anxiety, low mood, OCD, trauma healing, addiction, relationships, and sexuality. My areas of focus include: LGBTQIA2+ Affirming Counselling: I offer a safe space to explore sexuality, gender identity, and the umbrella of diverse expressions within the community.
(778) 771-3876 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Janet Walker, Expressive Arts Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
I work with children, teens & adults wishing to explore life issues using a creative approach. Is your child acting out after a traumatic experience such as a separation, divorce, or loss of family member? Is your child showing signs of frustration while trying to navigate the expectations of parents, foster parents, teachers, and peers? Have you known that there was a problem for a while, and now feel that you simply must address it? Expressive arts therapy and play therapy are powerful, intuitive, proven forms of therapy that help people express traumatic, painful or confusing life experiences, and begin the healing journey.
(604) 229-6066 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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Mia Maarika
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
My goal as a counselor is to create a safe environment and a trusting relationship so that you the client can explore and be curious about yourself even at those times when it is painful. When we grow we are going to be out of our comfort zone but when we feel safe and trusting we are more than capable to do the work to create a more fulfilling life. I use inner child work as the foundation for the work we do together.
(866) 948-9177 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Alice Curitz
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
(778) 901-2715 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
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Karin Berman
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
During times of stress, challenges, and transitions, you may find it difficult to re-define, re-balance and re-align your life and relationships, and you may feel stuck, overwhelmed, alone, and helpless. I strive to provide a safe, empathic, accepting, and calm environment that will empower you to ultimately fill and heal your emotional and relational needs through the people who matter most to you, to help increase balance in your life.
(855) 729-6129 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh
Verified
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
(855) 336-1330 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Lyris Paña
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Are you struggling in your relationship? Do you get frustrated at your partner, your mother, your co-workers or your boss? Have you thought that if you moved jobs, or countries, or changed your relationship that life would change; only to realize that you are having the same experience all over again? Sometimes we wish that people would just do what we want them to or be a certain way so that we can feel better. Often we think our relationships need to change when change must really begin within ourselves. If you are ready to look at who you are in your relationships, I'm here to help you discover who that is and why!
(778) 400-7149 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC
Verified
Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria.
(249) 700-1308 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy
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The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
We're a group of experienced, trained, and professional counsellors who serve the mid-island area and beyond. We also provide online services for those who prefer it or for those who live outside of the geographic area. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship turmoil? We can help!
(250) 616-3579 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Catherine Franz
Counsellor, BSc, MPH, RTC
Verified
Clients seek counselling when they are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, relationship challenges or other personal struggle. Counselling can help in times of challenge or crisis by offering a space to be heard without judgement, to explore solutions, and to expand perspectives on healing and wellness. Are there thoughts and patterns that are no longer serving you? Would you like to stop living from a place of fear? Is there an attitude of scarcity that is keeping you small? What does your inner wisdom know is possible, but your inner critic/ego voice whispers can’t be done or is too much?
(587) 805-2439 
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Offers online therapy
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Erin Kristine Todsen
Counsellor, MA
Verified
You’re concerned about how the pandemic has impacted your child. Your child worries more and has stopped being as carefree. You miss how things used to be. Maybe this stress has influenced your family connection. Are you spending more time together but feel more apart than ever? You feel like you’re not handling typical family challenges the same way as you used to. You are taking things more personally. Your fuse is shorter, the kids are quick to yell or cry. Feeling overwhelmed is normal but this doesn’t feel like your normal. You know what you don’t want for your family but feel unsure how to start to make things better!
(431) 531-8348 
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Offers online therapy
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Ron Lafleur
Counsellor, M, Ed, RCC
Verified
My view on counselling is based upon the level of trust and the quality of the connection that we are able to create together. In essence, the relationship that we develop together is key. I would wish to provide you with a safe, caring environment where you could come to feel completely heard and understood. I see my role as being more of a Guide, offering support while at the same time gently encouraging your growth by pointing out certain areas, thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that may be keeping you stuck, or that you may be unaware of.
(855) 694-0493 
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Offers online therapy


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Emotionally Focused Counsellors
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Nanaimo Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Nanaimo Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Nanaimo