Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
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.
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Atwal Counselling and Consulting Inc.
Counsellor, MCP, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Taking the first step towards counselling can seem overwhelming when faced with issues that prevent you from living the life you had imagined. I believe that one has the courage and compassion to break that cycle and move towards healing. I am Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience working with children, youth, families, and individuals. I have worked as a therapist and a group facilitator with vulnerable populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict, trauma, separation, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship conflict, know that change, growth and healing are possible.
Children (6 to 10)
(604) 373-4536
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Taking the first step towards counselling can seem overwhelming when faced with issues that prevent you from living the life you had imagined. I believe that one has the courage and compassion to break that cycle and move towards healing. I am Registered Clinical Counsellor with experience working with children, youth, families, and individuals. I have worked as a therapist and a group facilitator with vulnerable populations. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict, trauma, separation, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship conflict, know that change, growth and healing are possible.
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Andrew Bertram
Counsellor, RCC , MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you feeling stuck in your circumstances, knowing your life should feel more fulfilling and meaningful? Maybe you are struggling in the areas of depression or anxiety. Or, perhaps your challenges are relational, hitting you where it hurts in the areas of core relationships with loved ones. Let me help! I am skilled, broadly trained, and confident I can help to resolve these issues!
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 717-7186
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Are you feeling stuck in your circumstances, knowing your life should feel more fulfilling and meaningful? Maybe you are struggling in the areas of depression or anxiety. Or, perhaps your challenges are relational, hitting you where it hurts in the areas of core relationships with loved ones. Let me help! I am skilled, broadly trained, and confident I can help to resolve these issues!
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Kathryn Joy Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Island Clinical Counselling is now accepting clients onto a waitlist. New clients will be seen in Spring, 2021. Contact to reserve a spot. To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 718-5446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Island Clinical Counselling is now accepting clients onto a waitlist. New clients will be seen in Spring, 2021. Contact to reserve a spot. To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
Lurline Raposo
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RPT, BCRPT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or experiences leaving you feeling triggered or stuck? Are your child or adolescent's behaviours leaving you worried? Do you long for meaningful connections in your closest relationships? Are conflicts leaving you distressed? Together, we will foster self-compassion and co-create a plan that moves you forward in the direction of what is most important to you. Let's engage your curiosity to help you rediscover your best self or support improved relationships. There are times and circumstances where there seems to be no words -- my strategies can help.
Children (6 to 10)
(855) 224-3037
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Are uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or experiences leaving you feeling triggered or stuck? Are your child or adolescent's behaviours leaving you worried? Do you long for meaningful connections in your closest relationships? Are conflicts leaving you distressed? Together, we will foster self-compassion and co-create a plan that moves you forward in the direction of what is most important to you. Let's engage your curiosity to help you rediscover your best self or support improved relationships. There are times and circumstances where there seems to be no words -- my strategies can help.
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Barb N. Aronchick-Zachernuk
Counsellor, MA, MEd, CCC, RCC, RPTSCPT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
Children (6 to 10)
(855) 730-0987
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Children (6 to 10)
Human beings are complicated- and so often we attempt to reach out to others using words to express our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours. With children/youth, we see additional communication barriers because of fewer words and limited life experiences. Being part of a family system should bring safety and emotional support to each family member, but sometimes the family, on its own, cannot do this. This is my work- we become partners in the process of change- discovering strengths, and building on them.
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Sarah Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
I work with children , families and youth who are struggling and wanting to find ways to make improvements. It is my role to assist you in developing clear goals and implementing practical and effective strategies for positive change.
Breath Control Therapy
Licensed Practical Nurse, BCT, OAC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Breath Control Therapy offers breathwork techniques and breathing exercises critical for rehabilitation from both physical and psychological injury and illness but also to maintaining conditioning and improve sports performance.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 767-5965
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Children (6 to 10)
Breath Control Therapy offers breathwork techniques and breathing exercises critical for rehabilitation from both physical and psychological injury and illness but also to maintaining conditioning and improve sports performance.
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Ann Elizabeth Holroyd
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
The process of choosing a counsellor begins long-before you arrive at the first session. Often there is a feeling within ourselves that something is just not right. It may be a time marked by a great deal of personal introspection or it could be an intervention from an external source -school, family, friends, your doctor - that motivates contact with a therapist. As a person-centred therapist, I will work with you to establish a meaningful relationship where you feel safe to explore and resolve issues that fit your unique needs at this moment in time.
Children (6 to 10)
(844) 611-0716
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Children (6 to 10)
The process of choosing a counsellor begins long-before you arrive at the first session. Often there is a feeling within ourselves that something is just not right. It may be a time marked by a great deal of personal introspection or it could be an intervention from an external source -school, family, friends, your doctor - that motivates contact with a therapist. As a person-centred therapist, I will work with you to establish a meaningful relationship where you feel safe to explore and resolve issues that fit your unique needs at this moment in time.
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Chloe McKinley
Counsellor, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 488-5349
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Chloe McKinley, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and behavioural consultant, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals and families seeking counselling support. Chloe specializes in addressing the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, embracing cultural and gender diverse LGBTQ2 communities. She is one of the few counsellors on Vancouver Island to offer both clinical counselling and behavioural consultation. Chloe also serves as part of the multidisciplinary team known as Cowichan Autism Team Services (CATS). CATS welcomes collaboration and is accepting referrals.
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Gina Janzen Psychology Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
Children (6 to 10)
(250) 739-3666
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
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Maxine Sue Fisher
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MTA, Music, Therapy Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
Children (6 to 10)
(250) 800-2303
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
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Isbister Counselling - OCD Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I have a specific area of practice - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is considered to be a debilitating, chronic, and sneaky condition. OCD often latches on to what is most sacred and cherished to us. It can cause us to question our morals, values, and beliefs. Much time and energy is then spent trying to gain relief from doubt, uncertainty, and distress. Breaking cycles of Obsessions and Compulsions is key to regaining intention, peace, and freedom.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 784-7191
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
I have a specific area of practice - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is considered to be a debilitating, chronic, and sneaky condition. OCD often latches on to what is most sacred and cherished to us. It can cause us to question our morals, values, and beliefs. Much time and energy is then spent trying to gain relief from doubt, uncertainty, and distress. Breaking cycles of Obsessions and Compulsions is key to regaining intention, peace, and freedom.
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
Children (6 to 10)
(855) 982-0964
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Children (6 to 10)
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
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Jodie Smith
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
Children (6 to 10)
(778) 767-5970
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
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Marie José Dhaese
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice. As well as being a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). I celebrate 45+ years experience as a counsellor psychotherapist and 35 years teaching internationally the therapeutic methods I have developed called Holistic Expressive Therapy. For 34 years, I have taught courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate on my approach to therapy is offered.
Children (6 to 10)
(855) 668-6003
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
I am an adult/child/youth and family therapist and clinical consultant in private practice. As well as being a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR and BCATR), a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and a certified Play Therapist Supervisor (CPT-S). I celebrate 45+ years experience as a counsellor psychotherapist and 35 years teaching internationally the therapeutic methods I have developed called Holistic Expressive Therapy. For 34 years, I have taught courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate on my approach to therapy is offered.
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Janet Walker, Expressive Arts Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(604) 229-6066
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Children (6 to 10)
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.
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Lenka Zdrazilova
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Brain injuries or adverse life events can significantly impact the brain's ability to self-regulate and this gives rise to difficult mental states such as anxiety, depression, rage, irritability, difficulties with attention and mental focus, etc. Patients who seek treatment from me often carry labels such as bipolar disorder, personality disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, etc. Regardless of labels, the core symptom that majority struggle with is extreme level of emotional arousal that the nervous system has difficulty inhibiting. They feel either "jacked" (or hijacked) or energetically/emotionally collapsed.
Children (6 to 10)
(587) 410-7386
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Children (6 to 10)
Brain injuries or adverse life events can significantly impact the brain's ability to self-regulate and this gives rise to difficult mental states such as anxiety, depression, rage, irritability, difficulties with attention and mental focus, etc. Patients who seek treatment from me often carry labels such as bipolar disorder, personality disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, etc. Regardless of labels, the core symptom that majority struggle with is extreme level of emotional arousal that the nervous system has difficulty inhibiting. They feel either "jacked" (or hijacked) or energetically/emotionally collapsed.
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Carla J. Freundlich
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
Children (6 to 10)
(604) 706-2527
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move you forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven.
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Kyle Cheveldayoff
Psychologist, MCPsyc, MScReha, BScKin Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
Children (6 to 10)
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Children (6 to 10)
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)

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Children (6 to 10) Counsellors
If you're looking for help with children or for a Nanaimo child counsellor these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child counsellors in Nanaimo, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and Nanaimo child therapists. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behaviour and child discipline. Child counselling in Nanaimo may include help with child behavioural issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Nanaimo counsellor for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child counsellors can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behaviour and kid discipline. Kid counselling in Nanaimo may include help with kids' behavioural issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Nanaimo are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Nanaimo you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Nanaimo and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Nanaimo or family therapy in Nanaimo.