Rachel Roots
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8S
Not accepting new clients
I offer an integrated trauma informed approach using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), client centred therapy, family systems, and emotionally focused therapies.
*Accepting individual adult clients for in-person/online sessions* Sometimes life feels overwhelming as we try to understand and manage our current responses/reactions, while navigating the stressors of relationships, school, careers, life transitions, or parenting. Finding balance can feel like a daunting task. Yet, when we take the time to understand and value ourselves, we often become happier and have more energy for all of the relationships and responsibilities in our lives. Everyone experiences difficulties and my goal is to help you navigate those feelings and challenges in a friendly, safe, and non judgemental space.
(778) 767-2395
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Victoria, BC V8S
Not accepting new clients
I offer an integrated trauma informed approach using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), client centred therapy, family systems, and emotionally focused therapies.
*Accepting individual adult clients for in-person/online sessions* Sometimes life feels overwhelming as we try to understand and manage our current responses/reactions, while navigating the stressors of relationships, school, careers, life transitions, or parenting. Finding balance can feel like a daunting task. Yet, when we take the time to understand and value ourselves, we often become happier and have more energy for all of the relationships and responsibilities in our lives. Everyone experiences difficulties and my goal is to help you navigate those feelings and challenges in a friendly, safe, and non judgemental space.
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Ken Genlik
RSW, RCC, RMFT Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
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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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
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.
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Trina Woods
Counsellor, MSW, RSW Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Even in the best of times, there are places along each person's path that are hard to traverse, and that require extra support; These extraordinary times present new barriers or heighten the old ones, but together we can face them and continue to grow and thrive. My counselling practice draws on my professional background working with youth, adults and families as a facilitator and counsellor; my keen interest in relational and experiential therapies and attachment science; as well as my decades long personal journey of exploration and healing through yoga, meditation and the natural world.
(778) 902-8665
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Even in the best of times, there are places along each person's path that are hard to traverse, and that require extra support; These extraordinary times present new barriers or heighten the old ones, but together we can face them and continue to grow and thrive. My counselling practice draws on my professional background working with youth, adults and families as a facilitator and counsellor; my keen interest in relational and experiential therapies and attachment science; as well as my decades long personal journey of exploration and healing through yoga, meditation and the natural world.
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Lindsay Tabata
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Not accepting new clients
I use an integrative approach that draws on Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, emotionally focused family therapy, and mindfulness.
I believe the therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for client change to take place. Through a safe and supportive relationship, individuals can process and heal from emotional experiences that are too overwhelming to deal with on one’s own. I believe human-beings are biologically wired for healing and self-repair; however, negative emotions can get stuck when we create defensive strategies to protect ourselves from painful experiences. I affirm that individuals are the experts of their own lives who possess incredible strength and resiliency, and my aim is to help each client uncover and draw on these inner resources.
(778) 200-7518
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Victoria, BC V8W
Not accepting new clients
I use an integrative approach that draws on Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, emotionally focused family therapy, and mindfulness.
I believe the therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for client change to take place. Through a safe and supportive relationship, individuals can process and heal from emotional experiences that are too overwhelming to deal with on one’s own. I believe human-beings are biologically wired for healing and self-repair; however, negative emotions can get stuck when we create defensive strategies to protect ourselves from painful experiences. I affirm that individuals are the experts of their own lives who possess incredible strength and resiliency, and my aim is to help each client uncover and draw on these inner resources.
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Laurie Anne Moniz
Counsellor, MA Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Her primary therapeutic approaches include Somatic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Are you wanting to make changes in your life but don't know how to start? Counselling can help you cope with life difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Counselling leads to deeper personal insight and awareness as well as improved relationships with yourself and others. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Laurie offers a nurturing environment and endeavours to help you feel heard, understood and supported while also being challenged to grow. Laurie will listen without judgement and assist you in creating your desired change
(877) 253-7916
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Her primary therapeutic approaches include Somatic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Are you wanting to make changes in your life but don't know how to start? Counselling can help you cope with life difficulties and make positive changes in your life. Counselling leads to deeper personal insight and awareness as well as improved relationships with yourself and others. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Laurie offers a nurturing environment and endeavours to help you feel heard, understood and supported while also being challenged to grow. Laurie will listen without judgement and assist you in creating your desired change
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Cate C Pelling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
I am a certified Level III Emotion Focused Therapist, a Level II EMDR therapist, and a Level II Emotionally Focused couples therapist.
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
(778) 906-8818
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Victoria, BC V8T
I am a certified Level III Emotion Focused Therapist, a Level II EMDR therapist, and a Level II Emotionally Focused couples therapist.
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
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Michelle Iulianella
Counsellor, BEd, MBA, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
Currently booking a limited number of new clients. I specialize in working with people grappling with relationship issues in their intimate partnerships. My expertise lies in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including, but not limited to, communication, intimacy, infidelity and substance misuse. I deliver optimal value for my clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering them to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
(855) 910-8838
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Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
Currently booking a limited number of new clients. I specialize in working with people grappling with relationship issues in their intimate partnerships. My expertise lies in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including, but not limited to, communication, intimacy, infidelity and substance misuse. I deliver optimal value for my clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering them to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
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Kelly Nakatsuka
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
And the lens through which I approach our work together is informed by attachment science, family systems theory, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and is both somatically and transpersonally based.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
(587) 315-3043
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
And the lens through which I approach our work together is informed by attachment science, family systems theory, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and is both somatically and transpersonally based.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
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Iona Monk
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy which boasts the highest success rate of any couples therapy.
I treat individuals struggling with low self esteem, depression, anxiety and life crises using ISTDP, a dynamic research based therapy model that creates deep and lasting change. It is quite amazing. For couples who are struggling with a lack of intimacy and communication difficulties, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy. EFT, a research based model to help couples identify their negative patterns and habits, and help them to make better choices so that their relationship can improve deeply. I give couples the tools they need to feel closer right away. Couples are amazed at how quickly a small change can help them to feel closer.
(604) 800-2754
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy which boasts the highest success rate of any couples therapy.
I treat individuals struggling with low self esteem, depression, anxiety and life crises using ISTDP, a dynamic research based therapy model that creates deep and lasting change. It is quite amazing. For couples who are struggling with a lack of intimacy and communication difficulties, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy. EFT, a research based model to help couples identify their negative patterns and habits, and help them to make better choices so that their relationship can improve deeply. I give couples the tools they need to feel closer right away. Couples are amazed at how quickly a small change can help them to feel closer.
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Dr. Linda Quennec
PhD, MA, MFA, BEd, BA Verified
Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
At times we can feel distanced from the sense of joy, contentment, peace, and meaning for which we most deeply yearn. The ability to express ourselves and relate to others in wholehearted, self-aligned and authentic ways is complex and interwoven with both conscious and unconscious influences at work in our lives. If you are navigating sadness, grief, issues surrounding high sensitivity, or spiritual/religious trauma, you do not have to hold this alone. It would be my honour to support you in exploring, deepening, and endeavouring to transform these experiences in alignment with your unique sense of purpose and life expression.
(587) 419-6932
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Office is near:
Victoria, BC V8N
Offers online therapy
At times we can feel distanced from the sense of joy, contentment, peace, and meaning for which we most deeply yearn. The ability to express ourselves and relate to others in wholehearted, self-aligned and authentic ways is complex and interwoven with both conscious and unconscious influences at work in our lives. If you are navigating sadness, grief, issues surrounding high sensitivity, or spiritual/religious trauma, you do not have to hold this alone. It would be my honour to support you in exploring, deepening, and endeavouring to transform these experiences in alignment with your unique sense of purpose and life expression.
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There's Counselling for That!
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I find hope in what seems to be hopeless situations and clients trust that I can help without judgment. Listening to my clients' personal stories is both an honour and a privilege; feeling heard and understood is often their first significant step towards change. Mostly what I've found is that in my 30 years in the field of psychology and mental health, most of us can work through most of life's little challenges. When you have a challenge that you can't quite get past on your own - There's Counselling for That!
(778) 763-1374
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Victoria, BC V9A
Offers online therapy
I find hope in what seems to be hopeless situations and clients trust that I can help without judgment. Listening to my clients' personal stories is both an honour and a privilege; feeling heard and understood is often their first significant step towards change. Mostly what I've found is that in my 30 years in the field of psychology and mental health, most of us can work through most of life's little challenges. When you have a challenge that you can't quite get past on your own - There's Counselling for That!
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Lindsay Monier-Williams
Counsellor, MA, RCC, BMngt Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Accessible, non-judgmental, informed support for your difficult questions and processes is what you will receive. With care and compassion, I listen for client needs, whether the client be an organization, individual or family. Counselling and consulting services are provided purely online in order to meet clients where they are at. Our work together will identify unmet needs and unlearned skills so you can personally or professionally grow from an informed place. As a client, you will investigate problems from a holistic approach taking into consideration mental, physical, social and spiritual aspects to guide your process.
(778) 400-3687
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Accessible, non-judgmental, informed support for your difficult questions and processes is what you will receive. With care and compassion, I listen for client needs, whether the client be an organization, individual or family. Counselling and consulting services are provided purely online in order to meet clients where they are at. Our work together will identify unmet needs and unlearned skills so you can personally or professionally grow from an informed place. As a client, you will investigate problems from a holistic approach taking into consideration mental, physical, social and spiritual aspects to guide your process.
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Nicole Makin
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Not accepting new clients
Through my own journey of self-discovery, I was drawn to the field of counselling psychology in 2007. Prior to starting in private practice, I spent a decade working in multidisciplinary teams providing mental health, trauma and addictions services, in both residential and outpatient settings. I work with clients to develop the understanding and tools needed to navigate the crisis they are facing and move forward with their lives in a meaningful and more easeful way. I am skilled at helping people build on their innate strengths and resources and to resolve deeper patterns using somatic and EMDR therapy.
(855) 982-1235
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Victoria, BC V8T
Not accepting new clients
Through my own journey of self-discovery, I was drawn to the field of counselling psychology in 2007. Prior to starting in private practice, I spent a decade working in multidisciplinary teams providing mental health, trauma and addictions services, in both residential and outpatient settings. I work with clients to develop the understanding and tools needed to navigate the crisis they are facing and move forward with their lives in a meaningful and more easeful way. I am skilled at helping people build on their innate strengths and resources and to resolve deeper patterns using somatic and EMDR therapy.
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Peter Ciceri, Psychotherapy & Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My focus is PTSD/Trauma therapy, as well as career counselling general psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, grief, etc. As a career counsellor, I want you to find the meaning and joy in your career. We can work on what will help you in your current work as well as for any career loss & transition. I use tools such as 1) Career Construction Narrative (i.e. your life story), 2) objective assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, 3) values assessment and 4) positive psychology. For trauma/PTSD therapy, I use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Thanks!
(855) 262-3688
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Victoria, BC V8R
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My focus is PTSD/Trauma therapy, as well as career counselling general psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, grief, etc. As a career counsellor, I want you to find the meaning and joy in your career. We can work on what will help you in your current work as well as for any career loss & transition. I use tools such as 1) Career Construction Narrative (i.e. your life story), 2) objective assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, 3) values assessment and 4) positive psychology. For trauma/PTSD therapy, I use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Thanks!
Meghan Richey
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
(587) 874-0558
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
Our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and wellbeing requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
Kathleen Cain
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Life can be really hard sometimes, for lots of different reasons, and sometimes what makes it feel even harder, is feeling like we are alone in it. Finding someone to talk with who is compassionate, authentic, understanding, and non-judgemental can give you a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts that may feel too frightening or overwhelming to unpack on your own. Maybe you know what isn't working, but you don't know how to change it. Maybe you just want to feel hope again. Or maybe you just want someone to be a witness or companion on your journey. You do not have to go through hard things alone.
(506) 804-3943
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Life can be really hard sometimes, for lots of different reasons, and sometimes what makes it feel even harder, is feeling like we are alone in it. Finding someone to talk with who is compassionate, authentic, understanding, and non-judgemental can give you a safe place to explore feelings and thoughts that may feel too frightening or overwhelming to unpack on your own. Maybe you know what isn't working, but you don't know how to change it. Maybe you just want to feel hope again. Or maybe you just want someone to be a witness or companion on your journey. You do not have to go through hard things alone.
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Lisa Kratz Counselling and Great Marriages.ca
MCouns, CCC, RCC
Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
Warmly dynamic, personable, and engaging. Lisa Kratz's counselling style is thoughtful, practical, and helpful. She has a master's degree in counselling and a bachelor's degree in communication—Lisa's easy-going manner and friendly personality help put clients at ease. If you are looking for a counsellor who is kind, knowledgable, caring, and can mentor you to feeling and doing better - then Lisa can help you.
(778) 784-4768
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Victoria, BC V8S
Offers online therapy
Warmly dynamic, personable, and engaging. Lisa Kratz's counselling style is thoughtful, practical, and helpful. She has a master's degree in counselling and a bachelor's degree in communication—Lisa's easy-going manner and friendly personality help put clients at ease. If you are looking for a counsellor who is kind, knowledgable, caring, and can mentor you to feeling and doing better - then Lisa can help you.
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Irvine Harvey Counselling
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I live in Sidney, BC, with my husband Daniel, our Great Dane Luna, and our new baby cat Quincy. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University (Vancouver, BC), a Certificate in Community Counselling from Vancouver Community College (Vancouver, BC), and a Degree in Physiotherapy. Over the years, my life experiences have led me in the counselling profession to be an advocate, listener, and support for people who are struggling with their wellness, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, emotional instability, anger issues, panic disorders, personality disorders, and bipolar disorders.
(778) 767-3359
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Victoria, BC V8W
Offers online therapy
I live in Sidney, BC, with my husband Daniel, our Great Dane Luna, and our new baby cat Quincy. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University (Vancouver, BC), a Certificate in Community Counselling from Vancouver Community College (Vancouver, BC), and a Degree in Physiotherapy. Over the years, my life experiences have led me in the counselling profession to be an advocate, listener, and support for people who are struggling with their wellness, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, emotional instability, anger issues, panic disorders, personality disorders, and bipolar disorders.
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Kandice Peterson
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
- Accepting new clients and LGBTQ2S+ Allied - Hello! I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and 5th generation settler on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ, and Esquimalt First Nations. I received my MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and have focused my time working with clients struggling with Grief and Loss, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ2S+ Identity, Relationships and more. If you want a compassionate, feminist counsellor, read on!
(902) 915-4231
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Victoria, BC V8V
Offers online therapy
- Accepting new clients and LGBTQ2S+ Allied - Hello! I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and 5th generation settler on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ, and Esquimalt First Nations. I received my MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and have focused my time working with clients struggling with Grief and Loss, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ2S+ Identity, Relationships and more. If you want a compassionate, feminist counsellor, read on!
Dr. Pamela Richardson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Within challenge there is opportunity for growth and healing. Any crisis, while intensely difficult, can also put you in touch with your deeper yearnings and surface new strengths and resilience. Without support and guidance though, you can get stuck in painful places. Your life may feel lacking or out-of-control. You may feel overwhelming grief, depression, anxiety & panic. You may struggle to make meaning or be unsure which way to turn. When stress and suffering feel like too much to bear, please reach out for help. We will bring compassionate awareness to your challenges while nurturing your everyday wellbeing and wholeness.
(778) 488-5412
Verified
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Victoria, BC V8T
Offers online therapy
Within challenge there is opportunity for growth and healing. Any crisis, while intensely difficult, can also put you in touch with your deeper yearnings and surface new strengths and resilience. Without support and guidance though, you can get stuck in painful places. Your life may feel lacking or out-of-control. You may feel overwhelming grief, depression, anxiety & panic. You may struggle to make meaning or be unsure which way to turn. When stress and suffering feel like too much to bear, please reach out for help. We will bring compassionate awareness to your challenges while nurturing your everyday wellbeing and wholeness.

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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. Victoria 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 Victoria Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Victoria