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.
Emotionally Focused
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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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Sarah Schermerhorn
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
Emotionally Focused
(587) 210-8396
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
Hello, if you are reading this, it means you have taken the first step in your counselling journey. I stronly believe in a “come as you are” counselling approach that is centred around the belief that all individuals have the capacity for change. Whether it is a mental health concern or needing support around improving your relationships, career, and day-to-day life. I am passionate about movement for mood, empowering healthy bodies, self-love, and honouring the courage it takes to start the journey of healing.
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Marilyn Conner Counselling & Consulting Services
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, MBA, CEC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
Emotionally Focused
(844) 293-6133
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
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Nathan Bartz
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
Emotionally Focused
(604) 330-7529
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
Sometimes, life can get downright challenging. We have an idea of what we want our life to look like, but problems such as anxiety, depression, or perhaps the effects of traumatic experiences get in the way of our ability to build the life we want for ourselves. It not only affects ourselves, but also our relationships with the ones we love most. It can feel very discouraging, and often, lonely. Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way for long. This is where counselling comes in, and this is where you can make the changes you have longed to see in your life in a safe and supportive space.
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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.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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.
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Kimberley Hopwood
Counsellor, BScPsyc, MCouns, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Emotionally Focused
(855) 733-7116
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
I love my work! For over 20 years I've been helping individuals and couples create a life they love with proven, measurable, effective and fast methods to break through old patterns, get past limiting beliefs, and create possibilities they never knew existed. This isn't therapy like you've seen it on TV or in the movies, it doesn't have to take years. If you're tired of the "same old, same old" you deserve to feel better.
Mark Giesbrecht
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
Emotionally Focused
(587) 602-2736
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
Are you looking for an Online Therapist? Do you have problems that are not getting better no matter how hard you try? Have you looked for help but not sure where to go and you do not want to burden your friends and family? Well, I can help you. You do not have to stay stuck because you do not know what to do or believe there is no hope for change. I can help you find the hope and learn how to overcome your problems.
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Bronwen Rutter
Counsellor, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am trained to work with individuals, couples, youth and families, and will provide support and encouragement to achieve breakthrough for emotional and relational concerns. I also support parents to enhance skills and find greater satisfaction in raising their children. I have over twenty-five years in the counselling field and can provide a supportive, caring space for clients to share their concerns, learn effective coping strategies, begin recovery and reconnect with life.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 949-9020
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
I am trained to work with individuals, couples, youth and families, and will provide support and encouragement to achieve breakthrough for emotional and relational concerns. I also support parents to enhance skills and find greater satisfaction in raising their children. I have over twenty-five years in the counselling field and can provide a supportive, caring space for clients to share their concerns, learn effective coping strategies, begin recovery and reconnect with life.
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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.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 488-5349
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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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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.
Emotionally Focused
(250) 800-2303
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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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Pauline Goh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, FOT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
Emotionally Focused
(855) 997-7100
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
You may be bumping into challenges, hurdles, and fears, and noticing unhealthy repetitive patterns which are in the way of the life you truly want. I can support you to gently explore all those parts of you with curiosity and non judgement. My work is not informed by a diagnostic lens with labels; rather, it references the client as a "whole" being on their own unique human journey. I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, to tap into your implicit body-mind knowing and what is present in your body to deepen your awareness and consciousness.
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Kate Bandmann
Counsellor, BHSc, MEd, RCC, CHyp Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
In my experience, counselling is an opportunity to evolve, to let go of what doesn't serve you and reclaim power in your life. I am here to help you do that. You don't have to do this work alone. We will work together to help you better understand your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs, placing you in an empowered position to create the positive change you're seeking. I know therapy can be challenging, but I'm also committed to making sure it feels fulfilling and fun. If you are ready to fully commit to investing in yourself, I am ready to support you.
Emotionally Focused
(833) 631-0521
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
In my experience, counselling is an opportunity to evolve, to let go of what doesn't serve you and reclaim power in your life. I am here to help you do that. You don't have to do this work alone. We will work together to help you better understand your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs, placing you in an empowered position to create the positive change you're seeking. I know therapy can be challenging, but I'm also committed to making sure it feels fulfilling and fun. If you are ready to fully commit to investing in yourself, I am ready to support you.
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Michelle Gilligan
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
It is part of being human to at times feel stressed, stuck, overwhelmed, or discouraged - wanting some kind of change but finding that things stay the same in spite of our efforts. There are understandable reasons for this. We have a human mind that tries to keep us safe but can limit us to seeing things in the same old ways. We inhabit a human body with a complex nervous system. We live in relationship with other people and have developed patterns of relating. We may have had difficult experiences that have put our mind and body into a “protective mode”. And with support, we have great capacity for healing and growth.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 761-3467
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
It is part of being human to at times feel stressed, stuck, overwhelmed, or discouraged - wanting some kind of change but finding that things stay the same in spite of our efforts. There are understandable reasons for this. We have a human mind that tries to keep us safe but can limit us to seeing things in the same old ways. We inhabit a human body with a complex nervous system. We live in relationship with other people and have developed patterns of relating. We may have had difficult experiences that have put our mind and body into a “protective mode”. And with support, we have great capacity for healing and growth.
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The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
Emotionally Focused
(250) 616-3579
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
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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!
Emotionally Focused
(778) 717-7186
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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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Michelle Lynne Good
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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.
Emotionally Focused
(855) 734-1332
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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.
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Shifting Perceptions Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Since 1996 I have been working along side families and individuals to support them through life’s struggles. With compassion and confidence we work on adjustment to injuries, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations and PTSD. I have worked individuals, children, and couples. I create a queer friendly environment.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 761-3399
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
Since 1996 I have been working along side families and individuals to support them through life’s struggles. With compassion and confidence we work on adjustment to injuries, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations and PTSD. I have worked individuals, children, and couples. I create a queer friendly environment.
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Miki Flynn
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 860-7925
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
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.
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Chris Walker
Counsellor, MA Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My ideal client has often dug themselves into a hole into which they can not get out of on their own. The issues will be related to a difficult relationship of some description, partner, family, community, finance, environment, financial, and certainly themselves. It is likely that their goals are uncertain and that they feel lost. Very often, my ideal client does not know what they want, but can with certainty say what they don't want.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 488-9684
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
My ideal client has often dug themselves into a hole into which they can not get out of on their own. The issues will be related to a difficult relationship of some description, partner, family, community, finance, environment, financial, and certainly themselves. It is likely that their goals are uncertain and that they feel lost. Very often, my ideal client does not know what they want, but can with certainty say what they don't want.
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Veronica Harris
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I'm here to see your struggle and hear your story. In my practice I value the opportunity to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting and family challenges, and the impacts of trauma. As a clinical counsellor and a mother I offer support to women throughout motherhood, addressing concerns for postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioning to motherhood, intimate partner challenges, burnout, pregnancy and postpartum loss, and processing birth trauma. I work in collaboration with the client to explore the issues and to support their emotional wellbeing and personal growth.
Emotionally Focused
(778) 800-6565
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Emotionally Focused
I'm here to see your struggle and hear your story. In my practice I value the opportunity to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting and family challenges, and the impacts of trauma. As a clinical counsellor and a mother I offer support to women throughout motherhood, addressing concerns for postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioning to motherhood, intimate partner challenges, burnout, pregnancy and postpartum loss, and processing birth trauma. I work in collaboration with the client to explore the issues and to support their emotional wellbeing and personal growth.

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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. V9R 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 V9R Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in V9R

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in V9R are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in V9R you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in V9R and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in V9R or family therapy in V9R.