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.
Individuals
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(604) 373-4536
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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John Taylor, Reg Clinical Counsellor MA, RCC, CCC
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
Individuals
(855) 782-3011
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Individuals
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
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Angelina Landry
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I am a licensed Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in working with adults and older adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Eating concerns, Grief and loss, Relationship challenges, and Interpersonal trauma. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who have been distressed for some time, but who have Internal capacity to address problems in many areas of life. I work from a psychodynamic orientation which endeavours to facilitate more satisfying relationships, placing goals within reach, and making freedom attainable.
Individuals
(778) 715-5129
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Individuals
I am a licensed Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in working with adults and older adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Eating concerns, Grief and loss, Relationship challenges, and Interpersonal trauma. Most of my experience has been working with individuals who have been distressed for some time, but who have Internal capacity to address problems in many areas of life. I work from a psychodynamic orientation which endeavours to facilitate more satisfying relationships, placing goals within reach, and making freedom attainable.
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Ycha Gil
Counsellor, BCRCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
Individuals
(778) 784-4191
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Individuals
Let’s work together to explore the challenges creating uneasiness, confusion and pain in your life. We will work in a comfortable, accepting space to create a meaningful, grounding experience to help you gain new awareness, explore choices and promote positive and rewarding change and self-care. Traditional talk therapies are not the only way to explore your story, and I often use sand play, art, storytelling, journaling, metaphor and imagery to reach a deeper understanding.
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Daniel Klco
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Have you been going to therapy for a while? Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, pain, sexual disorders, or other symptoms, that you, or the medical system can't explain? Do you have complicated family dynamics, or require support in your relationship? I may be able to help. Having an intimate understanding of these issues, I offer a unique perspective on various concerns. Working as an emergency first responder and having been deployed to theatres of conflict has helped me to understand the complexity of trauma. I work with individuals, couples and families to help support the journey to inner strength.
Individuals
(833) 765-7463
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Individuals
Have you been going to therapy for a while? Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, pain, sexual disorders, or other symptoms, that you, or the medical system can't explain? Do you have complicated family dynamics, or require support in your relationship? I may be able to help. Having an intimate understanding of these issues, I offer a unique perspective on various concerns. Working as an emergency first responder and having been deployed to theatres of conflict has helped me to understand the complexity of trauma. I work with individuals, couples and families to help support the journey to inner strength.
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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.
Individuals
(778) 718-5446
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(855) 224-3037
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(855) 730-0987
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(778) 766-4097
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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Janice Bell
Counsellor, MSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
Individuals
(855) 980-0747
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
Janice has had a private practice for 22 years, 16 of those in Nanaimo. Her office location provides comfort, confidentiality and convenience. Her schedule is structured to meet the needs of clients. Janice believes that people have the ability to make change in the form of behavior, belief, or perception. As a therapist Janice assists her clients in their process of change. She is highly skilled in assessing and implementing the interventions most appropriate to each individual unique situation.
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Murray S C Anderson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I see clients of all ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide array of issues and concerns. Some are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, and for others, a single session is adequate. Either way, I want to create a safe and productive therapeutic environment for clients to feel comfortable in talking about their lives. I want to collaborate with clients to help them glean a better understanding of their lives, and come up with ways to make it through their day feeling better and more confident in their actions.
Individuals
(778) 949-7035
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
I see clients of all ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide array of issues and concerns. Some are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, and for others, a single session is adequate. Either way, I want to create a safe and productive therapeutic environment for clients to feel comfortable in talking about their lives. I want to collaborate with clients to help them glean a better understanding of their lives, and come up with ways to make it through their day feeling better and more confident in their actions.
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Valerie Laura Kuilboer
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
I have 22 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a residential treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector. PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable to receive referrals until January 2020.
Individuals
(844) 329-3519
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Individuals
I have 22 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a residential treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector. PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable to receive referrals until January 2020.
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.
Individuals
(778) 767-5965
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(844) 611-0716
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Individuals
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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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.
Individuals
(778) 860-7925
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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Julie MacNaughton
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered. I am offering video sessions only at this time.
Individuals
(604) 332-1559
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered. I am offering video sessions only at this time.
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Victoria Pawlowski Counselling
MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
Individuals
(778) 860-4271
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
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Lei Belinda Chen
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobia, and insomnia etc. are most often symptoms, but not the root of the problem. Very often, through childhood and adulthood, many traumatic experiences (such as bullying and abuse) left us with psychological injuries. And we use various above-listed symptoms to deal with experiences that made us feel sad or scared, even for short-term. The real healing/solution is, therefore, to clean the injuries, and develop new coping skills. This approach also applies to unexpected traumatic life experiences, such as accidents, natural disasters, illness, and grief.
Individuals
(778) 901-2263
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Individuals
Addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobia, and insomnia etc. are most often symptoms, but not the root of the problem. Very often, through childhood and adulthood, many traumatic experiences (such as bullying and abuse) left us with psychological injuries. And we use various above-listed symptoms to deal with experiences that made us feel sad or scared, even for short-term. The real healing/solution is, therefore, to clean the injuries, and develop new coping skills. This approach also applies to unexpected traumatic life experiences, such as accidents, natural disasters, illness, and grief.
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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.
Individuals
(778) 949-9020
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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Individuals Counsellors
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Nanaimo or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counselling in Nanaimo, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

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.