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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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)
Individuals
(250) 739-3666
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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)
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.
Individuals
(587) 602-2736
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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Erin Albanese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
*** Accepting New Clients *** Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
Individuals
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
*** Accepting New Clients *** Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
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Mark Ring
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
With over fifteen years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education/training I can help you. Whether you need a safe, non-judgemental person to talk to, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help with anger, anxiety or depression, a scientific non-twelve step approach to addictions/compulsive behaviour or hypnotherapy to help with all the above as well as letting go of the past or removal of PTSD/PTSD-like symptoms in a non-retraumatizing manner, I can provide you with the effective services that you need.
Individuals
(866) 625-7117
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
With over fifteen years of experience and a commitment to ongoing education/training I can help you. Whether you need a safe, non-judgemental person to talk to, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help with anger, anxiety or depression, a scientific non-twelve step approach to addictions/compulsive behaviour or hypnotherapy to help with all the above as well as letting go of the past or removal of PTSD/PTSD-like symptoms in a non-retraumatizing manner, I can provide you with the effective services that you need.
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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.
Individuals
(250) 800-2303
Verified
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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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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.
Individuals
(604) 330-7529
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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.
Deborah Seabrook
Counsellor, PhD, MMT, MTA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I blend clinical counselling and music therapy to help you thrive. Music and creativity can be the path to healing, but sometimes can also be the cause of suffering. My personal journey through music and healing showed me that it is possible to reconnect to the feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and freedom that we had when we were first exploring music and bring them into our lives and creative practices today. I have the honour to share this journey with others looking to reclaim the positive power of music in their lives. No previous musical training is necessary to benefit, just a desire to connect with your creative self.
Individuals
(647) 370-0263
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
I blend clinical counselling and music therapy to help you thrive. Music and creativity can be the path to healing, but sometimes can also be the cause of suffering. My personal journey through music and healing showed me that it is possible to reconnect to the feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and freedom that we had when we were first exploring music and bring them into our lives and creative practices today. I have the honour to share this journey with others looking to reclaim the positive power of music in their lives. No previous musical training is necessary to benefit, just a desire to connect with your creative self.
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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.
Individuals
(778) 784-7191
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
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.
Sonder Haven Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
Individuals
(778) 400-6352
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
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Sue Purvess
Counsellor, MC, CCC, RN Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life seems to be crumbling with confusion and uncertainty and you are struggling with your emotions, I will come along side you offering compassion and kindness providing a safe, non-judgemental, respectful environment valuing your unique way of being. You may feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, play and relationships striving to hold it all together. Perhaps COVID-19 has intruded bringing havoc into your every day world. Has sleep and self-care eluded you and do your control and power seem to be spiraling down? You are not alone. Together we can change the way things are now to the way you would like them to be.
Individuals
(250) 800-3613
Verified
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Individuals
When life seems to be crumbling with confusion and uncertainty and you are struggling with your emotions, I will come along side you offering compassion and kindness providing a safe, non-judgemental, respectful environment valuing your unique way of being. You may feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, play and relationships striving to hold it all together. Perhaps COVID-19 has intruded bringing havoc into your every day world. Has sleep and self-care eluded you and do your control and power seem to be spiraling down? You are not alone. Together we can change the way things are now to the way you would like them to be.

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Individuals Counsellors
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in V9R or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counselling in V9R, 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 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.