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.
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(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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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Leslie Wilkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My approach to practice emphasizes safe relationship and connection, a grounded knowledge of how our brains and bodies are affected by trauma and attachment, and an understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. My specialization involves helping girls & women heal from anxiety disorders, childhood abuse and relational trauma. I start where you are to clarify your goals, strengthen your relationship to yourself and your body, and access your wisdom and intuition. We will work together to understand and make meaning of your struggles, and support you to develop skills to feel safe, centred and connected.
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(778) 766-3858
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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My approach to practice emphasizes safe relationship and connection, a grounded knowledge of how our brains and bodies are affected by trauma and attachment, and an understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. My specialization involves helping girls & women heal from anxiety disorders, childhood abuse and relational trauma. I start where you are to clarify your goals, strengthen your relationship to yourself and your body, and access your wisdom and intuition. We will work together to understand and make meaning of your struggles, and support you to develop skills to feel safe, centred and connected.
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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.
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(587) 210-8396
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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.
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(844) 293-6133
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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.
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(604) 330-7529
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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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Melanie Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
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(778) 907-4041
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Are you struggling with anxiety or other mental health concerns? Are there barriers getting in your way of living your life in your most authentic way? Are you experiencing gender, sexuality and or relationship issues and need someone to help you navigate your way through? Are you swimming outside of the mainstream? If yes, I can help! Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma, the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with significant mental health challenges.
Anna Walker Counselling
Counsellor, CHT, MC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
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(844) 511-7032
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
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Jade Seabrook
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, BRI Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Working with others is my life's passion. It stems from my sincere desire to help people develop insight into their lives and the relationships they are connected through. Culturally sensitive, empathetic, compassionate but direct, I am regarded as non-judgmental and accepting. My professional background is in mental health, addictions, sexually challenges as well as working with couples/families affected by systemic issues. Together we will foster effective communication skills, self-care, health, future goals and building of respectful relationships. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of someone's journey to find deeper meaning in their lives
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(844) 734-1421
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Working with others is my life's passion. It stems from my sincere desire to help people develop insight into their lives and the relationships they are connected through. Culturally sensitive, empathetic, compassionate but direct, I am regarded as non-judgmental and accepting. My professional background is in mental health, addictions, sexually challenges as well as working with couples/families affected by systemic issues. Together we will foster effective communication skills, self-care, health, future goals and building of respectful relationships. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of someone's journey to find deeper meaning in their lives
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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.
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(855) 733-7116
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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.
Mary Klovance
Counsellor, MA, BEd, BA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Let's face it, parenting a teen can leave you feeling frustrated, powerless and downright distressed. You're trying to help your child grow up to be a confident and happy individual. You wish you knew how to support your struggling youth and are doing your best but you just feel stuck and don't know what the next steps are.
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(778) 906-8626
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Let's face it, parenting a teen can leave you feeling frustrated, powerless and downright distressed. You're trying to help your child grow up to be a confident and happy individual. You wish you knew how to support your struggling youth and are doing your best but you just feel stuck and don't know what the next steps are.
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Sarah Becker
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
I believe that my role as a counsellor involves walking alongside my clients while offering an objective and informed perspective. Because I often see people who are seeking change, my goal is to help my clients identify which patterns in their life are helping or hindering their attainment of the changes they desire. I believe that people are naturally adaptive, and psychological distress often occurs when our adaptations no longer work for us in a given situation. My work often involves helping people identify the ways in which their experiences and relationships have influenced how they see and interact with the world.
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(778) 860-4458
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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I believe that my role as a counsellor involves walking alongside my clients while offering an objective and informed perspective. Because I often see people who are seeking change, my goal is to help my clients identify which patterns in their life are helping or hindering their attainment of the changes they desire. I believe that people are naturally adaptive, and psychological distress often occurs when our adaptations no longer work for us in a given situation. My work often involves helping people identify the ways in which their experiences and relationships have influenced how they see and interact with the world.
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Vancouver Island Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CSAT, RSW, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria.
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(249) 700-1308
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
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Vancouver Island Therapy is a full service, multi—disciplinary health clinic focused on providing multiple healing services to help you and your family. Located in Nanaimo, BC, we service many communities including; Port Alberni, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan to Victoria.
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Lisa Klco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
My primary work is in sexual, and mental health concerns. I have extensive training in ISTDP, and behavioral approaches such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. This makes me highly effective working with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and pain. My range of skills makes me a very direct clinician. My experience in other capacities including finance, human resource management, harassment investigation, and conflict resolution mediation help to guide my practice. I work with individuals, couples and families/supports with varied needs. Most importantly, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to navigate making life changes.
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(888) 981-8124
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9S
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My primary work is in sexual, and mental health concerns. I have extensive training in ISTDP, and behavioral approaches such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. This makes me highly effective working with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and pain. My range of skills makes me a very direct clinician. My experience in other capacities including finance, human resource management, harassment investigation, and conflict resolution mediation help to guide my practice. I work with individuals, couples and families/supports with varied needs. Most importantly, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to navigate making life changes.
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Saisha McNeil
Counsellor, RPC-C Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Do you find yourself constantly on the go, rushing from one thing to the next? Are you often feeling tired, wishing for more time in the day or days in the week so you can catch-up and take a break? Life can be very busy and overwhelming at times, with work to tend to, errands to run, people to see, a house to clean and dinner to cook, there seems to always be something that needs taking care of. But what about you? While you're so busy taking care of the "to-do's" in your life, who is busy taking care of you? Living this way can be VERY exhausting, and leave you questioning, "what do I need and want out of life?"
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(778) 743-3004
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Do you find yourself constantly on the go, rushing from one thing to the next? Are you often feeling tired, wishing for more time in the day or days in the week so you can catch-up and take a break? Life can be very busy and overwhelming at times, with work to tend to, errands to run, people to see, a house to clean and dinner to cook, there seems to always be something that needs taking care of. But what about you? While you're so busy taking care of the "to-do's" in your life, who is busy taking care of you? Living this way can be VERY exhausting, and leave you questioning, "what do I need and want out of life?"
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Anita Pillikko Counselling Services
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Nanaimo and Duncan BC. I've worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in various settings including agencies providing family therapy and parent teen counselling. I am now in private practice and working with individuals and families. I offer a warm, welcoming, calm, non- judgemental, space for you to share your story, your hopes, your fears and struggles. I work with folks who are struggling for a variety of reasons and want to discuss, explore, find solutions for and feel better about their situation.
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(844) 394-9385
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Nanaimo and Duncan BC. I've worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in various settings including agencies providing family therapy and parent teen counselling. I am now in private practice and working with individuals and families. I offer a warm, welcoming, calm, non- judgemental, space for you to share your story, your hopes, your fears and struggles. I work with folks who are struggling for a variety of reasons and want to discuss, explore, find solutions for and feel better about their situation.
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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.
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(778) 488-5349
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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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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.
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(778) 949-7035
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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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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Carly Degenstein
Counsellor, MA , RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9X
Are you ready to feel clear, whole & deeply connected to yourself + life? I am an experienced clinical counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed counselling to residents of British Columbia. My therapeutic approach is mind-body integrated & underscored by radical empathy, self-leadership principles and leading neuroscientific understanding. By cultivating a safe, respectful space to explore and understand your needs, selfhood and the patterns keeping you stuck, we will hone your innate capacity to break free from suffering and connect to your ideal self and purpose. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
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(778) 767-5881
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9X
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Are you ready to feel clear, whole & deeply connected to yourself + life? I am an experienced clinical counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed counselling to residents of British Columbia. My therapeutic approach is mind-body integrated & underscored by radical empathy, self-leadership principles and leading neuroscientific understanding. By cultivating a safe, respectful space to explore and understand your needs, selfhood and the patterns keeping you stuck, we will hone your innate capacity to break free from suffering and connect to your ideal self and purpose. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
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Beckham Ronaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW , BAH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Everyone has the ability to change. This is your process; I am here to guide you toward your goals. Past traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in addictions, concurrent disorders, and family-focused treatment. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
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(778) 902-4672
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
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Everyone has the ability to change. This is your process; I am here to guide you toward your goals. Past traumatic experiences often leave us stuck in patterns that hold us back from enjoying life. With my clinical knowledge and personable approach, we will work together to figure out a plan forward. I am a Registered Social Worker with expertise in addictions, concurrent disorders, and family-focused treatment. I am an advocate for and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with individuals and families to strengthen relationships.
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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.
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(844) 611-0716
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
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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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Narrative Counsellors
Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Nanaimo Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy in Nanaimo.

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.