Counselling provides the time and space to work through personal and/or interpersonal issues in a safe, nonjudgmental way. The catalyst for counselling could be anything, such as a desire for personal growth, a vague feeling of discontent, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, trauma, mental illness, addiction, or more.
Counselling can help individuals, couples, and families understand their own responses, thoughts, and feelings in everyday life, while empowering them to develop better tools and skills for achieving the change they desire. Counsellors use a variety of approaches and techniques, based on their specialties and their clients’ interests and needs. Popular approaches and techniques include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Gestalt therapy, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), art therapy, and motivational interviewing.
A registered counsellor is a licensed professional who has completed accredited education in counselling psychology, including clinical skills training and supervision. Counselling associations that are likely to represent your counsellor or therapist include (but are not limited to) the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT), the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA), and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Each registered counsellor is regulated by their governing association’s code of ethics, standards of practice, and competency-based profile models.
Registered Counsellors at Klinik: