Welcome to Chilliwack Counselling. My name is Shannon and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3801) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and the Owner of Chilliwack Counselling. I was born and raised in Vancouver and I received both my Bachelors Degree in Psychology (Hons.) and my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, seasonal affective disorder, PTSD, stress-related problems, and grief and loss. I also specialize in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy for couples who are contemplating separation/divorce, facing a betrayal (infidelity, jealousy, breach of trust), lacking communication and intimacy, or who are feeling overwhelmed by stress and family responsibilities. Additionally, I am registered with the First Nations Health Authority to provide counselling services to people who are eligible for funding through the First Nations Health Benefit. I am also registered to provide counselling services through the Crime Victim Assistance Program and ICBC. I also have extensive knowledge and experience working with The Mental Health Act, Forensics and Corrections and I am available for private consultation.
*Shannon is not currently taking new clients. If you are currently seeing Shannon, you can book your next session with her directly by calling or texting 604-220-6572
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with several years of clinical experience working with anxiety and depression, relationships and cross-cultural issues. I have worked extensively with individuals struggling with mental health issues and concurrent disorders. I tend utilize a holistic approach, drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches. I believe that each client is unique and deserves a unique approach. I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to work with my client's in a collaborative search for peace and healing. I hope that in our time spent together we are able to mitigate, what we perceive as stress, if only for a moment. I wish to do so by advocating self-development and self-actualization. My passion is to connect with others while supporting them during difficult times, and in doing so, I wish to create a safe and comfortable environment. I look forward to our paths crossing.
I have a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Athabasca University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18553). I believe that each individual is both inherently valuable and capable of growth and increased hope, and I am privileged to offer witness and support in that process. I approach my work from the viewpoint that everyone can benefit from counselling at different points in their lives. Life, relationships, and changes can all be rich and rewarding, but they can also be intimidating, overwhelming, and even frightening. Stress, challenging family dynamics, fear of the unknown, and depression and anxiety can all reduce our ability to cope with day-to-day experiences. When a counsellor provides support and perspective in a warm, welcoming, and accepting atmosphere, clients can begin to see their experiences in a new light, and to choose more adaptive responses that align with their values.
While I believe that holistic change involves self-reflection and understanding the reasons behind our behaviours and emotional responses, I also understand the reality of time and financial constraints, and work with clients where they are. For some, this will involve a focus on future behaviour and change tasks; for others, this will involve a focus on the present and mindfulness practices. For still others, this will involve coming to see past experiences in a new light. My approach is collaborative and tailored to the client’s unique needs.
For the past 10 years I have had the opportunity of working with children, youth, men, women, and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I hold a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work. I am registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and I am also a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am a Provider for the First Nations Health Authority and my experience encompasses a broad spectrum of interventions related to substance misuse, intimate partner violence, mental health, grief and loss, and trauma. I believe we all thrive when our emotional needs are supported. You may be feeling stuck as a result of conflict, stress, anxiety, body image or gender identity. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental, inclusive and confidential space where your stories are heard, and your feelings are validated. Together we will develop strategies and goals that will allow you to overcome obstacles. In this process, I hope to help empower you, increase your self confidence and support you on your journey to wellness.
My name is Kelly, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, couples, and group counselling to people who are suffering due to trauma, substance misuse, anxiety, depression, grief, and life issues. Working from a compassionate and mindful perspective, my training includes cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and values based therapy, and working with the biological processes of the stress response. Opportunities are often disguised as challenges, and can, with careful attention and exploration, lead to a more fulfilling and valued life. Painful experiences are often what brings people to counselling. I provide a safe, supportive, non- judgemental space for exploration, healing, and growth.