Counselling Services

We understand that taking the first step towards counselling can be difficult. Please feel free to give us a call or email and we will respond in a confidential manner and assist you in setting up a counselling appointment that is convenient for you.

Relationship and Marriage Counselling

“ We live in the shelter of each other.”

-Celtic saying-

Relationship and marriage counselling is for individuals and couples who need to make changes in their present situation. Distress may be caused by difficulties in communication, growing conflict, difficulty with acknowledging or expressing feelings, sexual problems or a range of other factors. This work can help you understand and come to terms with the challenges you are facing in your relationship and help you to work towards your own solutions. Counselling is a positive first step in rebuilding your relationship. More

Adolescent/Child Therapy and Family Services

“Action has meaning only in relationship and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict. The understanding of relationship is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.”

-Jiddu Krishnamurti-

Children and adolescents successfully meet most of the challenges posed by the various stages of their development. They also have incredible resiliency in the face of challenging environments and life issues. At the same time they are, however, very aware and sensitive to the stress in family life and their environments. When having difficulty coping, adolescent distress can manifest itself through difficulties in learning, relationships and in emotional & behavioural development. Children have less experiences, fewer coping skills and less control over their environment. They also have difficulty describing emotional problems. Distress can manifest in such ways as irritability, sleeping or eating problems, personality changes, physical complaints, disregard for personal safety, school problems, problems getting along with others, acting younger or older than their ages, and so on. A kelowna counselling consultation can help you understand the source and purpose of behaviour and to assist in helping to increase coping.

The Mindful Child (Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children) program. Research has shown that children and youth who understand their inner worlds form better friendships, achieve more in school, show greater resilience in emotional crisis and are physically healthier. The Mindful Child program combines one on one child/youth therapy with mindfulness practices, therapeutic child yoga and child group work. It is designed to help develop mindfully aware, emotional intelligent children able to understand and express themselves in a healthy adaptive way and mature into emotional healthy adults. More Info.

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

“Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”

-Carl Gustav Jung-

Individual Counselling and/or Psychotherapy sessions are available for people who are in emotional and psychological distress, facing uncertainty or having difficulty dealing with life transitions or a range of life challenges. Distress can take many forms including depression, fear, anxiety or a loss of meaning in life. Counselling can be relatively short term and focus on current personal difficulties, or a longer process which helps people to understand the deeper roots of their present circumstances.


Addictions Counselling

“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.”

-David Ryan-

Addictions can allow people a temporary escape from their problems, and can develop from many activities; alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling, shopping, sex and use of the internet. Stigma often surrounds the word addiction which is an inability to stop repetitive behaviour in spite of the harmful consequences. Millions of people experience an addiction of some sort. For many their craving or impulse offers a short-term escape from the realities of their life and is often used to deal with depression or anxiety. Counselling can be an effective way of helping the individual recognize their challenge and try to understand it. A chance to look at acknowledging their real emotional needs and examining the underlying causes can be an excellent foundation to building a new, healthier way of living. Individual kelowna counselling may also offer the chance to build self-esteem and self respect.

Group Counselling

Group counselling is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. Members work to express their own problems, feelings, ideas and reactions as freely and honestly as possible. Such exploration gives the group the important information needed to understand and help one another. Members learn not only to understand themselves and their own issues but also become “therapeutic helpers” for other members.

Separation and Divorce Counselling/Mediation

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”

-Arnold Bennett-

Separation and divorce is an inherently stressful time. Settling relationships involves legal, parental, financial, emotional, mental and family/social considerations. Minimizing conflict, the negative impacts on children and attachment injury is a priority that requires effective communication and careful planning. Communication skills, problem solving strategies, conflict resolution and stress reduction abilities are necessities. Counselling is an important ingredient for non-combative relationship change.