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nurture

counselling

Penny Fenske MA, RCC

I am here for you and will hold every aspect of you and your journey with tenderness and dignityI offer counselling from an attachment perspective that is emotion focused and body-based. My education, research, and practice have focused on understanding deeply and responding compassionately while supporting resilience in those who have experienced trauma and relationship ruptures. This includes my being a Level Three Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy practitioner (AEDP). To learn more about this effective, heart-based, neuroscientific therapeutic approach click here.

To hear a podcast on my approach click here

 

As a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, I have met rigorous academic requirements, am committed to high professional standards of practice, and adhere to the BCACC code of ethical conduct.

 

I am registered as a service provider with FNHA and the BC Crime Victims Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance for individuals (and their families) who have been victims of a violent crime including physical and sexual abuse.

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Lisa Clarabut MA, RCC

I have been working as a counsellor for 20 years, supporting both youth and adults. For many of those years, I worked as a counsellor within the school setting. I am a member in good standing with the B. C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

 

Arriving at counselling may feel vulnerable and uncertain, my approach to working together is to offer a safe space where we can explore the areas that you identify as needing attention. My goal is to create a collaborative relationship which allows you to discuss the challenges you are facing and to offer support and skills to explore these together. I will do this with curiosity, empathy, compassion, and respect for your process. It is important to me that you feel like our counselling relationship is the right fit for you. Research has shown that multiple factors influence client change in counselling, with 30% of that being the therapeutic relationship.

 

I have skills and experience providing support to clients with concerns about anxiety, low mood, life transitions, parenting, emotional regulation, and feelings of stress and overwhelm. My way of being is strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed. 

 

My practice style is informed by these evidence-based therapeutic models and can be adapted to meet your needs:

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Narrative Therapy

Response-Based Practice 

Attachment Theory

Mindful Self-Compassion

 

When I am not at work, I love to spend time with family and friends, snuggling with my cat while reading a good book, being outdoors, and watching movies.

 

I am available to provide evening, in person sessions with adults and youth (aged 12-19). I look forward to walking with you as you take this next step.

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Mozhgan Tajdidi MA, RPC

As a Registered Professional Counselor (RPC), I devote my career to counseling individuals living with anxiety, depression, complicated grief, interpersonal problems, terminal illnesses, and loss of meaning in their life. I also offer individual and group therapy for individuals with a history of addiction, traumas, homelessness, and incarceration. 

 

My conceptualization of my role as a therapist is that we are all in this together and there is no person immune to the inherent “givens of existence." I value the entire range of therapeutic realms, but I place great importance on existential therapy which is concerned with the understanding of an individual’s position in the world and with the clarification of what it means to the person to be alive. I commit to exploring these questions with a compassionately sensitive attitude in a safe, authentic, and intimate relationship with the client. The aim is to search for truth with an open mind and an attitude of wonder by cultivating the presence.

 

I meet in-person over the weekend

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