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Counselling in Vancouver and BC
Individual (Trauma) Counselling
We specialize in trauma counselling. Individuals who come to us are often struggling with, CPTSD, anxiety, childhood trauma/abuse, self-esteem, boundaries, and disconnection or emotional overwhelm.
Let us help you choose your counsellor.
Couples counselling addresses issues such as:
Conflict and arguing
Betrayal and mistrust
Lack of connection
Stuck on the same issues
Low Cost Counselling
Counselling with our interns. Reduced cost.
They can provide support around many struggles including relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, and childhood trauma.
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Counselling provides a path to your authentic self
At Turning Point Therapy, we are trained in a number of approaches here are some of the main ones.
- Somatic Therapy
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
- Internal Family Systems
- Relational Life Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
We are guided by the following principles and practices.
More On Trauma Counselling
When you have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect when you are young, the consequences run deep. You have fewer inner resources to deal with the impact, which can lead to unhealthy ways of dealing with the pain, such as addictions, self-harm, destructive relationships, and isolation.
Trauma can therefore show up in any area of your life and not be obvious to you that it is unprocessed trauma you are being driven by.
Our goal is to provide you with attention, acceptance, and presence so that you can process traumatic experiences and strengthen your natural instincts and resilience.
This is where we start, with you, listening deeply, curious to understand, and guiding a way through.
More On Couples Counselling
Couples counselling can be daunting and feel vulnerable. Partners can be concerned that conflict will increase and they will end up arguing in the session, or the therapist will take sides.
However, couples have reported that it has been easier to talk about difficult subjects, are less reactive and begin to develop more trust in sessions.
In Couples Counselling we :
- Develop a picture of each person's contribution and the work they need to do.
- Learn about the patterns and interactions you are stuck in.
- Learn to repair and negotiate your needs with healthy communication.
- Create better boundaries and self-esteem.
- Work through family of origin legacies.
We Welcome Partners Who Identify As
Lesbian, gay, bi-, queer, and questioning
Cis, non-binary, trans-gendered, or gender nonconforming
Polyamorous, consensual-non monogamy, kink
YOU GET TO CHOOSE
This is really important. We don't match you to a counsellor because it has to be your choice.
That is what is mean't by a good fit. The foundation for therapy is a relationship and when a relationship is the most beneficial, it is when we have chosen to be there. It is no different in therapy.
We provide you with support to make that decision in the following ways.
Why work with us?
We've all been there. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help.
All of our therapists do their own ongoing work so that we can be present to you. We also all know how vulnerable it can feel to talk about yourself or to feel afraid that you are going to be taken over by painful feelings. This is often why we put it off until things get desperate or at a crisis point. You may have noticed that avoidance doesn't change the pain and unhappiness you have been carrying. You can distract for a while but one way or another those things you have been working hard to not think about find their way back.
We continue to get the best Training and Guidance.
It doesn't just stop at getting a degree. In fact, that is just where it starts. To really become the best at what we do, we need to keep learning and studying and getting in-depth training to deepen our skills.
We provide you with a choice.
We have a number of therapists with different styles and approaches. We provide up to 2 free consultations to meet with different counsellors so you can get the right fit for you before you start. Read up on our suggestions for choosing a counsellor.
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