Looking For Change, Healing and Living life on Your Terms?
In-person sessions now available
We still have both video chat and in-person options in the booking system.
We maintain recommended precautions and book people with 15 mins in between to clean surfaces. We also have a recommended air filtration system to add further safety to your sessions.
Providing Counselling in Vancouver and North Delta
Do you feel apprehensive about seeing a therapist? Many people still see counselling as a weakness. Something you might suggest to a friend who is going through a difficult time, but hard to give yourself the same advice?
Most people explore counselling when they feel desperate, and have reached the limits of how to handle life's challenges. We understand how difficult it can be to reach out and we are here to help.
At Turning Point, we are committed to providing you with a safe and accepting space to reflect, learn, grow, and heal.
We have 2 locations. Downtown Vancouver serving clients in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Burnaby. North Delta serving clients in the Fraser Valley including Surrey, Langley and Richmond.
Breathe, Reflect, Heal.
We understand that finding the right fit is important.
We offer a free 1/2hr video/phone consultation.
Who We Are and our Approach
Turning Point Therapy has a team of dedicated therapists and interns who are passionate about their practice and what therapy has to offer. We all walk alongside you in our own journey of transformation and knowledge that we bring to the therapeutic relationship with you.
We practice a style of therapy that includes the following principles and practices.
We welcome and respect diversity and the rights of individuals to determine who and how they love. That race, gender, abilities, sexual preference, and age are some of the differences that add to a richness of experience and talent. We acknowledge the impact of a system that discriminates against those it sees as less than, unworthy, defective, and un-entitled to succeed. We endeavour to work towards a world where the legacy of oppression and caste is no longer felt and everyone is honoured for their contribution and unique being.
We see the importance of relationships to all humans. That it is through a relationship that we can experience safety, compassion, acceptance, and healing. We also recognize that our deepest wounds have occurred in a relationship and therefore believe that the relationship between you and your therapist is foundational to creating a new experience of connection where you have the opportunity to relax into who you are meant to be.
We believe that change occurs through an awareness of experience. Your experience only occurs in the present moment. All your previous experience affects how you experience yourself and others in the present moment. So in this way we have access in the present to all aspects of your experience. Neuroscience research also informs us that our emotions are key to integrating new information and therefore key to any transformational experience.
Connection to our bodies relates in part to the focus on the present moment. We bring attention to sensations, emotions, and movement as different parts of our experience. As therapists, we take in all levels of communication including somatic. We practice being centered and grounded. We know that integration and connection with others occur when we are regulated in our bodies. We also understand that our past wounds and traumas are held in the body and so releasing this needs to include our physical self as well as our cognitive self.
This refers to an aspect of the type of relationship we want to cultivate with you. We are in partnership with you in working together to figure out what you need We seek to invite you, not tell you, to involve you, not disregard you, and to follow your agenda, not ours.
We focus on your strengths, resources, and developing new skills. We see your struggles in the context of managing difficult circumstances, and traumas you have encountered. Rather than something that is wrong with you, we reframe your experience as having to encounter and manage, the disturbance and chaos that has surrounded you.