Counselling Vancouver Clinic Serving Lower Mainland and BC

Counselling Vancouver services

Individual (Trauma) Counselling

We specialize in trauma counselling.  Some of the individual struggles we work with include; CPTSD, anxiety, childhood trauma/abuse, self-esteem, and emotional overwhelm.   

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Couples Counselling

Our expertise in Couples counselling.  Partners are often working on communication, conflict and arguing, betrayal and mistrust, repetitive unresolved issues, or intimacy and sex.

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Low Cost Counselling

Reduced fees through our interns. Summer discount of $35 per session. Ends August 31st.

Support around relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, and childhood trauma.

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Workshops

We run groups on various topics.  Check out our options.

Gain support and learn skills through our group therapy.

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Are You Struggling With These Experiences?

Individual Struggles

  • trauma / overwhelming panic/flashbacks
  • feeling defensive and triggered
  • feeling overwhelmed with life
  • difficulty finding satisfaction
  • finding purpose and meaning in life
  • hopelessness, disconnected, isolation
  • emotional distress and dysregulation
  • worry and fear
  • difficulties in relationships
  • harmful thoughts and behaviours
  • negative self-talk
  • recovering from invalidation
  • low self-esteem and self-worth, not feeling good enough
  • emotional dysregulation and unstable sense of identity
  • intense sensitivity to rejection
  • recovering from grief and loss
  • creating flexible boundaries and improving self-esteem
  • processing troubling dreams, fantasies, and feelings
  • sexualized and gender-based violence
  • chronic pain/family member struggling with illness

Turning Point Therapy's Areas of Expertise

Relationship Struggles

  • arguing and reactive communication
  • feeling defensive
  • repetitive arguments that go unresolved
  • infidelity
  • unable to repair effectively
  • unable to trust your partner
  • parenting differences
  • extended family/blended families
  • cross-cultural relationships
  • inter-generational conflict
  • communication difficulties
  • shut down and withdrawn
  • difficulty allowing space
  • intimacy and sex
  • relationship endings
  • divorce and separation
  • understanding boundaries
  • distance vs closeness
  • holding onto resentment
  • attachment, separation, and abandonment issues
  • conflict resolution and anger management
  • family of origin relationships
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Turning Point Therapy's
principles and practices.

  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Relational
  • Experiential
  • Collaborative
  • Embodied
  • Non-pathologizing

Our Approach To Counselling

At Turning Point Therapy, our dedicated counsellors bring a rich mosaic of therapeutic approaches to our practice. Here are some of the main ones.

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • EMDR
  • Focusing

Our skilled therapists and counsellors bring years of experience and compassion to every session, ensuring you feel heard, understood, and empowered. Choosing us means taking a step towards healing and growth in a safe, welcoming environment.

All our therapists have been carefully chosen to join our team. They have been selected for their experience, high-level skills, and alignment with our values. All our therapists are involved in their therapy and maintain supervision with mentors in the field.

Read our guidance in choosing a therapist.

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Meet Our Team

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.

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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

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Counselling provides a path to your authentic self

Let's Work Together Towards What's Possible

Therapy changes a person's relationship with themselves and others. Many of life's struggles are rooted in past or present experiences that leave us disconnected, discouraged, disillusioned, and betrayed. 

Our approach is collaborative, where we work together to let go of the impact of these challenging experiences so that you can live your best life. There are many paths to get there, but no specific timeframe exists. However, we know it is possible.  At Turning Point Therapy, this is where we start, with you, listening deeply, being curious to understand, and guiding a way through.

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Turning Point Therapy's Comfortable and
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Contact Information

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
10 am - 3 pm

Email Inquiries
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Meet Turning Point Therapy's Counsellors


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.

  • Information on choosing a counsellor
  • A team of counsellors with different styles and approaches.
  • Counsellors BIO's to provide you with information.
  • Up to 2 free consultations to help you decide.
  • If it still doesn't feel right - you can choose a different counsellor.
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Michelle Carchrae

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Certified Focusing Practitioner
Online Only


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Tamsen Simon

Pre-registration
Reduced fees
In-person and online.


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Alisa Chirpicinic

Registered Clinical Counsellor
In-person and online.


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Jodie Read

Registered Clinical Counsellor
EMDR Trained Practitioner
In-person and online.


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Kellie Shamenski

Registered Clinical Counsellor
EMDR Trained Practitioner
In-person and online.


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Ella Bolourian

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Certified AEDP Therapist
Online only


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Aron Buky-Tompa

Registered Clinical Counsellor
In-person and online.


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Delyse Ledgard

Registered Clinical Counsellor
Clinical Director/Owner
In-person and online.

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Lo Laurin

Intern Counsellor
In-person and online.


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Sarah Jamieson

Intern Counsellor
Practicum ends May 2024
In-person and online.


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Amanda Herron

Intern Counsellor
Internship ends May 2024
In-person and online.


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    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 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 receive expert training. 

     

    It doesn't just stop at getting a degree.  That is just where it starts. To become the best at what we do, we keep learning and studying and getting in-depth training to deepen our skills.

    We provide you with a choice

    We have several 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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    Contact

    Admin office hours. 
    Monday - Friday -  9.30 am - 1.30 pm

    604 638 7221

    Counselling Offices in Vancouver, Delta, North Shore, and Kitsilano.

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