Counselors in British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD

KELOWNA

LANGLEY

RICHMOND

SALT SPRING ISLAND

SEATTLE

SURREY



ABBOTSFORD

Ms. Haide Giesbrecht – M.A., R.C.C.
Columbia Counseling Group
#208 – 2276 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC | V2T 5W8
Tel:  604-852-2557
Email: haide@columbiacounselling.ca
Website:  columbiacounselling.ca

Summary:  Haide provides marital and pre-marital counselling for couples. She also works with individuals on a variety of issues including personal growth and understanding, grief and loss, partner abuse and control, and dealing with difficult relationships.

Mr. Brian Klassen – M.Ed., R.C.C.
Columbia Counseling Group
#208 – 2276 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC | V2T 5W8
Tel:  604-852-2557
Email: bjklassen@telus.net

Summary:  Brian’s main area of focus is on marriage and relationship issues.  In addition, he also works with individuals and families dealing with depression, abuse and addiction issues.

Mr. Duncan Nalos
Counsel Me: Individual and Marriage Counselling
2832 Glenshiel Dr.
Abbotsford, BC | V3G 1G7
Tel:  604-850-0250
Email: dnalos@gmail.com

Summary:  Duncan has been a registered clinical counsellor for over 20 years. He specializes in the following areas: marriage conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and loss. His passion is to help people find direction and purpose in life.

Dr. Heather Smith
BEd, MEd, EdD, RCC
Break-Thru Counseling
Abbotsford, BC | V2T 6V1
Tel:  604-850-7947
Email:  hsmith@meisoc.com

Summary:  Heather is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who provides personal counselling for individuals and families. She specializes in working with adolescents and college students – working through personal and family issues including those surrounding adoption, anxiety, grief, and loss.

Mr. Peter G White – MA, RCC
Unit 217-34334 Forrest Terrace
Abbotsford BC | V2S 1G7
Tel:  778-551-2896
Email:  pete@petergwhite.com
Website:  petergwhite.com

Summary:  Peter is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has a passion for assisting people in the journey of personal transformation and vocational fulfillment through Christian spiritual formation. Peter works with individuals and couples who suffer as a result of trauma, abuse, conflict and neglect. Peter specializes in addiction recovery, with an increasing focus in the growing arenas of sexual addiction and pornography addiction. Peter speaks and lectures regularly on these subjects and is a certified EMDR therapist.

KELOWNA

Rosanne Vidotto M.Ed.
Giovanni Vidotto M.Ed.

Life Care Christian Counselling
#1-450 Yates Rd.,
Kelowna, BC  V1V 1R8
Tel: 250-762-6037
Email:  lifecarecc@shaw.ca
Website:  www.lifecarecc.wordpress.com

Summary:  We provide therapy, education and supportive care for individuals, couples and groups from a Christian world view.  In addition to specializing in couple’s therapy, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual abuse, and spiritual growth and healing, we focus on a wide range of issues that include depression/anxiety, loss and grief, stress and anger.

LANGLEY

Mr. Jim Cornock
Lifestyle Counselling Service
21277 – 56 Ave.
Langley, BC |
Tel:  604-514-9019
Email: jdcnjc@telus.net

Summary:  Growth, marriage, separation and divorce, depression, loss and grief, with a background in pastoral ministry.

Mr. Brian Klassen – M.Ed., R.C.C.
9498-217 St
Langley, BC | V1M4E4
Tel:  604-716-0425
Email: bjklassen@telus.net

Summary:  Specializing in working with teenagers & families, crisis counselling intervention, blended families, premarital, suicide, and depression issues, marriage and relational issues, sexual addiction, family counselling.

RICHMOND

Mr. Kirby Hanawalt
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Cedar Springs Counselling
11295 Mellis Drive
Richmond, BC | V6X 1L8
1-866-213-2241 toll free or 604-244-4969
Email: kirby@cedarspringshealth.com

Summary:  Kirby is the Clinical Supervisor for counsellors and Marriage and Family Therapists; Certified EMDR therapist; specializes in issues and problems that relate to adolescence, individuals, parents, couples and families; 25+ years experience.

Mr. Dale Peters
Riverside Therapists
#133-11180 Coppersmith Place
Richmond, BC | V7A 5G8
Tel:  604-857-7202
Email: dale@youthunlimited.com

Summary:  Bringing healing, hope and solutions to teens, parents, couples and individuals.  I address a wide variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, anger and relationship conflict.

SALT SPRING ISLAND

Ms. Elsje Hannah M.A, CCC, RCC
Celtic Place – A Retreat for Emotional and Spiritual Healing
380 Wright Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC | V8K 2H8
Tel: 250-931-8000 |  Toll Free: 1-877-931-8880
info@celticplace.ca
celticplace.ca

Summary: Celtic Place combines counselling in a retreat setting for those seeking emotional and spiritual healing. Elsje Hannah was trained at Trinity Western University in Counselling Psychology. She has her CCC (Canadian Certified Counsellor) designation from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and her RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor) designation from the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

SEATTLE

Dr. David Hawkins
Marriage Recovery Centre
Tel: 360-846-3599
drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com
www.MarriageRecoveryCenter.com

Summary: Some couples come to enrich an already strong relationship. Others, in the midst of a marital crisis, need emergency, in-depth assistance. We offer Personal and Marriage Intensives, where couples work with two therapists over three days to confront dysfunctional patterns of relating while learning new healthy ways of relating. Our effective, intensive model is contrasted with weekly, hourly counselling which many have found ineffective. We have worked with over 700 couples in our Biblically-based, highly successful program.

SURREY

Ms. Bonnie Dyste, MAMFT, RCC
Registered Clinical Counselor
Seasons Counselling
19443 62 Ave
Surrey, BC | V3S 7L4
Tel: 778-322-9151
Email:  bonnie@seasonscounselling.ca
seasonscounselling.ca

Summary: Bonnie’s goal is to create a therapeutic environment that is both sensitive and safe, and that is uniquely suited to your personal growth. Her speciality is pre-marriage and marriage counselling. Having been married for over 35 years, and as a mother and grandmother, she offers a unique perspective to life transitions and parenting to her work; providing the support, guidance and skills to make change possible.

Mr. Eric Kolke
Garden Ministries
5671 – 176 A St.
Surrey, BC | V3S  4G8
Tel:  604-574-4013
Email:  gardenministries@telus.net

Summary:  Specializing in Holy Spirit led counselling we rely on the Lord for healing.  When the Lord shows up in the counselling session, we witness amazing and lasting recoveries among all ages and genders whether it be emotional, physical, or spiritual trauma.  We also work with marriages and relational issues of all kinds.  People also find help for issues related to finances, pornography, rape, abortion, and substance abuse.

Mr. Brent Unrau
Coastal Counseling Service
9815 – 140 Street,
Surrey, BC | V3T 4M4
Tel:  604-584-4112
Email: bunrau@burden-bearers.ca

Summary:  Brent works with couples to find healing by helping them develop new healthy relationship patterns. He also does individual work with men and women around issues of depression, anger, anxiety, loss, abuse and addictions.

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