Counselling Services, in Victoria and Online (Canada, US and Worldwide)

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When you’re in emotional pain, counselling services help. Even when you think nothing can possibly help, counselling does.

When you start wondering about your next step, perhaps linking your past with your present actions, counselling services can save you valuable time. A good counsellor will connect with a deeper part of you, which will lead you in the right direction and save you countless wasted hours.

Relationship Counselling:

You adore your partner but do you long to find a way to speak so that your spouse can truly hear you? There are some very real tools that work and can polish up your relationship and save you years of heartache. Also worth noting: you can use these tools for the rest of your life, with or without more counselling services!

Trauma Counselling:

Have you experienced a physical trauma and need to rebuild from the ground up? I’ve been there: let me help you rebuild the very best life possible. Emotional trauma can be just as difficult as physical trauma. In fact it’s the emotional part of any trauma that causes the most trouble, even for those with an obvious physical trauma.

Perhaps you just need a sounding board to help make a decision? Counselling services can do that: show you your own thoughts as if you were looking in a magnifying mirror. Deep down you intuitively know what you want and I may be able to reflect to you what is already in your own subconscious?

Office Counselling (see below for Online Counselling, Email Counselling and Counselling Supervision)

Counselling servicesI am based in Victoria, BC.  I can also arrange sessions/groups in Vancouver or Abbotsford (and occasionally in Calgary). I have also visited people in their homes or in hospital when necessary.

Couples Counselling

When it comes to marriage or relationship, you can’t come to a better place. I use Imago style therapy, blended with NVC and glued together with TOT. Imago is one of most effective methods of couples therapy available. NVC is non-violent (or compassionate) communication by Dr Marshall Rosenberg (powerful) and TOT is Trust Oriented Therapy from Mahmud Nestman in Vancouver, BC, Canada. TOT is gentle, respectful and very thorough. I also offer premarital counselling (excellent idea!) and parenting help.

Personal Growth Counselling 

Focusing on – and ‘teasing apart’ – your feelings/needs/strategies is the first step to finding a resolution to whatever’s bugging you.  As you focus on/talk about your deepest issues (and their history) they become conscious. We can go slowly and I will hear every part of your story.

The most successful counselling transforms the most difficult issue and takes the unconscious and makes it conscious. Focusing on your issues – and your self – bring them into the conscious mind. This is the first step towards establishing a peaceful and fulfilled life. Watching someone blossom is a beautiful thing!

The methods I use are simple, relatively quick and they work.

Online Counselling

Online counselling sessions are great! Personally much of the time I find them as effective as coming to the office – except it’s about 25% less expensive and I can usually make you an appointment within a few days. Send me an email and suggest 3 times, on separate days and with at least 48 hours notice. I bet one of them will work…

Email Counselling

Email is often a very good first step. At the least, it’s an economical and useful way of covering some of the relevant background material. At best, you may start to see your own answers from your emails and my replies and not need further help at this stage.

It’s useful to be able to go back over and and be able to reread your emails too. As I said earlier, the answers for the direction you need to take now are often in your subconscious and when you read and reread what you wrote, you may find the answers ‘between the lines’ .

Counsellor Supervision

I offer collaborative and reflective supervision to all levels of counsellor in the Process Oriented and  Developmentally-based models of supervision. I am a Registered Counselling Supervisor with specialist training through CURA in Vancouver and  PESI CE in Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative and Solution focused supervision approaches. I also offer hypnotherapy and EFT. Please click here to learn more.

Your individual sessions with me are confidential and affordably priced for new counsellors (similar cost as group supervision). I also offer supervision to supervisors.

Forms

Contact me now and let’s start!

Submit the 3 forms required (Intake, Ethics, Confidentiality) and send me a ‘first email’ (found in the same place)  to request a meeting.

Payment

You can make payment through the website for Online Office.  Office visit payments can be made by cash, by e-transfer or by email on receipt of your invoice.

Let’s Go!

Online: Please suggest 3 times that suit you, Monday – Friday between 10am and 5pm, with at least 3 days notice.  I’m hopeful that one of those times will work and I will use the days/times as a guide to offer alternatives if necessary!

Office sessions usually require 2 or 3 weeks notice.

My favourite quotes:

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again – and expecting different results.” (Albert Einstein)

Change the way you look at things  –  and the things you look at change.”  (Wayne Dwyer)

Thanks and I look forward to meeting you!

Julie

Julie E Taylor MTC RCS
Master Therapeutic Counsellor
Registered Counselling Supervisor

ACCT – Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada