Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Counselling – Office and Online

Vancouver Island, BC, based in Victoria and Online

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Therapeutic Counselling

When you’re in emotional pain, therapeutic counselling helps. Even when you think nothing can possibly help, somehow counselling does. Talking allows the thinking part of the brain to soothe the emotional part.

Change the way you look at things  –  and the things you look at change.”  (Wayne Dwyer) It’s true!

Therapeutic counselling connects you with a deeper part of your brain, leading you towards healing, helping you make decisions that are right for you and saving you countless hours on your personal journey.

In my practice I use a blend of NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Imago and TOT (Trust Oriented Therapy) with couples and individuals, in-office and by zoom and email.

Relationship Counselling

Communication can be a minefield when people are not truly hearing each other. My aim is to find a way for everyone to be heard and to shine. With NVC this is very doable!

ConnectionCue cards are the tools I use myself when I’m stuck… The feedback I’ve had from others who have used them has also been very positive. These are tools that will serve you for the rest of your life and in every area of your life!

Trauma Counselling

Physical trauma: Canadian counselling helps for all trauma. Have you experienced a physical trauma and need to rebuild from the ground up? I’ve been there.  You’ve already dealt with the physical nightmare but, unbelievably, there’s no short-cut to doing the emotional work too. Let me help you rebuild the very best life possible with ConnectionCue cards smoothing the way.

Emotional trauma can be just as difficult as physical trauma. You may not be able to see anything wrong but it’s the emotional part of all trauma that causes the most trouble. Even when the trauma is so obviously physical,  it’s never ‘just physical’ and there will be an emotional component lurking under the surface.

Individual / Personal Growth Counselling 

Focusing on – and ‘teasing apart’ – your feelings; using those feelings to identify your needs; and brainstorming strategies to find solutions for whatever’s bugging you, that’s the magic! As you focus on / talk about your deepest issues (and their history), those experiences become conscious and clear. We can go slowly and I will hear every part of your story. Slowly the thinking and purely emotional parts of your brain start to work together and you heal.

Couples Counselling

Real love is always worth fighting for. If you were ‘in love’ once, chances are good that you can be in love again! Seriously… Imago has some very useful tools which, coupled with NVC and TOT, make for brilliant therapy.

You may adore your partner and kids but perhaps you also need to find a way to speak so that they can truly hear you?  The lives of everyone in the family are equally important to me and we have some very real tools that will polish up your relationship and potentially save you years of heartache.

I also offer premarital counselling (excellent idea! Don’t get married without it!) and parenting help for kids of all ages.

Grief Therapeutic Counselling

Grief is, believe it or not, a human need. It is one that we need to give ourselves to in order to be able to move forward with our life. Grief is very individual and an important step that has to be taken after loss in order to be able to heal and move on.

Office Counselling

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

best counselling servicesI am based in Victoria BC, on Vancouver Island.   I may also be able to arrange a home/ hospital visit if necessary.

Online Telehealth Counselling

Therapeutic counselling online  is great! Personally much of the time I find these sessions as effective as coming to the office – except they are 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, with at least 2 days notice.  I will return your email promptly and I bet one of the times you suggest will work! Payment is possible online, through my website or by e-transfer after our session.

Email Counselling

Therapeutic counselling by email is particularly useful in such a big country as ours… Also during a pandemic! It’s an economical and useful way of covering some of the relevant background material. Sometimes you start to see your own answers in your emails and my replies.

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

Counsellor Supervision

In Oak Bay or by Zoom – 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 in Psychodynamic therapy, Imago, NVC, TOT, Person-centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative and Solution focused supervision approaches.

Your individual sessions with me are confidential and affordably priced for new counsellors (similar cost to group supervision). I also offer supervision to supervisors and will be starting a new Balint group for supervision soon.


Contact me now and let’s start!

Submit the 3 forms required (no need to download) – Intake, Ethics, Confidentiality –  and send me a ‘first email’ (found in the same place)  to request a meeting and suggest 3 times.


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

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

Thanks and I look forward to meeting you!


Julie E Taylor MTC RCS
Master Therapeutic Counsellor
Registered Counselling Supervisor

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