BEd, MEd, CCC
Cole’s career has been as an elementary educator, child and youth mental health clinician, and clinical counsellor. Specifically, he has experience as a behaviour specialist which has provided him with unique insight into children who use their behaviour as language, often instead of their words. The foundation of Cole’s work is based on the assumption that when people experience suffering, it is common to feel overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or confused about what to do. It is at this place that he can be helpful by engaging in meaningful conversations, and contributing to change.
Cole’s passion, and the concentration of his practice, is around supporting children and families who are navigating high stress, concerning behaviours, and family conflict. He works closely with children who are exhibiting high levels of anxiety and those who have a history of traumatic experiences. Cole’s services include individual sessions, family therapy, and educational group therapy.
Cole is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and he earned his Master’s Degree from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.
BA-Psyc, MEd, RCC, CCC
Elyssa's experience and area of concentration includes working with individuals who are struggling with occupational trauma, PTSD, substance use, grief, and anxiety. Recognizing the connection between people and the environment in which they live is essential to Elyssa's practice. Elyssa is available to work with individuals and couples, and she offers a flexible schedule when needed.
Elyssa uses a client centered approach as a foundation for her work. Elyssa is trained and certified in EMDR, DBT, CBT, and Trauma counselling. Elyssa works extensively with people in high risk occupations such as, first responders, corrections, nurses, and is an approved provider with Medavie Blue Cross for work with Veterans. She finds success in supporting people through traumatic or stressful workplace incidents using various approaches. Elyssa has training and understanding in the complexities within organizations and systems and recognizes the frequency that employees are expected to make changes within themselves when perhaps the problem lies within the system.
Elyssa provides a non-judgemental and caring style of counselling for every person that enters the office. Elyssa also offers online and telephone counselling sessions.
BA, BEd, MEd, CCC
I have been working with families for over 25 years, as an educator and a counsellor. I enjoy helping people navigate life’s obstacles. I like to teach people new skills, while acknowledging we all have a legitimate way of being that needs to be recognized and respected. I think helping people recognize their own power fosters the strength and resilience needed to face life’s challenges. I have helped clients with various needs and have extensive experience helping clients on the autism spectrum, and clients with developmental disabilities. My practice is neurodiversity affirming, and I am comfortable working with clients of all ages.
My approach is diverse. I have a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but I believe there are many paths up the mountain. Therefore, I have studied and have familiarity with other modalities, including Applied Positive Psychology, trauma intervention, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe the approach must fit the needs of my clients.
I am available for sessions in person, online and by phone. I have recently expanded my weekend hours and am currently welcoming new clients. It’s important to find the right person when entering into a counselling relationship. If you would like to set up a free phone consultation, to see if my approach is compatible with your needs, please reach out.
BSc-Psyc, MSc-Psyc, MA, RCC, CCC
“I believe that counselling is a collaboration between a client and a therapist. I provide a caring, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that everyone has a potential to excel, but sometimes through different life experiences, we lose sight of our abilities.”
Urszula’s experience includes working with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationship issues, addictions, as well as high performance, stress and workload management, dealing with pressure and motivation. Urszula holds a Master’s in Counselling as well as a Masters in Psychology of Sport and Performance. She assists her clients in overcoming obstacles in order to achieve their potential, live productive lives, improve their relationships, and gain the confidence needed to achieve their goals. In her counselling work Urszula applies a client centred approach, and uses CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. She also applies the principles of Feedback Informed Therapy to ensure that the sessions meet clients’ goals and expectations.
BSc, BEd, MEd, RCC
It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience stress in one of its many
forms. Difficulties with relationships, jobs, loss, health, trauma and even the relentlessness of a
fast-paced lifestyle can lead us to feel overwhelmed and even helpless. Our bodies are designed
to allow us to cope with the typical stressors that we come up against in daily life.
Unfortunately, the systems we use to manage challenges sometimes become overwhelmed or
fail to function in an optimal manner, this can lead to symptoms that can be difficult to manage
Counselling provides a collaborative relationship in which challenges can be explored in a way
that feels safe and supportive. Sierra uses a client-centered approach as the foundation of her
work, and believes that we all contain within ourselves the resources needed to make
meaningful change in our lives. Through counselling clients can begin to understand the
connection between their biology, psychology, relationships and behaviours. Sierra utilizes her
understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology to
support clients in integrating their experiences so that they can experience more fulfilling
relationships and balanced lives.
Sierra’s practice involves working with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression,
self-doubt, relationship issues and trauma. She has worked across the span of the education
system for the past eleven years as a classroom teacher, inclusive education teacher, behaviour specialist and counsellor and is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC).
Sierra is currently only working with adult clients and offers evening and weekend sessions. She
is available for phone, video and in person appointments.
BA, MEd, RCC
My goal is to meet my clients in a way that is comfortable, non-judgemental and above all else,
authentic. My approach is integrative: based on my formal training, my experience, and most
importantly – the empathy that I hold for my clients. I care about your story and I believe that
every person needs and deserves to be heard and supported. In my mind, the client comes first
and my approach or method comes second – I’m there for you.
My educational background reads like this -- BA (English/PE) from Trinity Western, PDP teacher
training from Simon Fraser University, and M.Ed. (Counselling) from University of Northern BC.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC (#16856).
I’ve worked for over 25 years as a teacher and counsellor in the public school system working
with students from K to 12. In addition, the past few years have seen me working for a private
counselling agency in Northern BC that handles a wide variety of clients – individuals, couples
and families. I must admit I have a particular interest in working with couples. Honestly, I feel
that there is no issue or situation that I would shy away from. If it matters to you, then I
embrace the challenge of working toward solutions – for you.
I enjoy seeing motivated clients take strides toward fulfilling their potential. With a lifelong
involvement in exercise and sport, I've also developed a keen interest in what motivates
individuals and groups to reach their potential – we all have the capacity to move forward and
I’ve just recently moved to the Kamloops area after living for a long time in Northern BC. My
wife and I have been married for over 30 years, and we have three adult children. In my spare
time I enjoy exercise, reading and spending time with family.
BEd, MACP, CCC
Kim has over 20 years of experience as an elementary educator and a passion for working with youth and their families. Today’s youth face many challenges that can impact their mental health and well-being. Kim welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals and families to improve overall functioning, build on strengths, develop skills, and navigate difficult times. She offers support in a variety of areas including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, self-esteem, Autism, ADD/ADHD, coping skills, behaviour, addiction, family conflict, school issues, and trauma.
Kim understands the importance of developing a trusting, non-judgemental, supportive therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected. Working from a client centered, collaborative approach she can help you explore your challenges, strengths, and opportunities for growth. Kim is committed to providing her clients with a meaningful, evidence-based therapeutic experience that meets their individual needs.
Kim is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who earned her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. She offers in person, video, or telephone appointments. Call 250-571-4048 or email email@example.com if you are interested in a free consultation.
BA, BEd, MACP
Kirsten is a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology practicum student bringing the most current counselling tools and techniques to her therapeutic relationships. She is able to offer counselling at reduced rates to service those who could not otherwise access psychotherapy.
Kirsten has been involved in education and teaching since 2010, and has spent the last six years as an inclusion teacher working with youth with attachment disorders, neurodiversities, behaviour and communication challenges, trauma, and anxiety. She is mindful to bring a compassionate, calm energy to her work, and employs an integrative and adaptable framework to her collaboration with clients, knowing each person has their own unique needs. She is guided by a trauma-informed approach, integrating cognitive behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered modalities to her work.
Kirsten is offering in-person, online and telephone counselling sessions to children over 10-years old, youth and adults.
Sarah Ryan - Practicum Student
Sarah is a Masters Intern in Counselling Psychology offering counselling at a reduced rate. Sarah is an experienced and compassionate counselor with a genuine passion for working with families, couples, individuals, and youth. With a person-centered, strengths-based approach, she believes in honoring the agency and dignity of each client, empowering them to navigate life's complexities and discover their true potential.
With over 15 years of professional experience working with children and families in Kamloops as a social worker, family counsellor, support worker and educator, Sarah has developed an understanding of the unique dynamics and intricacies that families, couples, and youth face. Her background in social work has provided a wealth of knowledge around attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems theory and trauma informed practice, all of which allows for a tailored approach to counseling for clients from all walks of life.
Sarah recognizes that each person's journey is unique and will work towards creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can express yourself openly and feel heard. Sarah believes that by fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship, clients can access the tools they need to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth.