About Me

I am intrigued by helping people navigate their own stories and build the life they want. Since 2001, I have been developing my practice through my work with inner city kids and youth as a school teacher and counsellor in Vancouver and beyond. I further trained as a counsellor in university student services and as a parenting group facilitator and LGBTQ2 facilitator. 

 

I love nature, travel, and being active. I love ideas, making things and making things happen. I love people in all their complexities and how we navigate the world. I love exploration of what’s inside us, what’s beside us, all around us and beyond us.

My Approach

My approach combines gaining wisdom from the past, grounding in the present and envisioning the future in order to facilitate and collaborate toward change. I believe the process is as important as the goal. Finding a counsellor that fits with your own approach is essential in creating an experience that feels meaningful and purposeful. I incorporate Adlerian, narrative, constructivist, solution focused and person centered ideas to the counselling experience.

 
 

Services

I work with adults and youth 13+. I specialize in life transitions, anxiety, depression, career, parenting, fertility, anger management, emotion  regulation, LGBTQ2 and behaviour.  I use a variety of techniques including talk therapy, art therapy, skill building and practice, mindfulness, play therapy, and sandtray. I believe that the most effective counselling combines in-session exploration and between session practice. Integrating new knowledge outside of the counselling room can solidify and inform the shift of everyday life. Sometimes with youth it can be helpful to work with both parent and youth. Every adult and youth is uniquely individual and I tailor sessions to meet with your own approach and comfort level.

 

Rates

As per BC Association of Clinical Counsellors Recommended Rates 

RCC#16202

I am currently available Tuesdays evenings and Thursdays. Thursdays are bookable online. For Tuesday evening bookings please contact me by phone or email directly. Other days/times may be available upon request.

$120/hour Individual Adult Session or Youth Session

I work on a full 60 min hour for all sessions.

Some extended health plans cover registered clinical counselling services. Please check the details of your own plan.

I accept the following for payment:

Cash, cheque, e-transfer, Visa, MasterCard, or debit

Call me for a free 15 minute consultation.

*Please note: If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise you will be charged the full session cost.   

 

Contact

Location

101-1416 Commercial Drive

Vancouver BC V5L 3X9

#16202

Living and working with gratitude on unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Squamish and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Tsleil-Waututh Nations

 

​© 2019 Catherine Hollifield