Counselling

Our Counselling Services

We work with individuals, couples and families to address a wide variety of concerns.

  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
  • Marital issues, separation, divorce, parenting or relationship problems.
  • Addictions
  • Low self-esteem, assertiveness, anger, communication or career issues.
  • Grief, aging or health issues
  • Spiritual or religious concerns

Understanding how an individual functions in one’s family, work, and social systems offers new and more effective ways to manage self and improve relationships.

Our Work with Children

We also work with parents to help them in their relationships with their children. Play Therapy can be a effective approach when working with younger children.  One of our counsellors is a Registered Play Therapist and works out of our North Vancouver office.

Duration of Counselling

The length of time in counselling varies with the individual and the situation. This can be discussed with the counsellor.

Quality of Counselling

Our counsellors and interns abide by a code of ethics as proscribed by their professional association and the American Association of Pastoral Counsellors (AAPC).

Living Systems places a high value on the quality of counselling and professional competence.  If you at any time would like to speak to someone about the quality of care whether you are extremely satisfied or have had some difficulty or complaint, please contact:

Katherine White
Clinical Director
604 926 5496 ext 330.

  • North Vancouver office:
    1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, V7P 1T7,  suites 205, 209, 224 – (near Capilano Rd, Marine and McGowan)
  • New Westminster:
    401 – 625 Fifth Avenue, New Westminster, V3M 1X4 (5th Avenue and 7th Street)
  • East Vancouver:
    2703 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5N 4C5 (near Broadway)
  • Downtown:
    915 – 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, V6G 2K8 (Howe & Helmcken)
  • West Side:
    212 – 1628 W. 1st Avenue, Vancouver, V6J 3Z2 (near Granville Island)
  • Surrey:
    59A Ave at 172A Street, V3S 5S4, Surrey

Fees & Insurance Coverage

Counselling is on a sliding fee scale based on a client’s gross income, number of dependents and current circumstances.

Interns and Residents are part of the clinical training program at Living Systems. They have / or are pursuing a master’s degree and are specializing in family systems therapy and receive regular supervision. They see clients who can pay between $15-$50 per session.  PLEASE NOTE: we currently have interns available only at our North Shore and Vancouver offices.

Associate Clinical Counsellors and our Full Clinical Counsellors are experienced Bowen family system therapists and registered counsellors. For fee details see the counsellor profiles under Counsellors/Interns.

Some extended health insurance or employee assistance programs cover counselling fees. Check your program and discuss it with your counsellor.

To book or inquire about counseling – No doctor’s referral is required

CONTACT US

Living Systems is a registered society, charity # 107784308RR001. We thank the following: BC Gaming Commission, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, Individual donors and our members

209-1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1T7

T: 604.926.5496…..F: 604 973 0272…..E: info@livingsystems.ca