Individual, Couple and Family Counselling.
Parent Coaching Program.
We offer phone/online sessions and a reduced-fee programs.
No Doctor’s referral is needed unless requested. Please scroll down for details.
The Systems Model for Family Assessment consolidates Bowen Theory in five dimensions.
These dimensions can be applied to the family, the work setting, and/or to assess one’s own work as a therapist in clinical practice. The day will include theoretical presentations and time for discussion across the day. Click here to learn more.
New: Marriage Preparation Course – Ready, Set, I DO!
An applied systems approach for improved partner relationships.
Building Better Relationships
Learn how to apply the Bowen Family Systems Approach to improve your relationships.
Training on Bowen Family Systems Theory for Clinicians and Professionals
In-depth study of Bowen Family Systems theory and its practical application to counselling in the Vancouver area. Two-year part-time Clinical internship program and practicum opportunities available. Open House online sessions Tuesday, April 27 6pm-7pm Tuesday, May 25, 6pm-7pm
Managing Self during Covid – special resources here
Important Coronavirus Update
March 18, 2020 – Living Systems is aware of the financial impact that the pandemic may be having on families. We provide an income adjusted fee schedule: if your income has been impacted please ask your counsellor to adjust your fee. Living Systems is recommending that all clients use our phone/web video meeting option if provided by your counsellor. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.
Please note: Living Systems is not a crisis centre. If you are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, please contact the Crisis Intervention Centre of BC at 604 872 3311 or 1 800 784 2433 or call a trusted friend or family member.
March 14, 2020. As the world responds to the coronavirus pandemic, our concerns around personal health and safety remain a top priority. Given the ongoing prevention recommendations (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html) from Health Canada, we support your decision to use HIPAA-compliant telehealth services (either phone or video) as alternatives to in-person sessions in order to continue delivering counselling to Living Systems clients. This is particularly true in cases where a client is unwell or has been traveling abroad. Please speak with your counsellor to explore these options. We also insist that if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms you do not come in person to your sessions. Thank you for assisting us in protecting the safety of our clients, counsellors, and staff.
Please note: We are not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in distress or having suicidal thoughts contact 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 310 Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information, and resources specific to mental health.
Living Systems Counselling is a leading provider of counselling, training, education, and research based on Bowen family systems theory in the Vancouver area.
Our counsellors have assisted thousands of individuals and their families to function more effectively in relationships and in life.
Our vision is to contribute to the knowledge of human behaviour from a natural systems perspective. Our mission is to make knowledge of human behaviour from a natural systems perspective available to the community by providing counselling, training, education, and research.
Living Systems Counselling in the Vancouver area, utilizes Bowen family systems theory and therapy to address a wide variety of challenges. This counselling approach can help you think more clearly about yourself and your relationships.
For more information about Bowen family systems theory see: Introduction to Bowen Theory.
As a non-profit organization we offer counselling to all, regardless of age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or income levels.