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 Parents

It’s natural to want to fix and change a child/adolescent who is struggling to manage life. Hence it may be a surprise to hear that our counselling approach is designed to focus on the parent rather than to try to change the young person. A repeated idea in our approach to counselling is that when parents shift their energies away from trying to fix or change their child and invest in what is in their control as parents, new hopeful pathways open up.

Changing another is outside of anyone’s control, whereas changing self is always achievable. When a parent discovers ways they can promote more autonomy and responsibility in their child/adolescent, through how they manage themselves, it can recover a parent’s confidence. It doesn’t promise a quick fix for the young person but it does enable the parent to get back on track as a loving and firm leader.

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 prescribed by their professional association and the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Living Systems Counselling 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
604-809-8555

To book an appointment (onsite, online) or inquire about counselling – No doctors referral required, unless requested.

CONTACT US

Living Systems Counselling is a registered society, charity# 107784308RR001. We are a leading provider of counselling, training, education, and research-based on Bowen family systems theory. We offer counselling for family, couples, addiction, mental health issues. 9 locations in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. We thank the BC Gaming Commission, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, Individual donors and our members for their support.

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

Telephone: 604.926.5496…….Email: info@livingsystems.ca