I also incorporate a mindfulness approach, as I believe increasing awareness of one’s own behavioural patterns is a driver of personal transformation. Mindfulness is an essential tool because it helps to identify issues to work on in counselling, and also serves as a tool to empower people to remain in the present even when something from the past is triggering, or something from the future is anxiety-provoking.
Another unique element to my practice is the incorporation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it emphasizes seeking balance in all things. Emotional issues arise due to imbalances within the psyche, and mindfulness helps to identify these imbalances, as well as any maladaptive behavioural patterns. Traditional Chinese Medicine has given me insight into Eastern, collectivist thought, which helps me to understand different client worldviews.
I have a Master's of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, have completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, as well as the ASIST suicide intervention course. I have 6 years' experience as a support worker caring for mentally challenged clients.
I am registered with the BC Association of Clinical counsellors and my Registered Clinical Counsellor designation allows those with third-party insurance subsidizing RCC rates to have part or all my fees covered.
I aim to use interventions and design a treatment approach that is tailored specifically to you. No matter who you are and where you come from, my therapeutic practice will ensure that you feel seen, heard and understood. I commend you for taking this step and choosing counselling as a modality for your healing and it will be my honour to work with you.
Andrew works with a variety of modalities, including:
- Depression counselling
- Anxiety counselling
- Trauma and PTSD therapy
- Couples counselling
- Addiction counselling
- Grief and Loss therapy
- Alcohol and substance use
- Anger management therapy
- Family counselling
- Life transitions counselling
- Counselling for men's issues
- Stress therapy
- Self-esteem counselling
- Counselling those with Intellectual disability
- Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Virtual Counselling
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