CLINICAL COUNSELLING SERVICES
All services are offered in-person or online within the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Uncertain About Online Counselling?
It’s common to feel hesitant about using a virtual platform for counselling services; however, online counselling services can offer the same emotional benefits as in-person counselling sessions but from the comfort of your home. I offer the option of my clinical counselling and wellness services as an online counsellor to remove the barriers that some individuals experience in accessing face-to-face therapy sessions.
Figuring out where to start can be an unnerving process. Contact Nikkol with your questions and concerns. Together we will find the path to healing that works best for you and/or those you are caring for.
There are times when life challenges become too much to manage on your own and talking with a counsellor can be beneficial for creating positive change and building resilience. I offer individual counselling to children, adolescences, and adults to help address specific areas of life that are a concern to you within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. Together we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as you process your experiences to help find clarity, discover options, form plans, set goals, and develop strategies while considering your individual needs.
ADDITIONAL THERAPUTIC OFFERINGS
Expressive Play Therapy
As children develop their expressive language abilities which conveys their emotional experience, they first learn to communicate through their behaviours. It is our job as caring adults to become curious about their actions. When challenges begin to arise within their development and your child’s behavioural or emotional reactions are becoming a concern, seeking professional support can be beneficial. Through the use of expressive play therapies using toys, art, music, writing, storytelling, sand-tray, movement, and relaxation strategies, I work alongside your child to support emotional, behavioural, and social development. Parental involvement is highly encouraged. Children thrive in a safe, secure, and emotionally responsive environment. A combination of parenting support and/or parent-child play therapy in addition to child counselling is recommended for the therapeutic progress.
Parenting Support & Guidance
Raising a human being is the most important and rewarding role a parent can undertake, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. It’s normal to experience difficulties and frustration while seeking to understand your child’s behaviours and emotional reactions. Children have their unique personalities and needs as they develop into young adults which can make the task of parenting feel like it is constantly changing. I’m here to offer my support and guidance as you navigate through your child or adolescent’s day-to-day stressors and developmental needs. We will work together to strengthen existing parenting abilities and create opportunity for you and your child to strengthen your connection, while addressing your individual parenting needs.
When faced with unexpected life events that are overwhelming for the mind to manage, the body activates the threat response referred to as the fight-flight-freeze within the autonomic nervous system to help the body survive. These experiences are remembered in the body as cellular memories and can remain stuck impacting your health and relationships. Using Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga Postures, I work with you to identify, process, and release difficult emotions held in the body in the form of stress, tension, and other physical symptoms affecting your immune system. Sessions focus on bodywork involving guided mindfulness-meditation, restorative yoga postures, breathing techniques, and light touch (if in-person).
I believe counselling and wellness services should be as accessible, affordable, and convenient as possible to all individuals who are experiencing life challenges and seeking support. Since the process and length of counselling can vary depending on your therapeutic goals and presenting concerns, I understand that you may face barriers in getting started with counselling and wellness services. Most extended health plans cover a portion of counselling services. It is recommended that you consult with your provider to confirm coverage, which specific degree and registration, and to what yearly limit. No extended health plan coverage available? Please email me mentioning your financial situation and we will collaborate to find an affordable price.
Why Counselling and Wellness Services?
Human development, and personal growth, does not have to occur in solitude. Difficult situations can present themselves in life that involve encouragement and guidance from others to help process the emotional experience. There are many ways to seek support, counselling and wellness services being one. I believe a holistic approach to healing is important to strengthen the mind-body connection and build resiliency. Together we will create an environment that is supportive towards your personal journey to feeling whole.