At The Counselling Group, we provide a collaborative space for therapists to grow their practices. At 50 and growing, we have a lot of talent to choose from! Each therapist has their own style, niche and speciality areas in which they are trained. Choose from one of our featured therapists below, or contact us for more information at (604) 538-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help you decide what is best for you.
Our guarantee: if you as a client ever feel dissatisfied with your therapist for any reason, please forward your concerns confidentially for review.
OUR FEATURED TALENT
Sherry-Lynn Lidemark, M.A., RCC, AT
I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling with an Art Therapy Specialization. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC #8711) practicing in White Rock and North Vancouver BC. My intention is to journey beside you to create an opportunity for you to connect to your truth and to help nurture your ability to connect with others. I believe in supporting you to create connections to your heart using art. My approach is client centred and emphasizes the need for you to be the agent of change. I create opportunities for you to explore your needs in a safe, supported environment. I value families and create opportunities for healing, growth, and improved relations through the use of family art therapy. I create opportunities for you to decrease symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, grief, and stress.
George Passmore, M.A., R.C.C. George Passmore has developed a depth of understanding of a broad range of life issues during his diverse experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1997. He is also currently the Manager of Counselling and Addiction Services at Sources Community Resources Society. His approach places a priority on developing a strong and safe therapeutic relationship that is tailored to each client drawing from his extensive training in therapeutic approaches such as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and psychodrama. He has effectively assisted adults, couples and youth in addressing challenges such as the development of authenticity and self-awareness, increasing the capacity to connect deeply with others, enhancing parenting, moving through grief, managing anger and other emotions, recovery from addiction (with a specific focus on repairing relationships impacted by substance use), strengthening male identity, and resolving family of origin issues.
Jeannie Campbell, M.Ed., RTC, MTC. Embrace Change. Embrace Your Potential.
I provide a safe and caring environment for youth or adults to explore emotions and learn skills that will help you navigate the life transitions you are facing. I specialize in helping people overcome life struggles because I believe these struggles are part of life and do not have to define your life.
I will meet you where you are in your life journey and I will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help guide you to where you want to be. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and I am a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) registered with the Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists (ACCT). I am a person-centered counsellor and I am trained in Adolescent Development, Family Systems and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I also use Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness in my practice.
David Portesi, M.P.H., M.C.P., R.C.C. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, David calls on over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field and his training in both public health and counselling psychology. He uses a holistic approach that recognizes that good mental health is not just the absence of mental illness or distress but is also rooted in healthy relationships, a fulfilling home and community life, purposeful work and career options, and overall physical and mental wellbeing. Using techniques such as CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness, David enjoys working with individuals and couples navigating life transitions. These include being in a new or struggling relationship, coming out to loved ones, starting a family, balancing life and work demands, planning for and starting a new career, or entering retirement, among others.
Annie Cousland, M.A., R.C.C. Annie is a registered clinical counsellor, with over 20 years of experience supporting clients on their journey towards mental health and wellness. She helps clients recognize that, despite their struggles, they often possess strengths, skills, and abilities that can serve them well on their journey. Often, these gifts are hidden from the client’s view because of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting struggles, grief, and other life challenges. Annie tailors her approach for each client and uses a variety of techniques, including person-centered therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and CBT tools. Above all, she strives to form a meaningful relationship with her clients, fostering growth and discovery of their unique gifts. In addition to working in her private practice, Annie works as a counsellor at Sources Community Services, a community mental health agency located in White Rock B.C. She is also a certified leadership coach.
Nadine Hope, M.A., R.C.C. Nadine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been deeply invested in counselling and psychology since 2004. Her extensive experience and specialization includes working with depression, anxiety/panic, trauma and PTSD. She is the former manager of the Trauma Counselling Program at Sources Women’s Place, and has also worked in Mental Health and a community agency. Nadine is recognized for her unique ability to offer clients a holistic, mind-body approach and is certified in Focusing Oriented Therapy and EMDR. She integrates Mindfulness, Relaxation and CBT skills along with specific tools to reduce trauma symptoms. Nadine is also certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and enjoys working with couples addressing relationship issues and life transitions. In a safe and supportive environment, Nadine believes that counselling is an opportunity to gain new coping strategies, self-compassion and a peace of mind. Nadine is married, has three adult children, a stepdaughter and several wonderful grandkids. Her motto in life is “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Originally from Alberta, Alexander is a Psychologist (Alberta) and Licensed Clinical Counsellor (BC) by training. Over the course of 25 years that he has been in Mental Health, Alexander has worked extensively with psychological maladies such as Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Stress. Alexander has created and presented numerous seminars on a variety of topics including the well received The Psychology of Success for the Corporate Sector, governmental organizations and non-governmental bodies.
Jennifer Hammersmark, Ph.D., R.C.C. I am the owner of The Counselling Group and I have been doing this work for over 20 years — and I love it! It is the best job in the world. Helping people heal, getting them through tough times, or helping them achieve their next goal…it is all very rewarding. I have had other careers before this one, and my childhood had it’s fair share of challenges. All of this comes together to help you — whether it be myself personally, or connecting you with one of the great therapists I partner with, my commitment is still the same: “Let all those who come leave better and happier” Mother Teresa.