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​​About Me

Gabrielle is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (#2253), licensed with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.  She graduated with a Diploma of Professional Counselling from Vancouver College of Counsellor Training.  In addition she completed a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) both from Trinity Western University.  She is currently a candidate for a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT).  

Gabrielle has been counselling individuals and couples for over 20 years.  She began counselling when she worked as a pastor at a local church in Langley, B.C.  She retired from pastoral ministry to work full time as a counsellor in private practise in 2016.  Gabrielle is celebrating 30 years of marriage to her husband Rick.  Together they have 2 young adult children.

3 Steps for Counselling

Step One

You can set up a complimentary 30 minute consultation with me either over the phone or in person.  I work from a private home office in the Willoughby area of Langley, B.C. Canada.  If you feel comfortable and would like to proceed with counselling then you can book a 50 minute appointment.  To protect your right to confidentiality I will give you a two page form called informed consent to read through together with me and then sign before we officially begin counselling sessions.

Step Two

Meet with me.   During the first session we will discuss your emotional pain and problems and set goals for therapy. For example if you experience anxiety your first goal might be to solve panic attacks, the second goal could be to stop worrying and third is to sleep better.  However these goals can be put aside for anything you would like to talk about, especially when a difficult situation or crisis arises.  I may give you homework such as relaxed breathing or cognitive behaviour therapy exercises. 

Step Three

You choose when therapy is completed.  There is no fixed time that is guaranteed to resolve problems because you decide how much time you need and therefore choose when to finish counselling.