Individual Counselling

A One On One Process

  • Individual counselling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors. The process can help you work through challenging circumstances, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, resolve difficult relationship with others, set personal goals, or work towards a desired change.

It’s a Big Step

  • We understand that coming to individual counselling is a big step for most people. You will find that all our counsellors “have been there” – their life experiences have the common thread of all people. You will not be speaking with a stranger, you’ll be talking to someone who knows every angle of the issue that is concerning you and in many cases has been where you are at now.

The Initial Intake Session

  • In your initial intake session, you will have a chance to discuss what’s going on for you, you will be asked questions so that we may clearly understand your situation and needs, and by the end of the session, your therapist will give you their professional feedback on what they think may be happening for you and what the best approach to treatment may be.

We Are Covered By:

– Most Extended Health Benefits –

– ICBC – We direct bill ICBC for You –

– First Nations Health Authority – We direct bill

– Crime Victim Assistance Program – We direct bill

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  Counselling – Text or Call    604-732-3930

Looking for an Alternative to Counselling?

Direct Neurofeedback – it’s FAST ACTING!

  • – It’s very effective at helping Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Fears and Phobias

  • – It is non-invasive, drug-free, painless and completely safe.

  • – Results are exceptional you’ll experience a difference after a few sessions.

  • – Direct Neurofeedback allows the body to relax and resets the nervous system.

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Is A Professional Better Than a Friend?

The benefit of working with a trained professional is getting fresh insight and non biased feedback into your situation that can help you identify your blind spots and patterns which may be keeping stuck and holding you back from having the life your want.

Is Medication Better Than Therapy?

Therapy is a proven treatment that has been shown to be equally or more effective than medication but with no side effects and with longer lasting benefits.

Important To Try the FREE Half Session!

Research has proven that the connection with your therapist is key to the success of your treatment. For that reason we suggest you try our half hour free consultation. This isn’t an individual counselling session, but a chance to meet with the counsellor, tell them briefly what’s happening for you and ask them any questions that may help you feel more comfortable in moving forward.

Our Team

Claire Maisonneuve MA RCC
Director, Alpine Counselling Clinic

For over 30 years I have explored and implemented different approaches and strategies with my clients. My approach to therapy is holistic in that I address your issues from all aspects of your being, including your mind, body, emotions and spirit. I draw on years of work with advanced techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, training in body centered therapies and on Psycho-spiritual principles. My methods are scientifically validated and evidenced based.

Dr. Avrum Miller
Registered Psychologist, #1148

In addition to individual and relationship counselling, I also provide critical incidents stress debriefings to various groups. I am a certified Employee Assistance Practitioner and offer consultation services and workshops upon request.

Skyelar Napier MA., RCC

In my practice, I work collaboratively with clients in defining problems and developing solutions. My purpose is to help you gain a clearer understanding of what is true and necessary for you while providing guidance and support in working toward change.

Deborah Buthmann
Master’s Clinical Psych, RCC

There are times when life can be overwhelming, when we feel uneasy, stuck in our patterns or disconnected from ourselves. Challenges or difficult circumstances can drain the life force within us. As a therapist I believe that every situation and behaviour has a purpose and meaning and every single one of us holds an innate drive for wellness and resilience within. With the right tools challenges can be conquered regardless of how discouraged or lost we might feel.

Lori Sangha
BSW., MC., CCC

I believe that solutions for life’s struggles can be discovered through a respectful, collaborative process in counselling. I offer a safe, caring and holistic approach, helping you to discover and build upon untapped inner strengths and resources so you can move towards resolution, healing and success.

Lisa Stefani
MA., RCC

I work with the idea that all behavior has purpose and meaning. My intention is to create a warm and encouraging environment that provides people with genuine opportunities for reflection, insight, and positive change.

Shawn Hannay
MA., RCC

My work is informed by the idea that all problems are about relationships. When these relationships are working, we feel a genuine sense of wellness but when any one of these relationships are fractured in some way, our sense of well being is threatened and we will begin to see symptoms physically, emotionally, and/or in our relationships.

Annique Doucette
M. Ed., RCC

I guide clients through – and beyond – symptoms of anxiety and depression to a calmer mind, improved mood, and a deeper understanding of themselves.
My approach is rooted in psychodynamic and attachment based theories – meaning that I appreciate the impact of our earliest experiences and our most significant relationships.

Counsellor

Jade-Elise Kirk
MA., DVATI, CCC

You deserve to live the life you desire, loving the person you are, with the story that you have. If you find that you are having difficulty identifying how to manage changes in your life, are struggling to cope with symptoms related to anxiety and depression, or are generally discouraged when trying to create the life that you desire, it may be a sign that you are in need of support.

Jennifer Scott
RSW, RCC, BC-DMT

Helping people transform life’s challenges into opportunities for change, growth, and connection has been my passion and focus for more than 20 years in my work as a social worker, counsellor, and psychotherapist.

Geoff Lyon
M. Ed., RCC

Counselling can be helpful for several different reason:

  • Identifying and working through emotions, such as grief, depression, rage
  • Calming the whirl of thoughts and clarifying thinking
  • Building richer connections with those around you
  • Moving past constricting beliefs or life patterns
  • Getting support as you make decisions that are congruent with your needs and values

Leila Milani
MA., RCC

I support you to take a compassionate and curious look at your inner world of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and memories. I teach you tools to loosen the grip of old narratives, unhelpful thought patterns and negative self-beliefs.

Tara Read 
M.Ed., RCC

My greatest passion is assisting individuals to remember and reclaim who they truly are – their unique strengths, knowledge, abilities, potential, and purpose in this life. In fact, it is my mission. I serve as a catalyst or activator to help “wake you up” and disrupt the false beliefs that have held you back.

You may be feeling stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed, exhausted, and perhaps even a little hopeless. Life may feel endlessly centered around suffering or like a daily exercise in the art of survival. Deep within however, you know there is much more for you. Do not be discouraged! As someone who has walked this path, I am well equipped to show you how to navigate it.

Niles Patel
R.S.W.

I have been helping people improve their life and overcome major challenges for over 20 years.   As a psychotherapist and Social Worker I use a combination of approaches to meet the needs of my clients.

I help individuals impacted by:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety related disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Family Stressors
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Life Stresses
  • Self-Esteem issues
  • First Nation’s people who are survivors of residential schools

Sharon Dinur 
MA., RCC

I welcome everyone seeking support with:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress and Anxiety and related Anxiety Disorders
  • Dysfunctional or Conflicted Relationships
  • Parenting Discord
  • Burnout and Depression
  • Boundaries and Communication
  • Mid-life Challenges and Transitions
  • Personal Growth

Isabelle St-Jean
RSW, PCC, RTC

As a therapist with over 20 years experience I have an uncommon ability to identify and mirror back the inner gifts of my clients while supporting them to clearly see and transcend their limitations. My counselling and coaching style includes unique, transformative exercises leading to expansive ways of thinking and being, that bring exciting possibilities within reach.  I gently support and challenge my clients to be accountable as they take steps to successfully navigate difficult mental states, relationship issues, and major life transitions.

The Next Step is Yours – Take It!

A Personal Letter To YOU,

It takes courage to initiate a change in your life – especially one that has been weighing you down for a long time. It is almost as if that which you want to get rid of is a familiar friend. In reality it is your enemy, that undermines and restricts you everyday.

Isn’t it time to finally throw the enemy out and live the rest of your life free?

The expertise we have at the Alpine Counselling Clinic is unsurpassed. The thousands of clients we have helped to make significant changes in their lives over the past 30 years, bears good testament to our professionalism and commitment.

If you are hesitant in any way about taking the next step, call the number below and ask for me personally – so we can talk. I guarantee your satisfaction. 

Claire Maisonneuve, director Alpine Clinic.

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  Counselling – Text or Call    604-732-3930