Counselling

Theresa Gulliver, BSc, RTC

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a decade of experience teaching and practising mindfulness through yoga and meditation. I became a counsellor in 2014 after completing a 3 year Transpersonal Counselling Psychology program with Clearmind International. I lead 2 weekly support groups at Mothering Touch for mothers with newborns and toddlers. I am also a group leader with Allison Rees's parenting education (LIFE) seminars, which greatly informs my work.

My work with individuals and couples is experiential, therapeutic and educational. I hold a safe space for you to explore your current challenges.  I believe the challenges motherhood presents can be an opportunity to address personal challenges so they don't surface in unhealthy ways and negatively impact your family. With new tools, strategies and resources you can thrive in your family and in your life.

I am a mother to a lively 3 1/2 year old and step mother to a 10 year old. I understand the challenges of parenthood first hand.

My vision is for all mothers, step mothers and parents to feel supported by their community and secure in their own inner resources, to best care for their child(ren). Healthy families are the foundation of connected communities and a thriving, healthy world.

I look forward to connecting with you.

To learn more about my work you can visit my website: http://theresagullivercounselling.com/

Amanda Turner RN, BSN, MEd.

Amanda Turner, RN, BSN, M Ed.I am a Registered Nurse and Counsellor who has over 25 years of experience working with youth, adults, couples and families. I completed my nursing degree at the University of British Columbia in 1995 and my master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2004. I also have has specialized education in Labour and Delivery as well as postpartum care.

We all need support from time to time. I have a passion for working with women and families, in particular those struggling due to trauma or pre and post partum adjustment, including postpartum anxiety and depression.  I can help if you are experiencing challenges with: anxiety, depression, relationships, impacts of trauma, addictions, life transitions, parenting, LGBTQ2+, grief and loss, stress management, and chronic health concerns.

Working with both couples and families, I bring an extensive background of family work and training to my practice, with a particular focus on helping families navigate mental health concerns and life transitions.

I have had significant training and education that guides my counselling approach including:  Family Therapy, Trauma Training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT, Mindfulness Practice and working with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues.

For more information, please see my website www.fernwoodcounselling.com , or follow my blog posts.

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Introductory Consultation. Free

For your best success, it is critical to find a counsellor you connect with in order to get lasting results. Both counsellors at Mothering Touch offer a free 20 minute consultation by phone or in person to meet and determine if you are a good fit.

Initial Appointment. 60 mins. $100-120

Follow Up Sessions. 60 mins. $100-120

Parents / Family / Couple - Counselling. 60-75 minutes. $125

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Extended Health: Counselling services are covered by some extended medical insurance providers. To be certain, ask your insurance provider.

Session Cancellation Policy: Our on-line booking system requires 48-hours notice for cancellation. If you need to cancel or re-schedule with less than 48-hours notice, please phone us. We will be happy to help. The full fee will be due for any appointment cancelled with less than 48-hours notice.

We are very aware that pregnancy and new parenthood make life unpredictable. We will make every effort to "forgive" a late cancellation if you or your baby are ill or you are in labour!