It takes a lot of courage to seek help and ask for what we need. There are lots of counselling options out there and it’s hard to know where to start. I believe you are at the right place.
Gloria is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree and a Master of Counselling degree.
For over 20 years, she has been supporting individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations. She takes a compassionate, genuine, and respectful approach with clients, building trust along the way to make effective and long-lasting change.
When you come into the office in Burnaby (or as she would like to call it her living room), you will be put at ease as you explore your concerns together. She will help you recognize and shift unhealthy patterns and make choices that are aligned with your values. You will gain insights into your life experiences and be encouraged to make solid changes to your life and relationships.
Although she works with a diverse clientele, she is known for helping couples. Gloria has extensive experience with premarital counselling and couples counselling. Clients appreciate her ability to quickly assess the root causes of their relationship problems and provide practical and transformative skills to make long-term positive changes.
One of Gloria’s passions is teaching about mental health and wellness. Over the years, she has led hundreds of pre-marital workshops and has regularly partnered with organizations throughout the Metro Vancouver area speaking about mental health related issues. This has earned her a reputation for being a trusted source for providing exceptional clinical service to the community.
Gloria believes in empowering the next generation of therapists, and enjoys teaching and supervising Masters level students in counselling skills and theory. Her approach is in creating a fun and safe learning environment that makes it easy to learn, make mistakes, and grow. One of her greatest joys is witnessing novice therapists develop personally and become master therapists over the years.
Gloria has been certified in specialized evidence-based counselling approaches such as Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Attachment-based Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Her expertise and experience have helped her to achieve consistent success with clients.
Gloria is a Certified Daring Way™️ Facilitator for Brené Brown’s work on shame resilience, vulnerability, and courage. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.
Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby to see how Gloria can assist with your unique situation.
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Jennifer is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Master of Counselling degree. She has been an educator at both BCIT and LaSalle College (formerly the Art Institute) where she lectured on a variety of Psychology and Human Behaviour courses. In addition, Jennifer has a background in immigrant services, supporting newcomers’ transition to their new life in Canada.
Jennifer works extensively with clients who are recovering from trauma, depression, and grief. She also helps clients work through a variety of relationship issues as well as coping with guilt, shame, and anxiety. Her approach is to create a warm, empathic, and nonjudgemental environment for her clients where they will feel supported and heard.
She has training in several counselling modalities, and is especially proficient in evidence-based, trauma-informed approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Prior to working in private practice, Jennifer was a counsellor in a post-secondary setting where she met with students to deal with challenges such as perfectionism, anxiety, depression, stress, and childhood trauma. As students worked through the demands of higher education, Jennifer provided support to them working through family, relationships, and bullying among other concerns.
Jennifer loves the counselling profession as it affords her the opportunity to walk with her clients through life’s many challenges and work on solutions that lead to permanent change. Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby today to see how Jennifer can support you.CONTACT JENNIFER
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Dave’s specialties include mental health, conflict resolution, mediation, trauma recovery, and resilience. Considered a pioneer in restorative justice program research, development and implementation, Dave has an expert knowledge of the workings of the Criminal Justice system and the Corrections system. He has accompanied scores of people through the complexities of these systems.
For over 25 years, Dave has successfully helped individuals to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This success causes him to firmly believe in the power of the human spirit and the ability of individuals to overcome and transcend the most difficult of circumstances. He believes in counselling that is grounded in a positive, strength based, and deeply caring relationship. This approach creates contexts in which recovery, healing, growth and transformation are enabled and enhanced in people’s lives.
As a practitioner, Dave’s engaging and facilitative relational style, combined with content and stories born of life experiences, enable him to bring theory to life and inspire others to grow and thrive.
Dave is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), an Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, and a member of the Leuven, Belgium Institute for Criminological Research.
Contact Brentwood Counselling today to see how Dave can help you.CONTACT DAVE
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