Gary holds a Master of Counselling Psychology Degree and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He has a wide range of experience working in community mental health settings, non-profit counselling agencies, and providing crisis and distress counselling. Gary works with individuals, 19 years and older, and couples.
Gary specializes in supporting adults with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem, and trauma. He also helps couples with relationship issues.
Gary utilizes evidence-based therapeutic frameworks to offer a holistic approach to healing. Such frameworks include emotion focused couple therapy (EFT), existential psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment theory, and mindfulness-based practice. Gary has advanced training in somatic therapy which helps clients experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress to release stored trauma trapped in the body.
Many clients may not know what effective change looks like or how to achieve it. They are stuck in old patterns and bad habits, which makes relationships difficult and restricts living their best life. Gary accompanies his clients on their journey of growth, helping them gain new insights that allow for lasting change and authentic living.
His warmth and care provide a safe therapeutic environment for optimal growth. Gary collaboratively works with his clients to develop skills that are specific to their needs and facilitates learning productive ways to express thoughts and feelings.
To accommodate your busy life, Gary offers evening and weekend appointments, along with virtual counselling. He can provide counselling in both Punjabi and English.
Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby today to see how Gary can support you.