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PROVIDING IN-PERSON INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES COUNSELLING IN VANCOUVER AND VIRTUALLY ACROSS ALL OF BC

Therapy to create the change you need, so you can live the life you want.

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Daytime, Evening & Weekend Appointments

In-Person &
Virtual Sessions

Experienced, Personal Care

"thinking positive" isn't enough

There are times in which we feel truly broken or stuck. Trying to snap out of it by ‘thinking positive’ or ‘practising gratitude’ can feel inauthentic – and can invalidate the anxiety, inner conflict, and grief we may be experiencing. We need to understand our emotions as signals of deeper needs. This is what leads us to meaningful action, and change that lasts.

You need self-compassion, clarity and tools to make the changes you need

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Who We Help

Our Therapy Services

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Individual Counselling

We help you explore and identify the areas of your life that are making you feel stuck, helping you tap into a more genuine, connected and confident version of yourself.

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Couples Counselling

We help you identify areas where there is a communication breakdown, defensiveness or disconnection. We work with you to find solutions that make your lives better together.

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All Therapy Services

Providing in-person counselling in Vancouver and virtually across BC.

Perfectionism

Your worth is not connected to your productivity. Learn to love your imperfect self.

Depression

Reconnect with a sense of purpose, motivation and aliveness through evidence-based therapy for depression.

Anxiety

Crush your inner critic so you can develop richer connections and start living in the present, rather than in your head.

Parenting Struggles

From newborns to teenagers, learn to parent from a place of self compassion, stability and authenticity.

Trauma

Heal the effects of a painful childhood, emotional abuse, and ruptures to trust and security.

Stress & Burnout

Learn to stop people-pleasing, live in your values, and find more balance in your life.

Grief & Loss

We can help guide and support you through the grief and sadness resulting from heartbreak or loss.

Post-Partum Depression & Anxiety

Stop intrusive thoughts, rediscover yourself and learn to give yourself grace.

Life Transitions

Let us help you navigate overwhelming life transitions with more clarity, stability and confidence.

Who We Are – Open Space Counselling

What makes us different?

We want to help you create a life with more meaning & connection.

Our own experiences with pain and healing help us to understand and connect with your struggles, and our training allows us to give you the practical tools you need to move forward. As therapists, we are candid, curious and deeply caring people who want to help our clients get to the root of their struggles and alleviate their emotional suffering.

We believe in you.

We believe that beneath the struggles, conflicts, and anxieties that have brought you to counselling, you have so much more living to do. We see therapy as a way to tap into a more connected, genuine and confident version of yourself.
We help you see yourself.
We take the time to understand your inner world so you can identify and explore your untapped emotions and needs. We help you clarify what success looks like for you and how we can help you get there.
We help you get results.
We use all the tools in our tool-box to help you understand your challenges, examine solutions and take the steps needed to create lasting and sustainable change in your life and relationships. .

Open Space Counselling provides in-person counselling in Vancouver and virtually across BC.

Looking for the right Counsellor for you?

A good connection with a counsellor is the biggest predictor of therapy success. Complete a brief form to get matched with a therapist.

How Our Counselling Works

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Clarity

We help you clarify the internal conflict that is getting in the way of what you want, so we can help alleviate your suffering in a way that lasts.

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Awareness

We help you better understand yourself and your needs. We help you recognize the patterns that are keeping you stuck, and provide you with the tools you need to move forward.

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Change

We provide tangible skills and tailor our interventions to your specific needs and work with you to create lasting change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our team’s bios, and see whose experience, specialty areas, and ‘vibe’ seems to be the best fit for you. You will also need to ensure that their availability will work for you. If you are unsure of who to see, or would like us to match you with a counsellor best suited to your needs, fill out our match with a counsellor form and we will help you find a match for your needs. All of our counsellors offer free 20-minute consultations by phone or video so that you can determine if they are a good fit for you.
The services of Registered Clinical Counsellors and Canadian Certified Counsellors are covered by many extended health benefit plans, but please contact your service provider to inquire about your specific plan prior to booking any services, including free consultations. An official receipt will be provided after each session to be submitted for reimbursement. Clients are responsible for paying for session fees upfront.
We require at least 48 hours notice for appointment cancellation or rescheduling. You can use our online booking system to cancel or reschedule your appointment prior to 2 days before your session. Sessions with less than 48-hours notice are subject to be billed at half of the session fee; sessions with less than 24-hours notice and no-shows are charged at the full session fee. There is no penalty for changing an in-person session to a virtual session, even at the last minute.
Fees vary depending on which therapist you see and what type of service you are seeking (couples are charged at a slightly higher rate than individuals). Our rates range from $150 – $190 per 50-minute session.
This really depends on the issue at hand and the context in which you are experiencing the problem. At the first session, you and your counsellor will discuss the optimal frequency and likely duration of counselling. With more complex and long standing issues, you will likely need more sessions to untangle things and build up internal stability. Therapy is a process. That said, most of our clients experience some relief early on in the therapy process, and indicate that they are experiencing positive shifts in their lives after 4-6 sessions.

We see adult clients (age 18+) of all different backgrounds, political affiliations, genders, and sexual orientations. We are feminist, antiracist and LGBQT+ allies. We provide in-person counselling in Vancouver and virtual counselling across all of BC. 

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How To Get Started

Match With A Counsellor

A good connection with a counsellor is the biggest predictor of therapy success. Match with the right counsellor for you.

Book A Free Consultation

If you'd like to connect with a therapist to see if they are a good fit, schedule a free consultation. You can submit a request via our contact form or book directly with a counsellor below.

Note: Due to capacity issues, not all of our counsellors are able to offer free consultations.

Book An Appointment

If you know who you would like to work with, go ahead and book a session with them using our online booking platform.

Don't wait to start living a more grounded,
authentic & connected life.

Open Space Counselling

We'll help you get started.

Don't wait to start living a more grounded, authentic & connected life.

Open Space Counselling

We'll help you get started.