Jane Wyllychuk, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

(She/Her/Hers)

Availability:
Wednesday (daytime), Tuesday (evenings) , Friday (daytime)

Types of sessions offered: Individual, Couples, In person, Virtual

Rates: $160 + GST individuals; $175 + GST couples

Specializations:

  • Anxiety
  • Struggling to Conceive-Infertility
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Postpartum
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss

I have an integrative approach to counseling and incorporate the following modalities:

  • Family Systems
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Trauma Informed
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
  • Feminist Informed

Get to Know Jane

What drives me to do this work?
Connecting with people is what drew me to the counselling profession. Through this work, I have the privilege of being with people as they expand their capacities for growth and resilience. Within the therapeutic relationship, we uncover your resolve and the personal wisdom that you possess. My role is to help you identify – and break through – internal barriers and old patterns that can get in the way of self-expression and joy.  The result is a new sense of freedom to explore and to choose actions that are consistent with what you want in life.  I believe that self-acceptance and self-awareness as well as being seen and known in the therapeutic relationship, provides the basis for change.

What can clients expect from working with me?
Deep connection to self, empowerment to make personal choices, compassion and support are key elements I offer my clients. A client experiencing infertility once shared with me, “the kindness and generosity of spirit you demonstrated gave us the second wind we needed to continue on this marathon.” I provide a safe, respectful space for you to be authentic as I offer listening, reflection and emotional attunement to what is important to you, and what you value.

Counselling career trajectory
I graduated in 2012 with my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from UBC. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, youth and adults. I have counselled families through divorces, losses of loved ones, depression, and anxiety. I have supported people who are exploring gender identity and sexual orientation. I have extensive experience personally and professionally supporting people through infertility challenges and the unique loss that comes with it.

Who am I?
I am blessed to be a mom to a very exuberant eight year old, and I have an amazing community of close friends whom I cherish. My partner and I struggled through three and a half years of infertility, an experience that taught me first-hand the skills needed to reduce anxiety and grow capacities for inner resolve and courage, which I bring to my role as a counsellor. Living through a breast cancer diagnosis has deepened my practice of self-care, boundary setting, and the capacity to be grounded and calm through adversity.  Even though emotional struggles are difficult, I see them as opportunities that facilitate growth and renewal.  In my spare time, I love cooking, being in nature, and reading.