Welcome to West Counselling and Consulting Services. My name is Fred West
and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#508) in the Province of British Columbia. I have been a family and marital therapist in Langley for over 34 years. I have an abundance of experience in the areas of youth, adolescent, family and marital therapy
. I do accept criminal injury referrals and I am registered and accepted at a Level IV rating. With numerous years of professional counselling experience, I bring a common sense approach to my work and, if needed, can provide brief telephone support
between appointments at no charge.
I specialize in the following areas: counselling children, play therapy, ADD/ADHD management and support, autism, parenting support, communication and problem solving for parents, marital /relationship issues, depression/grief/loss issues, stress management, self-esteem issues, separation/divorce issues, conflict resolution.
There are no formulas to making changes in your life. Each person is a unique individual. I customize my counselling approach to meet your personal needs. I draw from many different counselling modalities such as Client Centred, Humanistic Therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Psychodynamic Therapies, Mindfulness based approaches. It is this individualized approach, combined with proven techniques, that help individuals and couples reach their goals that go beyond symptom relief and achieve long-lasting change.
Whether it’s a personal problem or a relationship that needs attention, I believe in your ability to make positive and lasting change in your life. My underlying philosophy starts with the belief that the most important thing I can provide you is a confidential, understanding and safe environment
Meet Danielle Lowe
Danielle Lowe has been an associate at West Counselling and Consulting since 2011. Danielle has an MA in Counselling Psychology as well as a BA in Communications. She believes her unique mix of education and experience allows clients to feel truly understood. Danielle feels strongly about the importance of building a great therapeutic relationship in order for clients to feel safe, secure and trust in the counselling process.
Danielle has experience working with depression, anxiety, addiction issues and relationship difficulties. Danielle has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her primary area of research and interest is in the field of eating disorders. Danielle is passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders, parents, spouses or family members of those with eating disorders, and those struggling with disordered eating of any kind including binge eating and obesity. Danielle works with clients to improve self-esteem and self-worth, as well as aiding them in making connections between their eating behaviours and other issues in their lives.
Danielle works from a primarily client-centred approach but also utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Satir Family Model.