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.
Danielle is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Meet Christy de Bulnes
Christy de Bulnes has been an associate at West
Counselling and Consulting since Fall, 2018. Christy has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology, a B.A. in Psychology, and a certificate in special education. Christy is a dynamic counsellor who empowers individuals, couples, and
families to overcome obstacles to improve their lives. She believes her extensive experience working with children and adolescents, in various educational settings, brings her a broad perspective of the challenges faced by
individuals and families in both school, and at home.
During her M.Ed. program Christy broadened her
practice by including an extensive focus in Vocational Rehabilitation. She believes that combining her work with people who have diverse needs, disabilities, and career counselling she is positioned to support individuals, couples, and families who are faced with: job loss/disruption, injury, chronic pain, and mental health challenges. Working together to restore hope and a sense of purpose through a positive client experience is what characterizes her philosophy.
Christy works from a primarily client-centered approach and has experience working with people who have autism, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, job loss/change, stress management, divorce/separation, and relationship difficulties. By using evidence-based interventions she
combines her creativity and warmth to help her clients move towards their therapeutic goals. Christy believes that therapy is meant to be a healing experience, which requires understanding, empathy, attention, acceptance and encouragement.
At the heart of the matter, Christy combines her life experiences and knowledge to understand your personal story…to facilitate your journey…to write your new chapters.
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