At West Counselling & Consulting Services, we have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who can help you. Meet our team below. Contact us today to discuss your concerns or to book an appointment.
“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:
ADD/ADHD management and support
Communication and problem solving for parents
Marital /relationship issues
There are no formulas for 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 and 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 changes 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.”
Christy de Bulnes
Christy de Bulnes has been an associate at West Counselling and Consulting since the fall of 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 schools 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 enables her 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-centred 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.