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Are you experiencing challenges in life? Do you find yourself feeling more frustrated, sad or worried? Is your child's struggles with school or life causing difficulties at home? Are you having relationship difficulties with your partner? Are you wanting to make changes but are unsure of how to do it? Let's work together to make positive changes in your life. I work with my clients in ways that make them feel comfortable. I am deeply respectful of their values, time and finances. I have expertise in working with individuals who are new or hesitant about counselling.
Every person will struggle with difficulties at some time and many find it helpful to have a skilled counselling professional to talk to in a safe and confidential setting. Registered Clinical Counsellor Colin Chow offers over 15 years of experience in helping adolescents, adults, partners and families lead happier and enriched lives.
Colin works with his clients to take practical positive steps towards transformation and fulfillment of their goals. His clients are diverse in their age, gender, ethnicity, culture, ability, religion, spirituality and orientation. All are welcomed with the utmost respect and warm positive regard.
I am an approved Registered Clinical Counsellor for working with clients referred for service from ICBC, the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program and The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Well Being Program with Vancouver Coastal Health.
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For further information, visit Colin Chow's website.
I am described by clients as a warm, non-judgmental person with a genuine desire to help people make positive changes in their lives. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives. I use my counselling skills and their personal agency to help them make positive life changes. I specialize in working with individuals who are new or hesitant to counselling.
I have training and experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have specialized training in issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, youth issues, child-parent family issues, school difficulties, relationship issues and vocational/career exploration.
I worked as a Faculty Associate and Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University for five years. I have been invited to give lectures, workshops and live interviews on issues related to counselling and education at: University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia (Okanagan) University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Thompson Rivers University, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek), and CBC Radio Vancouver (The Early Edition with Rick Cluff).
Here is what some of my clients have said about our work together:
"Our relationship was in rough shape when we came to you. We learned from you the tools to communicate in healthy and effective ways. The tension in the house that used to be there is now gone."
"I sought out counselling with Colin following one of the lowest points in my life. Previous to our sessions, I was unsure whether counselling would help me resolve my problems. I had this idea that I could figure things out on my own. Initially, we met consistently for five months. Colin's nonjudgmental and compassionate approach resonated with me. He was able to listen actively and provide thoughtful insight. However, what was most striking about Colin's approach was that it was real. I knew he truly empathized with me. Each hour that was spent in counseling was an hour of safe space to speak about problems I could not articulate to others. It has been a year and a half since my first session with Colin. For all the materialistic things I buy and the occasional elusive goals I set for myself, counseling has made the most positive impact on my outlook in life. Thank you Colin."
"My work with Colin helped me through a major life transition. Colin supported me during a time when I no longer felt capable of coping on my own and helped me explore alternative ways to better manage my stress and reduce my anxiety. Thanks to my therapy with Colin, I developed a stronger sense of self-worth and became more secure in my decision-making process. Thank you Colin for your guidance and support!"
Contact me today for a free 15 min telephone consultation. I love what I do and would appreciate the opportunity to help you.