Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy encompasses a range of six principles that aim to help clients develop greater psychological flexibility. The six principles include:

1. Cognitive defusion help to reduce tendencies to regard thoughts, memories and emotions as real and concrete events.

2. Acceptance is about allowing the thoughts to surface and pass without the need to allow them to interfere with daily life.

3.  Being present means being aware of current existence and being involved with the now.

4. Self observation helps the client to be aware of the self and the unchanging consciousness.

5. Exploring values to discover those that are most important to the person.

6. Committed action involves setting goals based on the explored values, and setting actions in place to reach those goals.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy and is commonly used in therapy, and in it's sub-forms and helpful for a range of conditions, including OCD. If you require Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, have a look at the counsellors listed below.

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Riley McDonald

M.C., RCC
** Currently accepting new clients ** My aim is to provide a trusting, nonjudgmental space in which you can feel safe to share your unique and personal story. While there is an innate wisdom within all of us,... Read more

Alexa Charlene

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Life can feel incredibly painful when we are feeling stuck, disconnected, isolated, and ridden with distressing thoughts, memories and emotions. Together, we can make space for the parts of you needing to express that... Read more

Angeline Vaughan

M.A., RCC
Angeline is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#10058) and a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical counsellors (BCACC). Angeline holds a Masters of Arts degree in Counselling... Read more

Jena Tharani

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Relationship Counselling (for individuals or couples) with Jena is for you if you: - Struggle to communicate effectively in your relationship - Are struggling with a specific issue or a general sense of... Read more

Andria Wrench

M.A., RCC
As a counsellor in the Vancouver and New Westminster areas since 1993, my practice has included working with individuals and groups (in person and online) who are managing a wide variety of challenges that have... Read more

Laurissa Kowalchuk

M.Ed., RCC
Our work together will allow us to explore both your internal and external experiences to shed the light of awareness on what may be contributing to the places that feel stuck and confusing, as well as those that... Read more

Kate McKay

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Hello and welcome! I'm Kate (she/her), Registered Clinical Counsellor and owner of Coastal Calm Therapy. Pregnancy, fertility, and the postpartum period has become infinitely more complex in our current world, and I... Read more
While recovery is challenging, one of my greatest passions in my job as a counsellor is helping clients develop tools and gain insight so that they no longer lean on disordered eating behaviours. Wherever you are in... Read more

Keltie Sommer

M.Sc., RCC
    • Online booking
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Mental Performance Consultant (Professional Member, Canadian Sport Psychology Association) at Keltie Sommer Counselling & Performance Consulting, I specialize in... Read more

Monique Wong

M.Ed., RCC
No one needs to be alone and feel isolated during difficult times. Let’s have a conversation to work together to explore and practice different coping strategies and get the support you need.  Monique is a... Read more
    • Online booking
It takes courage to reach out and seek help - to not go it alone. If you have found your way here, you have taken a brave first step. I hope you appreciate yourself for your courage. You may be here because life... Read more

Eli Norman

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I enjoy coming alongside my clients and helping them achieve personal growth, healing, and well-being. Facing problems alone can be overwhelming, whether it’s depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings, stress,... Read more

Aaron Johnstone

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
I work primarily with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and/or ADHD. I also find myself working with many clients who are experiencing a pervasive sense of dissatisfaction... Read more

Graham Butler

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
I work with people who are facing difficult challenges. They feel stuck. They want to change the way they feel but don’t know how. No matter the nature of these problems, they prevent these people from living the... Read more

Summy Pajouh

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Summy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Professional Art Therapist who graduated with a Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy from Adler University. Summy has experience providing individual... Read more

Sam van Ginkel

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
  ***Now Accepting new clients, in-person and online*** When painful thoughts and emotions show up, it can be like trying to find our way through a fog. It’s hard to live the way we want to when anxiety... Read more

Arezu Moshrefzadeh

M.Couns., RCC
Clients usually come to me when they are struggling with their sense of identity, most often as a result of life changes, health challenges, family/relationship issues, or managing multiple cultural identities. Together... Read more

Geoff Williams

M.S.W., RCC
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS THROUGH ZOOM AND IN-PERSON! My name is Geoff Williams and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Clinical Social Worker. I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Victoria,... Read more

Eric Addleman

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I have always been intrigued to get to know people through their story. Working as a counsellor has allowed me to get to know clients through their life narrative and has afforded me the privilege of being able to help... Read more

Natalie Tiojanco

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Hi, I’m Natalie. I am a trauma-informed narrative therapist offering individual counselling to my community, which includes you! I welcome the privilege of hearing your story and supporting you in your path... Read more

Tejinder Sandhu

M.A., RCC
There are times where the challenges we face in our daily lives become too difficult to manage on our own. I can help navigate those who are looking to add meaning and purpose to their lives, generating motivation, and... Read more

Kaitlin Harvey

MCP, RCC
Hello! My name is Kaitlin and I’m an RCC with the BCACC with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I’m a former middle school teacher who pivoted... Read more

Mary Gillis

M.A., RCC
Mary Gillis is a registered clinical counsellor who, due to COVID-19, is meeting with her clients virtually/by phone until further notice. When appropriate, she plans to resume meeting with clients one... Read more

Angie Kleinfelder

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
I pride myself on meeting all clients – regardless of presenting problem, background or experience – where they are. Each and every individual is unique in who they are and what they bring to therapy, which... Read more

Eryn Wicker

M.A., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the founder and clinical director of Bliss Therapeutic Services. I am dedicated to providing professional, confidential and... Read more

Nicole Paley

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Drawing from the latest research on neuroscience, mindfulness and attachment theory, I'm a warm, client-centered therapist who views therapy as an opportunity to compassionately work with what's creating... Read more

Carly Goodfellow

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
*I am pleased to offer online Videoconferencing for counselling and hypnotherapy appointments.* You are not alone. Are you struggling with your feelings day after day? Do you feel life is harder that it... Read more

Danielle Holtjer

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Hi I’m Danielle and I’m the Counsellor-Match Consultant on our team. I have a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology, with my first degree being in Psychology and Neuroscience from UBC.  I... Read more

Lisa Yeates

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Do you feel hooked by painful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that pull you away from the person you want to be? Work with me to explore how to live life with meaning, to move on from the past and build skills to... Read more

Nina Hopmeier

M.Couns., RCC
    • Video on profile
Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately by your emotions and life’s demands? Do you sometimes feel like you have exhausted your coping resources and are stuck with where you are? It’s so easy to let these... Read more