Child Centred Therapy

Child Centred Therapy

The child-centered therapy, or child-centered play therapy (CCPT) model offers a non-judgmental and emotionally supportive therapeutic atmosphere. However, it has clear boundaries to ensure psychological safety in which the child can practice behavioural and emotional self-regulation.

Child-Centered Therapy has been shown to be effective in helping children to overcome traumatic experiences and to develop the freedom to express themselves creatively. By building healthy self-esteem, children become more mature, and develop pro-social behaviours.

The child-centered therapist will accept the client fully, including all his or her actions, feelings and characteristics. The therapist won't judge the child, offer advice or interrupt. By creating this non-judgmental, non-threatening context, the child will feel free to explore his or her feelings and thoughts without a fear of judgment or rejection.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers child-centered therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

Note: You may narrow your search by selecting more than one filter below.

Drew Harms

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Hi, my name is Drew and I am a dedicated therapist who works with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, couples counselling, women's issues, children's play therapy, teen issues and perinatal mental... Read more

Nikita Crook

M.Ed., Dipl. TCCP RCC
Nikita has been in full-time private practice for two decades.  Originally trained in contemporary schools of psychoanalysis, and as a dedicated lifelong learner, she now blends her knowledge and experience with an... Read more

Sarah Davis

Ph.D., RCC
    • Online booking
Welcome! I'm so glad you're taking the first steps toward finding a counsellor for yourself or a loved one. I see individual clients of all ages in person in Victoria, BC, or online anywhere in BC. Take a look... Read more

Kimi Combow-Gill

M.Ed., RCC
Kimi has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and is bound by... Read more

Marja Kates

Ph.D., R.Psych
I am a Registered Psychologist (#1195) who has studied, trained, and worked with children for over 20 years. Children who have experienced or are experiencing anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, and/or illness need a gentle... Read more

Kate Goodwin

M.Ed., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I have worked... Read more

Chelsey Thorpe

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I am a Certified Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) serving the Oak Bay and Westshore communities. Prior to working at VICYFCS, I worked in private practice providing art therapy to children and... Read more

Desiree Blume

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I am a registered clinical counsellor who has worked therapeutically with children, adults, couples and families for over a decade.  I will offer you a safe and caring environment where you can identify and... Read more

Emily Clare

M.A., RCC
Accepting new clients 12+ with no wait. Looking for an empathetic and non-judgemental counsellor to support you through life's challenges? I offer an evidence-based approach that can assist you in navigating... Read more

Celia Yeung

M.C., CCC
 Are you feeling overwhelmed, isolated, stuck, lost or depressed? If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues or other complex life challenges, I can help. I provide an... Read more

Wendy Wan Yi Huang

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
My name is Wendy, a registered clinical counsellor and an art therapist. I work with children aged 5 years old and above, with or without special needs, and adults to heal from traumatic experiences, to learn emotional... Read more

Sarah Welton

M.Ed., CCC
    • Online booking
When your child isn’t doing well, it hurts you. Children can have big feelings and challenging behaviour. This can be a major life stressor. Behaviours get in the way of family time being playful and fun, and... Read more

Chris Rensch

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
Chris has specialized training in trauma and child therapy. He helps kids and adults get unstuck when life circumstances create barriers. As one of the only male trauma-focused children’s therapists... Read more

ivania Redpath

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
My clients come from diverse backgrounds and live with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and attachment dysregulation. I offer virtual counselling and in person counselling for adults and children, in addition... Read more

Dana Begg

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Hi there! My name is Dana and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I have experience working in private practice and government agency settings, supporting... Read more

Gillian Tuyp

MCP, RCC
**Immediate Availability for In-person and Virtual Counselling Summer/Fall 2024** Gillian brings over 10 years of experience supporting children, youth, and families into her practice as a clinical counsellor. At the... Read more

Helen Ritchie

M.Ed., CCC
Helen Ritchie is  a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor,  and EMDR Therapist who sees children, youth,adults and parents in Vancouver.  Play Therapy... Read more

Shelley Foster

M.A., RCC
Unique Family Coaching, Customized Individual Counselling and Online Consultation. Are you a family with teenagers looking for help?  Need something to change. Feel like you can no longer communicate or trust... Read more

Marnie Bates

M.Ed., RCC
I am a dedicated clinical counselor who works with children, youth and families. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I help clients navigate the complexities of life. My expertise includes addressing issues... Read more

Raheel Rahman

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
  Raheel Rahman is committed to providing compassion and support to help you through many life issues.   RAHEEL RAHMAN CAN HELP YOU WITH: Anxiety in adults and children Depression in adults... Read more

Sylvia Dai

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
Are you concerning about your child or struggling with how to support them? ? Here is the right place for you and your child! My name is Sylvia and I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-USA) and a Registered Social... Read more

Mary Yan

M.Ed., RCC
(Not taking new clients currently.) Get relief with effective strategies to cope with your child’s behaviours. Mary Yan Counselling in North Vancouver can help Mary Yan Counselling Services offers child and... Read more

Christopher Conley

M.A., RCC
Sessions are available by phone or Zoom Pro online/video.  Grove Centre's mission as a respectful member of the community, is to support children and families within home, school and community... Read more

Kelly Kavanagh

M.A., R.Psych
My name is Kelly Kavanagh (MA, MEd, R.Psych) co-owner of Richmond Couples and Child Counselling (RCCC), located directly across from the Richmond Hospital. I am a psychologist working exclusively with children,... Read more

Aditi Mukesh

M.Couns., RCC
    • Online booking
Welcome! My name is Aditi Mukesh, I am an RCC (#18027), operating out of the lower mainland area. Counselling is my passion in life, and what a blessing that it is also my profession. My work is in service of healing... Read more

Jay Hails

M.Ed., CCC
    • Online booking
My strength lies in helping you identify and celebrate your own unique strengths. The fact that you're looking here for help already tells me you're strong. If you’re overwhelmed or stuck, or you’... Read more

Laura Worrall

MC, RCC
Laura Worrall, MC:AT, RCC-ACS, RCAT, BCATR Laura has a Master’s in Counselling: Art Therapy degree (MC:AT), and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor-Approved... Read more

Danielle Green

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile
    • Online booking
It is frustrating and painful to get stuck in unwanted patterns in life.  Overthinking, relationship conflict, low mood and a deep sense of overwhelm can feel like issues that continue to recycle throughout your... Read more

Johanna Simmons

M.A., RCC
I believe that families are the foundation of any society. As parents you create the future through your children. Occasionally we encounter challenges and need some encouragement to overcome these. I can provide... Read more

Jo-Ann Majcher

Ph.D., R.Psych
Jo-Ann Majcher works with adults and children to help them cope with life challenges.  Her practice with adults focuses on enhancing clients’ well-being while helping them cope with life stressors... Read more