Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- LGBTQ Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Sex Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:averytherapy.com/bruce-avery
My name is Bruce Avery, I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I’m the founder of Avery Therapy Centre. I work with a wide range of people who may seek increased perspective, self-understanding, and clarity in their everyday lives. I also work with people who may feel that anxiety, depression, or past trauma is hindering them from achieving their goals. Through my work, I hear stories of both extraordinary achievements as well as unbearable challenges. I’ve found the work of counselling to be incredibly fulfilling, and feel honoured when trusted with the opportunity to learn about someone’s life.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I moved to Vancouver in 2011, and now consider it home. Prior to working as a therapist, I had a rewarding career in the field of training and development for 10 years. During this time, I learned a great deal about coaching, motivation, effective communication, and the process in which we learn and grow as individuals. I worked with various corporations designing and implementing programs to help build effective leaders and strong teams.
Following my time in the corporate world, I decided to pursue my goal of becoming a clinical counsellor. Academically, I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. During my clinical practicum, I worked at both a private practice and a non-profit society for survivors of sexual abuse.
My priority is to guide you towards personal growth by supporting you in clarifying your beliefs and values. This will allow you to discover your authentic self and live more fully. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome our challenges and rewrite our stories. The healing journey allows you to develop increased awareness and insight around your experiences and equips you with tools to enable you to feel more confident. Through our collaboration and with practice, you can develop self-compassion and wholeness by becoming connected to your body and the sensations that live there.
When working with me, you can expect to be treated with respect, care, and compassion. It is my intention to develop a foundation of trust and security and an environment in which you can explore your inner world and feel more empowered. My practice is trauma and culture informed and I work with clients from all populations. My focus is on anxiety, depression, trauma, and the LGBTQ population. Using a somatic, humanistic, and strengths-based approach, I will guide you in accessing your determination, resiliency, and internal resources to navigate life’s challenges. It is likely that you’d like to start therapy but you’re not sure where to begin. My goal is to make therapy understandable and accessible to you. During our first few sessions, we will collaborate on your treatment plan and find approaches that work specifically for you.
Membership: BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Adler University - Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology
- Arizona State University - Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level 1
- Trauma Informed Practice Training, Alyson Quinn - Level 1, 2 & 3
- University of Guelph - Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program
Client fee individuals:150