Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Adolescent Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Child Behaviour
- Eating Disorders
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Parenting Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Somatic Approaches
Counselling practice website:www.coastalreflections.ca
Barbara Clay is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3074) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling Psychology. Barb has additional registration with the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) and the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is registered with ICBC to provide counselling.
Barb offers counselling to children, youth, families and individual adults. Her primary area’s of focus are: anxiety/panic, depression, eating disorders, parent-child conflict, parenting & family support, self-esteem, trauma, stress management & coping, and grief. Barb has training and experience in talk therapy, Somatic Experiencing (SEP designation), Lifespan Integration Therapy, Art Therapy Techniques, Hypnosis, EFT, Solution-Focused and Sensorimotor Therapy techniques. Barb draws on a range of effective long and short-term therapies and her counselling work with you will offer practical tools for healing.
Barb brings compassion, support and a non-judgmental approach to her counselling practice. There are times where outside support and an encouraging environment allow clients to connect with their inner potential, creating transformation and change in their lives. Barb firmly believes that people have the ability to change and that people are able to be active and creative during the change process. She uses an individual’s strengths to help them navigate transitions in an effort towards growth. Respect and encouragement are the foundations of her counselling relationships.
Barb has been involved in the community in a variety of ways over the years. For five years she facilitated a cancer support group with the Friends for Life Foundation. She volunteers time with Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities, working with children and teenagers who have physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. More recently she has joined SALI’s Farm, supporting children who have witnessed violence and abuse.
- Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level training. SEP Designation
Client fee individuals:$140 per 60 minute session, sliding scale available
Client fee couples/families:$150 per 60 minute session, sliding scale available