Areas of practice
- Adolescent Issues
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Family Conflict
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Parenting Issues
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Family Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
Chantal Bourke is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who sees clients in person in North Vancouver and virtually within the province of BC. Chantal has worked with children, adolescents and their families for the last 10 years. Chantal’s focus has been on mental health, family systems, parent coaching, and systemic practices. Over the course of her career, she has worked at BC Children's Hospital, The Maples Treatment Center and Child and Youth Mental Health.
Chantal has worked with a variety of mental health diagnoses such as, but not limited to:
- Attachment Styles and Parenting
- Substance Use
More than ever, families are struggling with how to connect with each other. Social media, busy schedules and financial stressors are just some of the issues that families are dealing with today. These factors can contribute to conflict, communication breakdown and a lack of connection with each other. Chantal’s hope through therapy with children, teens and their families is to increase connection, confidence in parenting and understanding of mental health issues.
Chantal focuses on a therapeutic approach called Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). The model holds the belief that the caregiver is the agent of healing in their child’s life, and through support and therapy, the caregiver delivers the interventions, support to their child themselves. Overall, connecting the family together and improving everyone’s mental health and relationships.
Chantal believes that a large piece of our distress, mental health challenges and conflicts are rooted in our disconnection from ourselves and our loved ones. Chantal is passionate about the mental health of families, relationships and supporting a deeper connection between all members.
In her therapeutic work, Chantal focuses on individual therapy work from an attachment, trauma informed, and neurobiological lens. She is qualified to work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Circle of Security and Person-Centered Therapy. Another passion of Chantal’s is working with divorced couples and supporting their co-parenting.
Working from systemic perspective, Chantal offers consultation and advocacy to schools and multi-disciplinary professionals. She also creates and facilitates mental health workshops and delivers the Connect Parent Groups and the EFFT Caregiver Workshop.
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy
- Circle of Security
- Connect Parent Group
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Client fee individuals:175 an hour
Client fee couples/families:175 an hour