Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Critical Incidents and Acute Stress
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Men's Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Professional Burnout
- Racial Identity
- Racism Issues
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Counselling practice website:https://www.clement-counselling.com/
My name is Clement, I have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 2012. Throughout my time as a counsellor I have worked in a variety of settings, such as youth-based programs, forensic outreach programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), and outpatient substance use. For the past 8 years, I have been a counsellor at the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver. Working for a global leader in HIV care has grounded me in harm reduction, cultural competence, and social justice.
I am an Asian Canadian of Chinese descent originally from Toronto, but have called BC home since 1998. My journey in the healing professions began 20 years ago in Victoria, BC, where I studied Shiatsu, Vipassana Meditation, and other Eastern healing traditions. Since then, I have developed a personal therapeutic style that incorporates mindfulness, social justice, compassion, and a holistic view of the individual.
I am available for both virtual and in-person counselling sessions and have experience working with adults of all genders and identities with the following concerns:
Anxiety & Stress
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Grief & Loss
Racism and discrimination issues
My counselling approach is a blend of psychotherapy modalities and social-cultural frameworks that not only guide me but root my practice in ethics. In therapy, I combine talk therapy with somatic approaches in a safe, collaborative, and trauma-informed environment. Through the use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) and Attachment Theory, my clients discover/reclaim the resources they need to explore their concerns, develop a deeper understanding and transform their life challenges into creative acts of triumph.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a holistic mind-body approach that aims to create a healthy alliance between our minds and our emotional/physical bodies. This approach has been proven extremely effective for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, and other life stressors that can cause dysregulation. This may be through helping you calm your nervous system, becoming aware of tension/holding patterns, working with difficult emotions that have been suppressed or are overwhelming, working with limiting beliefs, or helping you to observe, understand and trust your body’s cues more fully.
While most of my clients benefit from SP, I also recognize there is no “one size fits all'' approach. Some of my clients prefer approaches rooted in Narrative Therapy (NT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Existential Therapy. Through these “talk therapy” modalities we can have structured dialogues that help you gain a better understanding of unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. I use a collaborative approach to ensure my clients are fully engaged and empowered throughout their therapeutic process.
In addition to therapy, I have worked in knowledge translation as an educator/ consultant for the implementation of harm reduction and trauma-informed practice, with a variety of frontline healthcare organizations across Canada. Much of my recent focus has been on drug policy reform and the decolonization of the healthcare system. I am aware of the profound impact that power, oppression, stigma, and structural violence can have on our communities and our personal lives.
When I am away from the office, you may find me exploring the North Shore Mountains or playing hockey at the local rink. However, my true passion is fly-fishing. My years of traveling abroad and living in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong have made me a true “foodie”. I love to bring my daily catch from stream to table to share with friends and family.
If you think we might be a good fit, feel free to reach out so we can discuss the possibility of working together. I look forward to meeting you.
- 2012- Master of Counselling Psychology - MA. RCC Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Therapy Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to Child and Adolescent Treatment
- Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse with the BC Society of Survivors of Sexual Workshop
Client fee individuals:$155/ 50 minutes
Client fee couples/families:$225/ 75 minutes