Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual
- Relaxation Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:carolynheppnercounselling.com
Carolyn Heppner, B.A., M.Ed., RCC
NOW OFFERING VIDEO COUNSELLING. Although many of the restrictions due to COVID-19 are easing, many clients are not comfortable with in-person counselling at this point. I am offering an alternate option to those individuals.
Experience positive results much sooner than traditional therapy, through the use of modern techniques such as EMDR.
I offer counselling and therapeutic services for individuals, couples and groups in Maple Ridge BC.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC.
I have extensive experience assisting clients with:
- Trauma including including assault, domestic violence and the effects of childhood abuse/neglect
- Anxiety / Panic / Phobias
- Prenatal and Postpartum issues including anxiety, depression, loss and grief
- Couples issues including marital/pre-marital counselling
I have advanced training and experience using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to treat a range of issues including Trauma, Complicated Grief, Phobias and more.
I also have experience helping clients struggling with a range of other difficulties including but not limited to Stress, Life transitions, Addictions, Chronic pain or tension, Loss/grief, Self Esteem, Identity (LGBTQ+ friendly), Interpersonal/Relationship problems.
When you feel safe, you can begin the journey of change and healing. When you feel encouraged and supported without judgment, you can continue creating the life you want and need. I work to empower you with the tools for overcoming your difficulties.
I draw from various evidence based therapeutic methods to create a structure for counselling that fits your concerns and needs.
Mind-body approaches include:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Conversational therapeutic approaches include:
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Therapy
I can also incorporate Creative Therapies including art, writing or music.
Carolyn Heppner Counselling is conveniently located in downtown Maple Ridge. I have a counselling office space in a wellness center that includes Massage Therapy, Yoga, and other wellness practitioners. It is a serene environment and a fantastic place to release stress and take care of your mind, body and soul.
I offer a free 15-minute no cost/no obligation phone consultation where we can explore your needs and goals for counselling and see if I am the right counsellor for you. I'd love to speak with you.
Why try video counselling with Carolyn?
Clients who have not participated in video counselling before often report concerns or hesitation in using this method. Upon commencing offering counselling virtually I felt quite hesitant but due to COVID-19 I wanted to offer my clients a way to continue working with me.
My style of therapy is very relational and I have always relied on visual clues in order to connect with my clients so I wondered how effective video counselling would be. Much to my (and my clients) surprise, current clients are reporting they find video sessions have been as effective as in person counselling. Being able to see each other in video format allows for a similar connection to in-person appointments. Also, powerful counselling tools such as EMDR can be used effectively in video sessions, not just in person. Clients also enjoy more availability for appointment bookings, for example more timeslots and dates available as well as being able to book a session awithout much of a wait from first contact.
Still not sure? I am offering initial 15 min consultations by video as an alternative to phone consultation
- EMDR Certification through EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)
- EMDR Certification goes beyond what is required to become an EMDR practitioner. Certification through EMDR's international body ensures sufficient training, supervision and experience.