Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Family Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Relational Psychotherapy
Counselling practice website:walkercounselling.com
“At some time or other, we all find ourselves unable to cope with life’s difficulties. The aim of counseling is to help you deal with these or other issues, so that you can get on with a meaningful and constructive life.” We are the sum total of our existence and each part of our life has served a purpose. One question we may will explore is whether these former parts of life now serve us, and if not, what would serve us better.
Chris is a vital and warm individual who works well with men, couples, and youth. His counseling strengths include working with those with depression, anger management, marital conflict, anxiety, and addiction. By coming for therapy, you will be able to freely express and explore your personal issues with a humanly related therapist. Through this process it is possible to find new perspective and meaning in your life.
Chris takes a Gestalt approach, which targets personal growth, awareness and relationship development among other things. He is interested in a holistic nature of people’s conflicts. The foundation of his work aims at developing and improving the client’s relationships. This includes relationship to all aspects of outward living as well as the relationship to self, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
Chris received his Masters training through Southern California University and is a Certified Canadian Counselor. His experience includes 10 years of counseling in private practice, contract work with the Federal Employment Assistance Program, Victim Services, as well as drug and alcohol counseling at Maple Ridge Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre. He also has certification for working with the First Nations peoples through the First Nations Health Authority. His volunteer work has included working with youth in the Take a Hike Program at John Oliver High School and with the ALS society of BC. In addition, he brings a wealth of life experience to bear upon the issues of people across a broad spectrum of ages, cultures, and social conditions in a caring and non-judgemental atmosphere.
During the COVID Pandemic I am recommending that clients use zoom or phone sessions to reduce the spread of the virus. If necessary it is possible for in person visits, as it has room for physical distancing and I sanitize between clients. My clinic space is located at 230 Machleary St Nanaimo BC. If you have any symptoms related to the COVID virus or have been out of the country or in high exposure areas please let me know and we can set up on line or phone sessions.
Thank you for your patience
Chris Walker Clinical Counsellor
Client fee individuals:$120.00
Client fee couples/families:$120.00