Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Men's Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Family Systems
- Online/ Virtual Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
My name is Daphne McDonald and I am expanding my private practice as a counseling therapist from my home in Cordova Bay where I have resided for the last 20 years. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s degree in counseling and am also a Coach U certified Life/Personal Coach.
For the last 6 years I have worked as the counselor and director of an addictions clinic in the city of Victoria which encompassed work in addictions (narcotics, alcohol, prescription drugs) , relationships, trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
With over 20 years counseling in these areas I have developed a proven track record that I believe can help family dynamics, relationships, and individual concerns. I use a blend of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to specialized techniques in trauma (EMDR), to coaching techniques to assist people attain individual goals.
I believe, as this web site indicates, that many issues people present a counsellor with begin after a trauma or series of traumas, that some are a result of learned behavior patterns from childhood or abusive relationships, and that some are rooted in childhood. I have developed skills to address these effectively for people.
I believe that if you are lost in any of the above areas, the first step is a realization you need some direction (help), and the second step is to call someone. I’d like to help.
All matters are handled with the strictest of confidentiality.
Office hours are: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. I have room for some flexibility should people be home bound or if work hours don't fit.
Client fee individuals:$80.00 per hour
Client fee couples/families:sliding if required