Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Child Behaviour
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Teen Adjustment Issues
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Play Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.jbcolecounselling.com
J.B. Cole, MSW, RSW holds a masters of social work from the University of Washington with a focus in Multi-Cultural and Ethnic Practice and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW reg#10132) and a member in good standing with the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW). As a member in good standing for over 10 years, clinicians are required to adhere to a Code of Ethics and receive on-going professional development.
My counselling practice provides for children age 5-13, play therapy and for individual counselling for teens and adults in an approach which combines Cognitive Behavior (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Emotion Focused and down to earth conversations around change and noticing patterns that limit our full possibility.
A member of the Kelowna community since 2007, I work collaboratively with Parents, Families, Children, Adolescents and Individuals. I have worked in medical settings, rural community based, within schools and preschools to teach emotional and behavior skills. I enjoy facilitating groups and continue to champion a strengths-based approach for meeting life’s challenges.
Relationship counselling with individuals – through facilitating increased listening, communication and emotional awareness, whereby one willing partner can change patterns in their relationship with themselves and their partner.
As a certified Synergetic Play Therapist – I work with children and their parents to find balance at school and home. I have been certified and received supervision through the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. Play Therapy – Synergetic play therapy is shown to provide and increased capacity for regulation.
For the past 2 years I have been affiliated with the YMCA Mindfulness programs as a facilitator and contributor to this important community program. I have completed mindfulness based trainings and I am certified facilitator of SMART – Stress Management And Resiliency Training (UBC).
Facilitator of Men In Change – Group at Connect Counselling Kelowna
Incredible Years – Parenting Course
Parenting After Separation – Course Facilitator
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy – EFFT certification in process.
I like to think that I am pragmatic in my approach to the change we all wish in our lives, if it were easy, it’d be done already. Change is uncomfortable but it is the place we can experience the most growth. Having a trust in your therapist, where progress not perfection, is recognized and celebrated.
Improving relationships through individual growth. Working to improve our own communication, beliefs about our self and emotional intelligence can improve our close relationships. After all, the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
- Synergetic Play Therapy
Client fee individuals:$120.00/hour
Client fee couples/families:$180.00/1.5 hour