Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.mandythiessen.com
Hi! My name is Mandy and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#16462) with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only offering secure online or phone counselling at this time. I am still welcoming new clients!
I bring to counselling a warm, collaborative, client-centred perspective that honours your need to share your pain or fear and harnesses your innate capacity for growth. This fundamental relational style is backed by decades of extensive research and proven to help clients effect change in their lives. In addition, I pull from techniques from Emotion-Focused Therapy (for individuals and couples), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and existentialism.
You may be in a place where you feel there is no hope, no solution, nothing to draw on for help. Together we will rediscover and leverage your internal resources to find the answers you’ve been seeking to questions like these:
-What is that feeling in the pit of my stomach? What is it telling me?
-What is that critical voice in my head that holds me back?
-Why do I feel so stuck, when all I want to do is move forward?
My work draws upon an empathic and trusting therapeutic relationship to safely explore your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. I am not a fixer. I don’t have all the answers at the ready – but I help you find your own. I can sit with you when your life feels like chaos, and help you start to make sense of things. I am not afraid of feeling stuck, lost, or like there’s nowhere to go. I’m not afraid to be in your dark place with you, because that’s when you need help the most.
I am an approved counselling vendor for the Crime Victims Assistance Program, ICBC, and the First Nations Health Authority. Clients using their work benefits/3rd party insurance pay for their session up front, and are provided with an invoice that they can use to make a claim.
- Emotion-focused therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Harm-reduction model substance use counselling
Client fee individuals:$120.00
Client fee couples/families:$140