Peter La Grand
Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Compassion Fatigue
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Professional Burnout
- Adlerian Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:lagrandcounselling.com
Peter La Grand, MC, MA, BA
Peter La Grand is a Vancouver-based Counsellor who offers individual, couples, and family therapy. Peter has been involved in the counselling field since 2006 and has worked in many mental health settings, including many years working with vulnerable people in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Peter believes deeply in the resilience of all human beings and the capacity of everyone to flourish. Drawing on years of organizational leadership, clinical experience, and graduate-level study of psychotherapy, Peter offers a pragmatic approach to therapy that allows him to support clients as they process the past, explore the present, and navigate with hope toward the future.
Peter is a registered counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), holds a Masters of Counselling from The City University of Seattle, a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College.
Peter is committed to (and delights in) serving clients of diverse culture, gender, age, value structure in a non-judgemental and compassionate way, and is thankful for the privilege of living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Peter La Grand Counselling: finding a new way forward
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” ― Carl R. Rogers
Whether you are looking to make positive change or find a few small steps toward transformation, the first thing I want to say is: I believe this is possible for you.
Most of us come to places where life isn’t working well, whether we are caught in hurt or trapped in negative patterns and mindsets. At some point we arrive tired of our past and stalled out in our present—we want a new future.
I have had the opportunity to help many clients find genuine movement and enter a journey toward wholeness. It would be an honour to walk with you. Together we can find a new way forward.
Where do we start?
The foundation for effective therapy is relationship. Research shows that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the single most important factor for meaningful change. This is why my practice seeks to ensure that you receive the respect, appreciation, and compassion that will nourish your growth.
My counselling style has been described as warmly relatable, non judgmental, solution focussed, and highly practical.
What does the counselling journey look like?
The counselling journey begins with initial sessions to identify your core questions and stories. When it comes to your life, you are the expert. My approach is highly collaborative as I listen and work with you to identify both your problems and potential. Together we will explore a variety of therapeutic modalities and treatments that will serve you best and that you will choose. In subsequent sessions we will explore possibilities and strategies for growth, and begin the work of reimagining a hopeful future, where you can find a new way into lasting change.
What might we explore?
I walk with clients through a variety of problems and help them as they work through issues such as:
Anxiety, depression, fear, guilt, shame, negative thoughts
Addiction/problematic substance use
Self-harm, suicidal thinking, and ‘obsessive’ thinking
Struggles with parenting, challenging behaviors with children
Relationship conflict and communication issues
Sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, homophobia and transphobia
Anger and Frustration
Grief and Loss
Many health benefits plans will reimburse you for counselling services. Contact your plan provider before your first session to ensure that your plan covers the Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation.
- Narrative Therapy Foundations (Level One) Immersive course in key narrative therapy practice fundamentals and theory.
- Advanced Relational Practice Interviewing & Supervision (Level 3) Relational Interviewing practices involved with conflicted couple, parental, and supervisory relationships.
- Internship at Adler Centre Year-long direct and group supervision at the Adler Centre with over 350 client hours.
Client fee individuals:Contact for pricing, sliding scale available
Client fee couples/families:Contact for pricing, sliding scale available