Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Adolescent Issues
- Anger Management Issues
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Systems
- Family Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.gsbarkercounselling.com
Stephen is a registered clinical counsellor with the BCACC and has a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. He has been practicing family therapy for 20 years, both in the non-profit sector and as a private practitioner. Stephen has supervised and administered a counselling clinic in Surrey providing clinical supervision and direction to students completing an internship for their Masters in Counselling Psychology. Stephen also does private practice work and employee assistance services as well as clinical supervision for other counsellors. He has extensive experience in individual and family counselling.
Stephen is fluent in Spanish and works with families from the Latin community. His clinical supervision and private practice experience means that he is always researching for effective ways to assist clients and students. His previous work has taught him the power of hope and confidence that people can understand and manage their issues.
Stephen practices a client-centered approach, and is an integrative therapist. He is trained in Family Systems Therapy as well as the Brief Therapy Modalities such as Narrative and Solution Focused approaches. He has trained as a trauma therapist in the ‘Clinical Interventions in Trauma” certificate program through the Justice Institute. He has completed a counselling certificate in Family Systems Theory through Pacific Coast Family Therapy Association. He has completed Gottmann’s Couple work Level 1 training and Emotionally Focused Therapy training for couples.
Stephen has also completed level 1 AEDP training with Diana Fosha and completed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training with Dr.David Burns to assist with anxiety and depression issues. He incorporates mindfulness in his clinical work. He is able to work with clients in an integrated manner.
Stephen has an interest in men’s issues and he helped many men with emotion and anger management. He has helped couples work through difficult relationship issues such as intimacy and infidelity. He has helped many adolescents cope with anxiety and addiction and behavioural issues. He has helped parents with parenting issues, and individuals with depression, anxiety and grief issues. He also counsels couples through divorce and separation and co-parenting plans. Stephen also has also successfully provided substance misuse assessment and counselling to individuals. As well he has experience and expertise in with working with the family to resolve family issues.
You can contact Stephen regarding your concerns and issues. He can speak with you about a counselling plan and to see if he can be of assistance to you, your family or partner.He can also answer any questions you may have about counselling and how it can meet your needs.
Client fee individuals:$120
Client fee couples/families:$150