Suzanne St John Smith
Areas of practice
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Personal Growth
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Women's Issues
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.stjohnsmith.ca
Who am I?
I’m a psychotherapist in private practice in West Vancouver. I do FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom sessions on a regular basis. I work with individuals, couples, and families in the following practice areas: relationship counselling, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and bereavement, sexuality, separation and divorce, and mid-life issues. I am committed to providing the highest level of service to all my clients, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, politics, ethnicity, or nationality.
What is my Approach?
My approach to therapy is varied, since there is no single approach, or modality, that fits every person that I work with. Having said that, I generally draw upon psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused approaches when working with my clients.
It is my belief, based on many years of working with clients, that the single most important determinant of successful therapy is the development of an effective therapeutic relationship with my clients. Feeling emotionally safe, respected, encouraged, and supported are, for me, the foundational elements necessary to build this effective relationship. Consequently, I remain committed to my role as a trust-worthy and non-judgmental collaborator in my attempt to help clients find effective resolutions to the challenges they face in their lives.
When I am not working one-on-one with clients, I am leading a women’s discussion group, speaking at events throughout the city, writing self-development books, and facilitating workshops. In keeping with this, I provide my clients with additional support and the therapeutic method of their choice.
I strongly believe our wisest guide lives within us. I would love to provide you with the skills and insights needed to achieve your fullest potential. Give me a call for a free 15-minute phone consultation and a guaranteed feeling of being heard and accepted.
Client fee individuals:$185 plus GST/hr.
Client fee couples/families:$277.50 plus GST/hr.