Amanda C. Ward, Counsellor

MA, MACP, RCC

Are you looking to heal or enhance aspects of your life, if yes, you have come to the right place. My name is Amanda and I would like to work with you.

I work online and in person from my forest based clinic in Anmore - beside Buntzen lake. 

Contact me via email - info.boomcounselling@gmail.com
Book online - https://eastvancouvercounselling.ca/



Education

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I have completed a Master in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, a Masters in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, and am a Certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer. I continually participate in professional development to enhance my knowledge and skills and to fuel my passion for healing.  

Counselling Focuses

Change (chosen and unchosen)

Emotional regulation (life’s ups and downs)

 Anxiety

 Difficult childhoods

 Adoption (I am an adoptive mom)

 Nervous system regulation

 Trauma

Grief

Neurodivergence

About Me

I became a counsellor in my early 40s after a rewarding career in organizational development and project management that involved many fields - health care, mental health, post-secondary, emergency management, and fire services.

One of my most important qualities as a counsellor is that I walk the talk. This means that I research and trial the techniques and skills that I bring forward during counselling. I am real and practical with clients; I know that life and healing work can be challenging to integrate at times and as such, I work with clients on realistic solutions. When appropriate, I also bring some levity to counselling and clients can anticipate laughter and tears. I am a natural healer and as such draw on my intuition, alongside best practices, when working with clients.

What to Expect

During counselling, clients will experience focused and compassionate listening. I will help clients deepen their awareness around issues and challenges which will inform solutions and promote healing. When welcomed, I will teach clients skills to enhance their ability to regulate and cope with life’s ups and downs. I am pragmatic and as such can effectively support clients with goal setting, goal achieving, and making changes. I am a trauma informed counsellor and can help clients heal the tough behaviours and triggers/reactions that result from traumatic experiences and/or difficult childhoods. I take a holistic perspective to health and healing that considers the body, mind, environment, relationships, and when a fit for the client, their spiritual world.

Rates 

Please book a complimentary consultation with me (20 minutes online via video conferencing) - through this consultation we will briefly learn about each other and get a feel for fit. 

If you decide to work with me - counselling sessions are $130. per 50 minutes or $65. per half hour.

I am available both online and in-person. My in-person office is located in Anmore (please contact me directly via email or phone for bookings and address).  Often clients select a hybrid model of some in-person and some online sessions.

Note - Many extended health plans cover clinical counselling. Please check with your provider. 

Let's work together.

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