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Vanessa Thomson, MACP, RCC
Associate Clinical Counsellor
Online & in Coquitlam

Treatment Specializations

  • High Achiever Stress, Anxiety, Burnout & Career Challenges

  • Women's Trauma, Self Esteem & Identity

  • Parents & Couples - Mindful Care-giving

  • Maternal Mental Health

Special Populations Served:

  • Neurodivergent Parents & Couples (ie. Autistic, ADHD, and/or with Gifted children or partners)

  • Women & Mothers

  • Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs

  • Parent Advocacy Support

Approaches

Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) (#22599) with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology - 2023

  • Bachelor of Arts - Child & Youth Care Counselling - 2008

  • Child & Youth Care Counselling Diploma - 2006

  • 15+ years of experience in mental health treatment.

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Hello, I'm Vanessa

Helping stressed out, anxious, neurodivergent women, mothers, couples, and professionals balance a complex life and journey to greater peace, contentment, and authenticity is my passion. Working on managing emotions, building healthy coping skills and creating YOUR meaningful life is what I do. I use a biopsychosocial approach that considers your whole person and the many factors that influence your life - I centre your experience and challenges in our work.

I am a mother of three children, and I understand what it’s like to balance the needs of many including oneself. I am excited to meet you where you are and help you take a pause, unsubscribe, try something different, and problem solve in a holistic way focused on appreciating your gifts and normalizing your lived experience. I work by meeting your individual & diverse needs as fully as I can while creating a warm and empathetic environment for you to feel seen and heard. 

My Professional Background: I am an clinical counsellor with a Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care Counselling and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. I worked in inpatient psychiatry at BC Children’s Hospital for ten years with children, youth and their caregivers with mental health & behavioural challenges, along with many other front-line therapeutic roles, and I am taking everything I have learned to bring it into my adult-focused clinical counselling now. I am one of very few clinicians in Canada trained in Lifespan Integration Therapy - a mind-body trauma treatment method which allows memories to become integrated in the body - gently reducing anxiety and increasing resiliency. Click here to download an info pack on Lifespan Integration Therapy.

My Availability:  I am available in person in Coquitlam on Wednesdays and virtually on a variable schedule through the week. I offer a free consultation for new clients to see if it is a good fit to work together - click the "Book an Appointment" button below to find a time that works for you.

 

CostMy rates start at $135 +GST/ hour for individuals, and $263 + GST/ 75 minute session for couples/ families.

Vanessa walking in a field with her husband and three children.
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