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COUPLES BUILD CONNECTION

COUNSELLING IN VICTORIA,BC

Arbour Counselling Centre is a group of Masters and PhD-level counselling professionals dedicated to helping people grow through their journey in life.  We're trained to listen well, to offer objective and honest feedback, and to support you in your steps toward growth and wellness.

 

At Arbour, our mission is to provide the highest quality care with the best-trained professionals, and we do so in a manner that recognizes that we are whole people:  mind, body, and spirit.

Our ongoing goal is to provide a safe space for all people — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or religious affiliation — to talk about whatever is of concern to them in their lives.  

 

We gratefully acknowledge that we are guests on this land where we live and work, the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking people who have lived here and stewarded the land for centuries. We are committed to the ongoing work of understanding and reconciliation with Indigenous communities.  

 

We also acknowledge that we are guests invited into the sacred spaces of all our clients’ journeys.  We strive to honour each person’s unique and beautiful path, to care for and to love each person we meet as part of the common humanity we share.  As such, we work continually to be conscious of our own perspectives and values and how they may impact our conversations, while remaining open to changing our hearts and minds when needed.

We offer counselling in Victoria, BC for individuals, couples, families, teens, and children over 10.  Our therapists practice through a systems theory lens with various therapeutic modalities, such as play therapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy, to name a few.

 

Contact us today to book your first session.

Meet Our Therapists

OUR COUNSELLING THERAPISTS

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FRED
CHOU
Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist #2481

Canadian Certified Counsellor #5964

(he/him)

Fred is a Registered Psychologist that works with individuals for a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief and loss. He also specializes in working with psychological trauma and issues related to race and racism.

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JOAN
DOSSO
M.A., M.T.S.

Registered Clinical Counsellor #2410

(she/her)

Joan brings compassion, creativity, and a playful spirit to her clients and the therapeutic process. Joan encourages clients to use their creativity to shift their perspective and find hope sprouting out of loss.

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CALVIN

BLACK

M.A. 

Registered Clinical Counsellor #11347

(he/him)

Calvin works with a variety of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma. He brings extensive experience working with youth through his time as a pastor.

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JOY
GILLETT
M.P.H.

Registered Clinical Counsellor #1040

(she/her)

Joy works with women and men of all ages, assisting them in their unique journey toward health and wholeness from a body, mind, and spirit approach.  She builds on a holistic worldview informed by 12 years of service with First Nations communities in northern BC as a health educator.

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RICHARD

ROUTLEDGE

M.A.

Registered Clinical Counsellor #2394

(he/him)

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the field of counselling and community rehabilitation and has served in many teaching and leadership positions.  He has provided counselling for children and youth, women, men, couples, families, and groups.

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LIZ
SCOTT
M.C., M.T.S.

Registered Clinical Counsellor #19890

(she/her)

Liz is moving to solo practice as of March 1, 2024.  We've all enjoyed having you as a colleague, Liz, and we wish you the best in your new venture!  To connect to Liz, see her new website at:  lizscottcounselling.com

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JOEL

DURKOVIC 

M.A., Director

Registered Clinical Counsellor #2125

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist #2017723

RMFT Supervisor

(he/him)

Joel brings a rich history of clinical experience to his counselling practice. His specialized training and experience as a marriage and family therapist gives a unique, systemic perspective of working with families, couples, and individuals.

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LIZ
PRETTE
M.A. 

Registered Clinical Counsellor #2680

(she/her)

Liz works with individuals, couples and families through a variety of issues and situations. As a family therapist she encourages families to think through how they function both as a whole unit and as individuals. 

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"Really great people here that genuinely just want to help. Whether it’s big or small problems or if you just need someone to talk to I would highly recommend them." JD

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serving Greater Victoria since 2006

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