The

Therapy Place

Counselling Group

Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Nanaimo, BC

Ron Depner RCC
Jodie Smith RCC
Andrew Bertram RCC
Ken Atnikov RSW
Maura Skates RSW
Allie Greer RCC

How can we help?

Individual, couples & Family Counselling in nanaimo.  

We're trained in a variety of techniques and approaches, and we have decades of counselling experience between us. 

Here are just a few of the issues with which our team of psychotherapists frequently work.

Depression counselling:

People dealing with depression often experience low mood, poor energy, sleep problems, difficulties concentrating, and a general lack of mojo.  Everyone goes through down times occasionally, but if you ever get trapped there, it's not fun.  There is hope!  Research in the field has come a long way and a trained depression counsellor can help you return to your normal self.  How do you find the best fit for you counselling needs?  You're already doing it:  do some research.  Then get in touch to book a session.  You can learn more about this by checking out the "Depression Counselling" tab on the menu above, or by clicking here.

 

Sad on Couch
Man with anxiety

Anxiety/Stress counselling:

Like depression, anxiety problems are on the rise.  There are a lot of reasons for this, but the important thing is to know that it is treatable with the help of a trained anxiety counsellor.  Symptoms often include: feelings of panic/unease, difficulty sleeping, thoughts of worry, specific fears (like public speaking or phobias) procrastination, and racing thoughts.  We'll come up with a plan that helps you to regain control.  Click here for more information on this topic.

 

Couples/Marriage Counselling:

All relationships have their ups and downs.  But if yours is experiencing a prolonged period of unresolved conflict, bitter arguing, or broken trust/affairs, it's probably time to for marriage counselling.  A skilled marriage counsellor can help you make sense of things and give you the tools to get your relationship back on track!  You can learn more about this by checking out the "Family and Couples Counselling" tab on the menu above, or by clicking here.

 

Couples counselling
Storm and trauma

Trauma counselling:  

Trauma is a difficult beast to live with.  Whether the traumatic event(s) or recent or old, the results can be devastating.  Frequent symptoms include nightmares, panic attacks, dissociative symptoms, living in a state of fear and anxiety, the inability to feel safe in certain situations, flashbacks, difficulty trusting self/others, etc.  Much of this is physiological, but that doesn't mean that it isn't treatable!  Learn more about this by clicking the trauma tab on the menu above or by clicking here.

 

Other forms of counselling:

That's not all we do, of course.  We also provide service in the areas of family counselling, communication, self esteem, family conflict, shame, parenting, anger management, grief counselling, loss, etc.

We would love to hear more about the hopes and challenges of your particular journey, and to see how we can be of service to you!

Clinical Counselling

Our Clinicians

Maura Skates RSW

Maura O'Keefe Skates 

Registered Social Worker

Andrew Bertram RCC

Andrew Bertram

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Allie Greer, RCC

Allie Greer 

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Jodie Smith, RCC

Jodie Smith

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Ken Atnikov, RSW

Ken Atnikov

Registered Social Worker

Ron Depner RCC

Ron Depner

Registered Clinical Counsellor

"All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse toward growth."


—Abraham Maslow, PhD