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Bronwen Smith

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In person + virtual services - Duncan, BC  

We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."   

- Brené Brown

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Counselling

 

With a commitment to compassion, I offer holistic, trauma informed, person-centered counselling services to children, youth, young adults, parents and expectant parents. My approach considers the essential role of the nervous system and is grounded in attachment theory, neuroscience, mindfulness, expressive arts and play therapy. 

 

I have training in a variety of approaches including: holistic expressive play therapy, infant and perinatal /postpartum mental health, body-centered and attachment-based therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and mindful self-compassion. Sessions are tailored to your unique needs and concerns. Together we will determine the therapeutic approach that best suits your goals.

 

I have special interest and expertise in supporting clients with:​​

  • Life transitions

  • Neurodiversity

  • Attachment 

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety, depression

  • Parenting 

  • Strengthening relationships

  • Self worth

  • Birth Trauma Healing

  • Anxiety /depression in pregnancy or postpartum

  • Miscarriage and loss

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Parent Consultation

During parent consultations I aim to support parents to make sense of the challenges their child is experiencing and adapt their parenting to the unique needs of their child. In turn, parents increase their ability to co-regulate with their child, strengthen their child's ability to self-regulate, experience more ease in their relationship with their child and ultimately support their child to thrive.  

Parent consultations may be offered in combination with counselling for your child or youth, or as a service on its own.  When we connect on the phone to discuss services, we can explore these options. 

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Pregnancy & Postpartum

Expectant and new parents often question their experiences, and abilities and can feel isolated as they navigate opinions, social constructs, and choices.  Accessing counselling during this stage of life can create a space for you to explore your values, process your experience, and uncover what you need to feel nourished and fulfilled as you move forward on your journey.

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Counselling Appointments

Please send me an email (hello@bronwensmith.ca) if you are interested in inquiring about services or scheduling an appointment. 

 

After we have been in touch via email, I will request that we connect by phone prior to scheduling an appointment. This initial communication will support us to determine if we are a "good fit", prior to moving forward with services. 

Fees:  $150 (GST included) per 60 minute appointment.

I am approved to provide counselling services to those eligible through the following First Nations Health Authority, Health Benefits programs (FNHA - HBP):

  • Mental Wellness and Counselling Program

  • Indian Residential School (IRS) Resolution Health Support Program

  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health Services Support Program


Funding may be available through your Extended Health Plan if they cover Registered Clinical Counsellors. 

 

I offer in-person and virtual services with Covid 19 Protocols in place. 

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Duncan Office Location

It is with gratitude that I live, work, and play on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people and the Quw’utsun Nation.  

My office is located in a detached garden studio on my property in Duncan, BC. I am a 10 minute drive away from the center of Duncan / off of Cowichan Lake Rd and a 5 min walk from a bus stop (Route 7). 

 

I offer in person and virtual services. 

Directions to my office will be provided upon confirmation of your counselling appointment.

 

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Contact Bronwen

Please email me with your inquiries or use the contact form below to send me a message.. I have listed my phone number below, though I am best reached via email to schedule a phone call. 

Email: hello@bronwensmith.ca

 

Tel: 250-661-0039 

I will do my best to respond to inquiries within 2 business days. 

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