For your convenience and comfort, Arches Counselling offers several options for sessions including; Virtual, In Person, and Telehealth.
For in-person sessions, Arches Counselling adheres to the Provincial government and British Columbia Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors for health and safety guidelines. We follow enhanced disinfecting protocols, wear and offer masks, provide hand sanitizer, and use Hepa air purifiers in our office. Clients and therapists with any symptoms of a cold, flu, or Covid-19, including coughing or sneezing will be advised not to attend in-person sessions.
For circumstances where video is not a possibility or a phone call is preferred, telehealth sessions are available, however please note it is not secured beyond the telecommunications provider. Arches Counselling will conduct your session in a private space.
COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures
Clients and therapists with any symptoms of a cold, flu, or Covid-19, including coughing or sneezing will be advised not to attend in person sessions.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Disinfection protocols
- Hepa Air Filters
- Virtual options
We offer a bright playful space for children to explore, move, draw, play and talk. Children under 5 years of age we recommend splitting the hour between child and guardians. We have therapeutic games, cards, books and activities to engage with. We work to develop a therapeutic connection, establish safety and develop with the child, strategies to bridge them through hard moments and situations.
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
~ Alexander Den Heijer
Arches is here for youth to share their stories and be heard as respectful, valid, and worthy humans. Worry, fear or panic are exhausting you? Or perhaps you are wanting a safe space to talk about sexuality or gender? Are stress and pressure taking up the majority of your day?
Is this your best-imagined life?
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”~ Maya Angelou
You are ready to try for the first time or maybe try again – doing different, more or less of something. Here you can freely explore hopes, dreams and the “maybe one day I’ll…”. Maybe you have been holding pain, pushing away a wish or suffering in silence.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ”~Maria Robinson
You are here because....
ASD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, BPD…
There are many ways in which we are unique which comes with beauty and barriers. At Arches you can feel safe in being all that you are. We do not believe there is a correct way to exist. We do believe that choice is really important. Our call to action is to work with your to reduce experiences of distress. We have specialized experience in working with out-of-the-box ideas for those of us who are atypical in one way or another.
We offer a specialized program to increase interoceptive awareness that begins with noticing body sensations connected with emotional language and finally linked with regulating actions unique to each client.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly”
~ Morticia Addams
Trauma can affect our physiological responses, emotional experiences, thoughts and how we relate to ourselves and others.If trauma has been holding you in a place of stuck or outdated view of yourself, we will move beyond surviving and into new spaces of living. Perhaps you are worried that you will have to bring up the past, this is not necessary; however if it is therapeutic for you to share your story in a safe place we can ground you in taking this step.
“Telling our stories in ways that make us stronger”~ Barbara Wingard
Our therapists are here to help you engage in your relationships more fully. All our couple’s therapists have training in the Gottman method and add relational and existential approaches.
- Immigrant experiences
- Parenting support
We do not offer diagnostic assessments at this time.
Arches Counselling can provide IEP, ICM, or Teacher meeting support. Options to attend meetings virtually and or provide documentation to access, advocate or account for supports needed. We can provide recommendation letters to other health-related professionals and contribute to the circle of care.
“When inclusive education is fully embraced, we abandon the idea that children have to become ‘normal’ in order to contribute to the world. We begin to look beyond typical ways of becoming valued members of the community, and in doing so, begin to realize the achievable goal of providing all children with an authentic sense of belonging.”~ Norman Kunc
Clinical Consultation and Supervision
Arches offers clinical consultation for private practitioners and clinical supervision through accredited post secondary universities.
Arches is a preapproved site for Yorkville and Adler. If you are interested please send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
We rise by lifting others.~Robert Ingersoll