Have you tried counselling before but never found the roots or origins of your issues, found your progress to plateau quickly, or were not able to gain anything from it? You are not alone – I have supported many others in similar situations.
If you are looking for an approach that values your autonomy in describing your life experience and figuring out the best way forward, then I can help.
If you are seeking to understand your emotions on a deeper level, to be able to feel them, express them, and change them, while being more comfortable with them, I can guide you along this process.
Talking about emotions and feelings can seem foreign, strange, weird, and uncomfortable at the best of times. My approach is to support you in understanding how you experience your emotions so that you can intentionally shift how you relate to them and ultimately become empowered and confident in transforming difficult emotions into meaningful action plans to help change your life.
If you relate to any of the above or if you’re feeling stuck in some of the patterns in your life and desire to try something different, I am here for you. Previous clients have told me that I provide a safe, comfortable, and warm environment where they feel able to be themselves while becoming more self-aware and changing towards valued ways of being.
Find more information about how I can help you under the counselling menu, or feel free to book a free 30-minute consultation to speak with me directly and see if it feels like a good fit to work together – just click the ‘Book an Appointment’ button below.
– Chögyam Trungpa
I provide online individual clinical counselling to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic guilt, self-esteem concerns, understanding emotions, trauma, unregulated anger, struggling with life transitions, introversion, and highly sensitive persons (HSP). I also have a particular focus/specialization in supporting adult men with issues related to male identity, understanding and communicating emotions, self-esteem, and relationship struggles. I have supported individuals in counselling in many different contexts and thus bring a wealth of varied experience and knowledge when working with the above mentioned concerns.
I facilitate the expression of emotional experiences between adult partners, with a focus on attachment, to foster deeper connections in couples counselling. Partnerships, whether romantic or friendly, are integral to our functioning in life. Humans are social beings and our brains are literally wired to ensure connection and relationships with others no matter what the cost – feeling isolated, lonely, and/or rejected is as threatening to us as is the threat of death or physical starvation. Thus, supporting partners in improving their communication, emotionally attuning to one another, and developing trust and respect for one another is a scary and vulnerable yet extremely rewarding endeavour for any couple to undertake.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The reasons men come to counselling are different depending on each individual’s problem to solve or goal to reach. Generally, people see positive results between 8 and 12 sessions.
This depends mostly on your desires from counselling as well as other factors (i.e., financial ability, scheduling availability, etc.). However, it is suggested to start with more frequent sessions for the first 3-5 sessions. One session per week or every two weeks is often enough to gain traction in progress, for us to develop a trusting and comfortable relationship, and to start making changes.
As of now, sessions are currently only provided remotely. Thus, video and telephone sessions are the available options.
The sessions are typically 50 minutes long. It is possible to book 80-minute sessions, however, this depends on what you are looking for and if this is necessary for your problems and goals.
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellors (CCC) and Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC). Most extended health plans cover either one or both of these counsellor designations. It is always best to check before beginning counselling to make sure you are covered if this is a need of yours as each insurance plan is different.
Homework is discussed in sessions if you desire this type of activity. Homework can help to expedite your progress and support you in making changes in your life outside of session. This depends on everyone and can look quite different depending on the problems and goals of each client. There is never an obligation to complete tasks out of session. If you would like tasks to complete outside of sessions, we can collaborate regarding this to determine tasks to complete in relation to your given problems/goals.
Counsellors in BC do not have the ability to diagnose as this is typically regarded as a function of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Medical Doctors. However, if you already have a medical diagnosis, I can support you with the best evidence-based treatments for your diagnosis and support you through decreasing the negative impacts of the symptoms you experience. Generally speaking, I perceive clients through a holistic lens with ever changing abilities and qualities and therefore tend to think of clients less in terms of diagnoses, and more in terms of “How is this person struggling in their life and how can they start to feel better about themselves overall?” I support you in understanding yourself as a whole person who has the capacity to grow and change into who you want to be. Focusing exclusively on diagnoses tends to hinder my ability to provide the best overall care to you.
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Cameron Grunbaum | M.A. | CCC | RCC
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