Are you having difficulty getting your life back on track because of a past experience? Do you need support to get through each day? Abuse counselling can help
I can help you get back on track
I can help you to develop skills and coping strategies to deal with the emotional pain that results from crime and abuse, including:
- Fear or terror leading to “panic attacks”,
- Frustration, resulting from feeling helplessness/powerlessness during the actual crime
- Confusion, asking yourself “why did this happen to me?”
- Guilt or blame, particularly if you survived while someone else was injured or even died
- Shame and humiliation
- Grief or sorrow, which is often the most powerful long-term reaction to a crime.
Dealing with physical/sexual abuse
If you've experienced physical or sexual abuse, particularly as a child, you may find that you have difficulty setting proper boundaries, or having a successful relationship. You may have confused feelings towards the perpetrator, especially if it was a family member or somebody else close to you.
I can help you sort out your feelings, deal with the past abuse, and get on with your life.
If you’re a crime victim, you may qualify for CVAP assistance
The BC Government’s Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) provides financial support to eligible victims, immediate family members of victims, and some witnesses, to help them recover from the impact of violent crimes and abuse. Being a victim can be scary and seriously affect you, sometimes in ways that you don’t understand. Look after yourself and seek counselling help, particularly if you feel anxious and keep reliving what happened to you.
I’m registered as a counselling provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) and handle billing for you directly with the government. Call me if you want to know more about the program.
- Call me at 604.803.2600
- Send me an email
All contacts are confidential.
If you call and reach my voice mail please leave a message, and I’ll call you back (usually within one hour).