Welcome to Collins Counselling
We believe the willingness to develop self-awareness is the first step in becoming a healthier, happier, and richer human being.
Our goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, space and time where people can come and explore their personal stories and histories for the purpose of resolving past traumas and learning and growing into the person they desire to be.
Our unique approach includes Equine Assisted Counselling. Horses communicate through body language. In every interaction horses are authentic and honest. Their lives are based on respect, boundaries, and trust.
By working with horses in a therapeutic setting we are entering into their world and must learn their language and values. The responses and reactions of horses provide immediate information on our state of being at the moment of interaction; this is how we begin to build self-awareness.
The counsellor is always present to bridge the knowledge and understanding between the horse and human and to provide constructive understanding and feedback. The interactions between the humans and horses creates a safe environment to explore the many aspects of life and relationships.
We provide individuals with a multi-disciplinary approach designed to best fit the unique lifestyles, issues, and goals of the individual. We incorporate narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic experiencing, and other evidence-based therapies.
We work across populations, from children, youth, and adults to first responders, veterans, and families. We are experienced in working with trauma histories and are approved through the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) and have occupational awareness training through B.C. Professional Firefighters Association (BCPFFA).
Our services include in-office Narrative Therapy, Equine Assisted Counselling, and Nature-Based Therapy. We strive to provide treatment plans specific to the values, beliefs, and needs of each individual. We believe that helping to improve the mental health and well-being of our clients has a positive effect on the health and happiness of their families and our community.