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About Me

Welcome. Thank you for taking time to explore my webpage. My name is Heather MacPherson and I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. My passion lies in assisting individuals to live their lives to their fullest potential. I believe that cultivating a safe space for individuals to explore their lives, and creating a strong therapeutic relationship are the first and foremost important factors in the counselling process. I have several years of experience working with people in a variety of capacities: in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and day treatment mental health facilities, in schools, and in the community. I have supported children, youth, adults, and seniors who struggle with symptoms a variety of life trials such as depression, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, over-eating difficulties, borderline personality traits, developmental disabilities, and PTSD. I am committed to my own life-long education and continually seek educational opportunities, trainings, workshops, and conferences to further enhance my practice. I look forward to meeting you.
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My Approach to Counselling

As a highly relational person, my attuned attention and compassionate nature support a large part of my practice. I firmly believe that healing takes place, partly, in relationships. Therefore, it is within the therapeutic relationship that I tailor specific theoretical approaches to meet each individual’s unique strengths, desires, processes, and needs.


I have enhanced my practice with supplementary training and/or study in therapeutic approaches such as:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

• Exposure-Response Prevention Therapy

• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

• Narrative Therapy

• Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders

• Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

• EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

• Attachment/Development Theory

• Motivational Interviewing

• Somatic/body-based therapies

• Sensorimotor (mid-2017)

Neuroscience shows us that trauma is often stored in the body (Levine, 1997). I use body-based therapies to treat symptoms of trauma, depression, OCD, eating disorders, and other difficulties. When indicated, and when clients are comfortable, I assist clients to incorporate (often subtle) movement into sessions which not only helps to regulate the nervous system, but also helps to release trauma.
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Specialty Areas

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DBT and ACT Informed Group
DBT and ACT-informed coping skills group coming to Langley in September. Please email me to inquire.
 

Fees

Consistent with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors’ recommendations, my fee is $120.00 per 50 minute session plus GST (see http://bc-counsellors.org/choose-a-counsellor/fee-schedule).


Extended 85 minute EMDR sessions are $175.00


Furthermore, some extended health plans cover counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please consult your plan to determine if counselling is a benefit.

I am also registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) which subsidizes $80.00 towards each session for eligible individuals who have survived crime / abuse. Please see the Crime Victim Assistance Program BC for more information on CVAP funding.
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Contact Me

 
Contact me by phone, text, or email

(iPhone users: When texting, please make sure your text sends as an "SMS" and not as an "iMessage" as I am unable to receive iMessages)

Phone/Text: 604-817-5033

Email: info@heathermacpherson.com
 
 

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