Most of my clients contact me when they’re feeling unsatisfied, unhappy and generally stuck in their lives. This could be the result of burnout from the overwhelming demands of life, a lack of fulfillment when things feel mundane, or the discomfort surrounding transition periods. I help clients get started on the path to change, develop the skills to handle bumps in the road, and feel more satisfied in life. These days, life is full of challenges and knowing how to cope is not easy. If you ever feel this way, know that you are not alone. Together we can create a safe and trusting environment to help support you as you explore those areas of life where you want to grow and make lasting change. Where you are is not who you are; change is always possible!
Kelsey believes that counselling is an ever-changing practice and takes pride in her commitment to developing a unique and collaborate relationship with each and every client. Guided by a variety of approaches, Kelsey strives to help clients live life to the fullest and always stands by her mission of Helping You Cope with Care.
Kelsey obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from Western University in London, Ontario. She then went on to achieve her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver. As part of her master’s requirements, Kelsey completed a practicum at LifeMark Health, working as a clinical counsellor for the Pain Management Program. During this time, she was able to further her skills in individual counselling, group facilitation, and mindfulness meditation training.
Throughout her schooling, Kelsey continued to work at a personal injury law firm and developed an interest in counselling individuals coping with pain, injury and related stressors. In order to pursue this interest, Kelsey began working as a clinical counsellor for an Occupational Rehabilitation program, where she assists clients throughout the rehabilitation process on a part time basis. Additionally, Kelsey founded KJ Counselling and Consulting to offer private counselling services to a wider range of clientele, including, but not limited to, pain management.
Outside of counselling, Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking spin classes and cooking. Kelsey is a strong believer in the mind-body connection and the benefits of physical activity and emotional self-care.
All counselling sessions include a free 15-minute phone consultation prior to the initial appointment.
Kelsey offers flexible hours including evenings (subject to availability).
Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice or the full fee of the session is the responsibility of the client. Considerations will be made for emergency circumstances.
If you are in an emergency, or feel that you or someone else is at risk of harm, please contact someone immediately:
· Call 911 for help right away, or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
· Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). If you are thinking about ending your life or are concerned about someone who may be, you can call for help any time of day or night, from anywhere across BC. It’s a free call.
Vancouver Police, non-emergency: 604-717-3321
BC Crisis Centre: 604-872-3311
BC Resource Directory: Dial 211
Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (Kids and teens)
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (Adults)
HealthLink BC: Dial 811 (Health information and advice)
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division): Visit www.cmha.bc.ca or call 1-800-555-8222 (toll-free in BC) or 604-688-3234 (in Greater Vancouver) for information and community resources on mental health or any mental illness.
Kelty Mental Health: Contact Kelty Mental Health at www.keltymentalhealth.ca or 1-800-665-1822 (toll-free in BC) or 604-875-2084 (in Greater Vancouver) for information, referrals and support for children, youth and their families in all areas of mental health and addictions.
The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service: Call 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in BC) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support. They can refer you to services across the province.
Police Car 87 (Police & Community Response Unit): 604-874-7307
Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111
Griefworks BC: 1-877-234-3322
Moose Anger Management: 604-723-5134
BC Men’s Resource Center: 604-878-9033