The Following Counsellors
Are Proud to Accept
The Local Counselling Card (TLCC):

Please note – counsellors are listed in no particular order.* 

Sarah Harris

What Are Your Top Three Areas Of Focus?

Emotional regulation (i.e. coping with anxiety, anger, depression…), Self-compassion (developing self-esteem), Enhancing emotional connections in relationships (couples, family, parenting, etc)

What Are Your Top Three Strengths?

Empathy, Passion for Learning, Compassion

What Are Your Top Three Weaknesses?

Tendency towards perfectionism, Capacity for “compassion fatigue”, Overthinking

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What Are Three Words Someone Would Use To Describe You?

Considerate, Dedicated, and Always Up For A Good Laugh.

Who Is Your Ideal Client?

Someone who senses that something doesn’t feel “right” or seems “off balance”. For example, you might ruminate over the same thoughts, be “snappy” or irritable, or simply feel “numb” or “not like yourself”. Often, this awareness is the first step in making the changes we need to make in order to grow. Because change can sometimes be uncomfortable, part of my role is to ensure you feel emotionally safe to do the work involved.

Why Did You Become A Counsellor?

From a young age I have been drawn to people, to their stories. I wanted to know more about them and how their past experiences, present beliefs and future expectations shaped their lives. My passion for psychology, and desire to learn and understand more about my own journey, has led me to this career that I love.

How Long Have You Been Practicing?

1 year as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. From 2007, I was self-employed in London, England as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, but I took a break to have a family, move back to Kelowna, and further my education with my Masters in Counselling.

Why Did You Join TLCC?

I believe in affordable mental health access to all, and the importance of collaborative, compassionate, care in supporting our community. Together we can make a bigger difference than alone.

Cat Or Dog Person?

Cat person – but dogs are nice too

About Sarah

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSC PSYCH)

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Where Do You Practice?

Relate & Restore Counselling

FREE 30-Minute Consultation
Contact For Pricing

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Chrissi Stronach

What Are Your Top Three Areas Of Focus?

Trauma (Sexual, Physical or Emotional)
Kids, Youth, Adults and Relationships
Depression, Anxiety and goal setting

What Are Your Top Three Strengths?

I am able to sit with someone and listen while also being aware of when to nudge them forward.
Being present with a person and respecting where they are in their own journey.
Caring and empathetic to others and their situations.

What Are Your Top Three Weaknesses?

Trying to do it all
Seeing gaps in our society and wanting to be able to find solutions to them
Chocolate and Chips

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What Are Three Words Someone Would Use To Describe You?

Kind, Driven, Reliable

Who Is Your Ideal Client?

Someone who is looking for support at this time and is wanting me to assist them.

Why Did You Become A Counsellor?

I want to be able to support people on their journey as I was so lucky to have counsellors and people in my life help support me when I really needed it. I realize that this service is not always affordable and I am so happy to partner with the Local Counselling Card do make it more available to people.

How Long Have You Been Practicing?

Counselling since 2020, but I have been in the area of Health and Wellness since 2008

Why Did You Join TLCC?

I think this is a wonderful opportunity to be apart of a local initiative and I am very grateful.

Cat Or Dog Person?

Dog all the way

About Chrissi

Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP)

Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC)

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Where Do You Practice?

Root Nurture Grow Counselling

FREE 30-Minute Consultation
$60/Session Low-Fee Rate

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Davis Wiggs

What Are Your Top Three Areas Of Focus?

Anxiety, Depression, Youth and Families

What Are Your Top Three Strengths?

Non-judgmental, Positive, Outgoing

What Are Your Top Three Weaknesses?

Sour candy, Hugs, Mindless humor

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What Are Three Words Someone Would Use To Describe You?

Humourous, Chill, Loving

Who Is Your Ideal Client?

Someone I can have a conversation with, with no judgment.

Why Did You Become A Counsellor?

Throughout my life, I have been a constant ear for friends and family that need it most. In the past year, I have grown fondly with the passion to help others and be that ear when
people have nowhere to turn to. With my friendly and compassionate nature, I want clients to feel comfortable within the counselling space while having the ability to share their story without judgment.

How Long Have You Been Practicing?

Less than a year

Why Did You Join TLCC?

I want people to be able to access counselling who are living in low-income communities and people who need it most in these difficult and trying times.

Cat Or Dog Person?

Both!

Where Do You Practice?

William & Associates Counselling Services

FREE 30-Minute Consultation
$45/Session Low-Fee Rate

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Zoe Plant

What Are Your Top Three Areas Of Focus?

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma processing

What Are Your Top Three Strengths?

1. I am a passionate person – I put my all into everything I do
2. I am open-minded and am always looking for ways to broaden and strengthen my skills as a counsellor
3. I am an empathetic and compassionate person

What Are Your Top Three Weaknesses?

1. I can sometimes take on more than I can handle, which causes me to overwork myself and experience feelings of burnout
2. I’m in the midst of learning to make time for myself in life and have my self-care be a priority
3. Chocolate

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What Are Three Words Someone Would Use To Describe You?

1. Empathetic
2. Attentive
3. Considerate

Who Is Your Ideal Client?

My ideal client is anyone who is willing to show up, be open to exploring their internal landscape, and accessing their vulnerabilities in our sessions together. Counselling is not a race – it takes time and commitment. All I ask is that my clients are prepared to embark on their therapeutic process with me in a collaborative and safe relationship.

Why Did You Become A Counsellor?

My passion for helping people and my early interest in topics such as addiction, trauma, and mental health has guided me towards a career in counselling. I understand that we never know the challenges people around us are facing, everyone has a story to tell, and everyone deserves the opportunity to explore and process their story. I feel incredibly privileged and fulfilled to offer that space for people and to be alongside their paths to healing.

How Long Have You Been Practicing?

I started my internship placement in September 2020 after completing my coursework for my MEd. in Counselling degree. I have been volunteering and working in the mental health field for approximately 6 years.

Why Did You Join TLCC?

I’m so excited and eager to be a part of the local counselling community! To offer people a place to go with resources, information, and counsellors to reach out to is just incredible. The Local Counselling Card brings all of this together and provides counsellors and possible clients the ability to connect. I’m also so pleased to be part of this platform as well as The #1millioncampaign movement.

Cat Or Dog Person?

Either! As long as they’re cuddly, affectionate, and not too slobbery.

Where Do You Practice?

William & Associates Counselling Services

FREE 30-Minute Consultation
$45/Session Low-Fee Rate

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Chantale Elliott

What Are Your Top Three Areas Of Focus?

Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness

What Are Your Top Three Strengths?

Knowledge-based skills from experience and education.
Creativity
Warmth

What Are Your Top Three Weaknesses?

A tendency towards perfectionism, cute animals, and chocolate.

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What Are Three Words Someone Would Use To Describe You?

Caring, comforting, and dedicated

Who Is Your Ideal Client?

Someone looking for support and assistance with their mental health or chronic illness management.

Why Did You Become A Counsellor?

Chronic illness and pain can be extremely debilitating, however, it doesn’t need to completely control and dominate your life. A passion for helping people regain their life from chronic illness and pain because of my own journey with fibromyalgia is what got me into counselling.

How Long Have You Been Practicing?

I have a 20 year background working in the health and wellness field and have been a mental health counsellor since 2019.

Why Did You Join TLCC?

I am so grateful to join a local initiative that provides access to affordable counselling.

Cat Or Dog Person?

Both

Where Do You Practice?

William & Associates Counselling Services

FREE 30-Minute Consultation
$45/Session Low-Fee Rate

Connect With Chantale Today!

Community Partners

Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society

How does your organization support the mental health and wellness of our community?

Our agency offers Trauma Therapy for sexual assault survivors, both for recent and historical sexual abuse. We offer separate programs for youth and adults: Our SAIP Program (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) and our ACP Program (Adult Counselling Program).

Our agency offers several specialized services for survivors of both domestic and sexual violence that include emotional support, court support, safety planning and more. We also offer Youth Prevention Programs in Okanagan middle schools, wherein we focus upon mental health wellness for youth. 

Tell us more about your agency?

Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society is a community partner of the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna – Our Counsellor provides counselling for children at the CAC. We have referrals for sexual assault counselling that come to us from local highschools, RCMP, Kelowna General Hospital, Foundry, Connect Counselling and CMHA Youth Programs.

We also refer our clients to Connect Counselling and alternate options for counselling should we not be able to provide them the necessary counselling services in a time sensitive manner.

Why have you joined The Local Counselling Card Initiative?

Through our Adult counselling Program for sexual assault survivors, we see firsthand how critical it is for survivors to access counselling on their path to healing and mental wellness. It’s essential for counselling to be both accessible and affordable.

While waitlists continue to be a barrier to accessing counselling, we believe that TLCC is an incredible initiative that will help alleviate the barrier of cost for those seeking services in our community.

 

649 Leon Avenue

250-763-4613

www.coefs.ca

*Glossary

Low-Fee Counselling: according to TLCC Initiative, low fee counselling means your session fee will not go above $60. The specific price per session is defined by each individual counsellor. 

Sliding Scale Counselling: according to TLCC initiative, sliding scale counselling means the session fee is based on your monthly income and your chosen counsellor’s standard rates.  We cannot guarantee these rates meet our low-fee criteria.

Please Note: Counsellors may have a limited number of available spots for low-fee counselling sessions. If you are able to afford a rate above your counsellors low-fee rate please let them know.  Any amount above their low-fee rate may allow them to help someone else at a low-fee rate.  

Disclaimer
Mental health professionals listed on this site have been vetted to ensure they are registered with a regulatory body and thus qualified to offer clinical services. If your experience of therapy is unsatisfactory due primarily to a poor fit between you and your counsellor, please – try again. If you believe your counsellor has violated Professional Standards of Practice or committed a Code of Ethics’ violation, you must make a complaint to that counsellor’s professional association or regulatory body. The Local Counselling Card does not govern, oversee, or in any other way manage, or regulate the professionals listed here.