About Us

We are a group of like minded professionals who believe in providing an exceptionally high quality of personalized counselling and psychology services. We each have over 15 years experience in the helping professions and most of us have over 10 years experience working as a psychologist or counsellor. We regularly consult together and with other mental health professionals to improve service standards and to maximize treatment effectiveness. We take part in continuing education activities to stay current with new research findings and treatment interventions.We each have specialty areas and specialty training but we are similar terms of our general theoretical approach and foundational intervention training. Each of us is client focused in that we believe it is important to meet clients where they are, develop a positive therapeutic relationship, and work together towards mutually agreed upon goals.  Our similarity in intervention training includes Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems. What defines us as a group, beyond our many years of experience and training, is our sincere desire to help people create the lives they want for themselves.

Life’s difficulties can truly be the opportunity for increased growth, wellness, and meaning. This is why many psychologists and counsellors have chosen their vocation. It is for these reasons our associates have chosen to do the work of counselling and psychology because it is an opportunity to be a part of this amazing process. It is both humbling and awe inspiring to witness people returning to themselves, becoming more confident, and finding a new level of inspiration for their lives.

All of our associates are registered practitioners. Our psychologists belong to the College of Psychologists as Registered Psychologists (R. Psych.) and our counsellors belong to either or both of the British Columbia Clinical Counsellors Association as Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) or the Canadian Clinical Counsellors Association as Clinical Counsellors (CCC). Each of these organizations requires specific training and adherence to a code of ethical standards. All counsellors and student practitioners are also under the supervision of Dr. Axford, R. Psych.


  • What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling of some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.

    – Victor E. Frankl

  • Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.

    – Victor E. Frankl

  • The most beautiful people we have known are those who have know defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  • When we love, we strive to be better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

    – Paulo Coelho

  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes, on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day,  listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

    – John Lubbock


  • I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

    – Henry David Thoreau

  • We will find that kindness is a way of making less effort. It is the most economic attitude there is, because it saves us much energy that we might otherwise waste in suspicion, worry, resentment, manipulation, or unnecessary defense. It is an attitude that, by eliminating the inessential, brings us back to the simplicity of being.

    – Piero Ferrucci

  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? … Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

    – Marianne Williamson