Susan Giles, M.Ed., RCC Associate

#227-1118 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5
E-mail: susan@stewart-assoc.com
Tel: 604-687-7171
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Susan is accepting new clients!

Susan is on vacation until August 8, 2017

 

Education & Experience

I possess a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and am a Master’s level clinical counsellor registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (#1452). My professional training and work experience have given me the opportunity to work with adults, children and adolescents from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and familial backgrounds. I am experienced in individual and group therapy. Likewise, I work with a variety of client concerns including stress, life transition, anxiety, depression, communication, relationship challenges, parenting difficulties and more.

Counselling Orientation & Philosophy

Using a holistic approach I draw from a number of therapeutic models. How we work with these different models will vary according to your goals and personal preferences. Common approaches we might use during our work together include: Person-Centred therapy, Solution-Oriented therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. We also may chose to use different therapeutic tools based on Adlerian Approaches to Psychotherapy, the Satir method and Narrative therapy, according to your specific needs and personal preferences.

During the process of counselling, it is not unusual to experience some unwanted feelings or occasional discomfort. It is important to understand that these are often helpful signals for points of discussion and not necessarily signals to withdrawal from the counselling process. Therapy may provide you the opportunity to discuss with a therapist, in confidence, personal problems, interpersonal difficulties, difficult thoughts or feelings, life transitions, efforts toward personal growth or other challenges you may be experiencing. The goals of therapy are to help you gain greater awareness and understanding of your thoughts and feelings, as well as to reduce any feelings of distress. While these benefits can occur, they are not guaranteed.

Your individual goals for therapy will inform the direction of our process. To facilitate success, it is most useful for you to be as honest and open as possible, to discuss any reactions or questions you may have, to attend regularly, and to follow through on assignments between sessions.

Language Spoken

English
French

Area of Practice

Alcohol Use Disorder / Addiction
Anger Management
Anxiety
Communication Issues
Couple Counselling
Care Giving
Career
Crime Victim Assistance
Crisis
Depression
Dementia
Drug & Alcohol
Eating Disorder
Family Counselling
First Nations
Grief & Loss
LGBTQ
Life Transition
Mental Health
Parenting
Personal Growth
Relationship
RHAP
Trauma
Self-esteem
Sexuality
Stress
Substance Abuse
Youth Counselling