Susan Giles, Senior Associate, Counsellor, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Susan Giles, MEd, RCC, Reg # 1452

Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Thursday & Friday (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

For private correspondence please email:
Susan may not respond to messages until her next scheduled work day.

For all appointment requests / changes:

Susan is accepting new clients!

Education & Experience

Susan Giles is a Master’s level Clinical Counsellor registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (#1452) with over 11 years experience counselling individuals, couples and families on a wide range of presenting issues. Susan’s professional training and work experience has given her the opportunity to work with adults, children and adolescents from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and familial backgrounds. She is experienced in individual and group therapy and works with a variety of client concerns including stress, life transition, anxiety, depression, communication, relationship challenges, parenting difficulties and more.

Susan Giles is a contracted service provider to most EAPs and other government programs including:  HCEAP, FSEAP, HumanaCare, Arete, Solareh, Nisga’a, FNHA and Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).  Susan’s services are also covered by many extended health benefits plans.  Please contact your plan provider to determine if you have coverage. Her registration # is 1452.

Counselling Orientation & Philosophy

Using a holistic approach, Susan draws from a number of therapeutic models. How you work with these different models will vary according to your goals and personal preferences. Common approaches that might be used 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.