Susan Giles, M.Ed., RCC Associate
Office: #227-1118 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Susan is accepting new clients!
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.
Area of Practice
Crime Victim Assistance
Drug & Alcohol
Grief & Loss