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Claire Nicol

Claire Nicol, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor,

Associate, Health and Balance Counselling

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor at the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as Expressive Art Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Trauma, both great and small, is a common denominator for many mental health challenges. For children especially, experiences can manifest as attention deficits, defiance, depression and/or anxiety. Often the experiences of our childhood create similar obstacles later in life. My own life experience and training, working with children, youth and adults, allow for a safe, non-judgemental space from which to learn strategies to manage life and move forward, with renewed energy and hope. It is a privilege to walk with you.

The good news is that you are already on your way to making a change, towards making a choice. Talking to a counsellor may help you to remember that you do have a choice in how you think and what you believe. Counselling can help you re-think your life experience, to believe what was once unbelievable, to literally change your mind, and your life.

A little more about my educational background: I completed my first Bachelor's degree in English Literature at UBC. closely followed by a Bachelor of Education. I soon realized, however, that I would be better able to provide support to children, youth, and their families as a counsellor, and so pursued my Masters in Counselling Psychology. I now work as a counsellor for the Surrey School District # 36, as well as a counsellor in private practice, where I have an interest in seeing children, youth, and adults with a variety of mental health problems, including anxiety and addictions.

I am also the office manager of Health and Balance Counselling. If you are a mental health professional and have any general queries about joining our team, or have an interest in renting our space, feel free to contact me or Dr. Jurcik.

Contact Information for Claire:


Cell: 778-840-2192

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