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Fred West

Education and Associations

I have a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Experience

I have been working with Langley Youth and Family Services since its inception 40 years ago. Before that, I was involved int the same work in Burnaby.  For 20 years of that time, I also had a contract with the BC Coroner’s Service, investigating the factors leading up to suicide deaths.

Areas of Focus

ADD/ADHD management and support, autism, parenting support, communication and problem solving for parents, self-esteem issues, conflict resolution.

Approach

There are no formulas to making changes in your life. Each person is a unique individual. I customize my counselling approach to meet your personal needs. I draw from many different counselling modalities such as Client Centred, Humanistic Therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Psychodynamic Therapies, and Mindfulness based approaches. It is this individualized approach, combined with proven techniques, that help individuals and families reach their goals that go beyond symptom relief and achieve long-lasting change.

Something Else

My joys in life are my kids and grandkids. I also used to be quite active in sports until recent injuries sidelined me but I’m still a huge baseball fan.