Specializing in Couples Counselling, Trauma, EMDR and Anxiety

Welcome to Carolyn Heppner Counselling

My commitment is to help you through confusing and difficult times. You do not have to do this alone…
I believe in providing practical, individually tailored and accessible tools, emotional support and deeper understanding you can take from our sessions and apply in real life in order to overcome relationship difficulties, symptoms of trauma, anxiety or other life challenges. If you are struggling you don’t have to do this alone.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC
Now offering Video Counselling. Many clients are not comfortable with in-person counselling at this time. I am offering an alternate option of video sessions to those individuals.

My areas of specialization include:

I also have experience helping clients struggling with a range of other difficulties. Please visit my Issues Addressed page for more information.

My Approach

When you feel safe, you can begin the journey of change and healing.
My style is genuine and natural, I relate to my clients on a personal level and I have been told that I have a calming and genuine presence. Clients  often express they feel comfortable and safe early on. This is important because in counselling we often talk about some of the most deeply personal or sensitive issues and feeling safe and understood by your counsellor helps to make the process easier. I believe that when you feel encouraged and supported without judgment, you can continue creating the life you want and need.
I provide a combination of practical tools and support in helping my clients find deeper understanding in order to allow for lasting change and resolution of their concerns.

Therapeutic Orientation

I draw from various evidence based therapeutic methods to create a structure for counselling that fits your concerns and needs.
Conversational therapeutic approaches include:
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Attachment based)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
Mind-body approaches include:
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Relaxation / Visualization / Mindfulness

Why seek counselling?

  • Maybe you need someone to talk to about a specific issue or goal
  • Perhaps there are things you have struggled with for a long time and you just don’t know where to begin in order to heal
  • Maybe you just need someone who will listen to you

Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs and reasons for considering counselling and see how I can be of assistance. Email Carolyn.

The most important factor for successful therapy is to connect with someone who makes you feel comfortable and safe. I offer a free 15-minute no cost/no obligation phone consultation. Together, you and I can explore your goals for counselling.  Please give me a call or send me an email to set this up. I’d love to speak with you.

Registered Clinical Counsellor in Maple Ridge, British Columbia