“Stuart is a compassionate, ethical, nonjudgemental counsellor who utilizes various interventions with a flair of humour, warmth, and kindness” - Andrea Jonsson, MA, RCC, CAC

 

About Me

“I’m going to miss my Wednesdays with Stuart.”

Hi, I’m Stuart. I’m a registered clinical counsellor and psychotherapist, I’m 34 and live and work in Burnaby B.C.. I hold a masters degree in counselling, a bachelors degree in psychology, and continuously seek out new courses in a variety of areas. I don’t think I’m particularly special or that I have life all figured out, that I’m some magical healer. I’m just someone that studies therapy and psychology and really enjoys a good conversation about life.

I absolutely cherish the amazing experiences I have meeting and working with so many wonderful clients. Whether it’s about getting someone’s life back on track or just going over a few tough issues that need a second pair of eyes, it’s always exciting to work on the issues people bring up. It’s hard to put it into words, but it really is fantastic to engage with people like you who want to create more peaceful happy lives and make improvements.

I was supremely lucky to do a practicum through the Adler Centre in Vancouver where I was exposed to some often overlooked counselling perspectives that I find tremendously helpful today. But not only that, the centre itself was wonderfully supportive environment and a pleasure to be involved with, which has shaped how I view what we need in life. I continue to maintain a relationship with the Adler Centre through workshops and continuing that tradition of Adlerian psychotherapy that views people with complexity and a wide lens, not just in terms of their problems.

I have worked for many years in service to people with disabilities as a care aide as well as supporting youths in care homes. I enjoy cooking and love learning new recipes to share with friends and loved ones. I admire comedians, perhaps a little too much. I heard it once said that a picture paints a thousand words, but a joke reveals an entire perspective on life.