Therapists

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Dominic Brennan, Msc, MA, R.C.C, MBBRS

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor, retired senior executive and father of two grown up children. Born in UK, I have worked across Europe, Asia and North America in the past 38 years. I progressed up to a senior executive role in a Fortune 500 company (hospitality business) before I decided to have my 2nd career as a Mental Health Counsellor. My extensive career and life experiences, and two masters level education on clinical counselling and a business discipline, allow me to counsel, mentor and coach adults and couples, and for parenting, marriage or relationship issues and setting goals and finding solutions for work issues.

I provide adult and couples/relationship counselling and coaching, and specialize on men’s issues and career/job counselling. With my solution focused approach I cover anger, addictions, anxiety, communication issues, career issues, depression, PTSD, procrastination and all kinds of fears and traumas that cause different mental health symptoms.

My approach is influenced by person-centered theory and I use techniques from Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) if appropriate, and Goal Setting and Mentoring. I am registered with: First Nations Health Authority; Crime Victims Assistant Program (CVAP); and ICBC for for accident victims

 

Isabella (S. P.) Jiang

Counsellor, MA, RCC, BBRS

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I am a British Columbia Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a member of British Brain Research Society.  I provide individual and couple counselling for adults from the age of 18 to seniors for anxiety, depression, anger issues and traumas in English and Mandarin Chinese.

My practice focus is with clients suffering from life and/or career transition, or relational issues either with parents, partners or children, or clients who find it hard either to start a relationship or maintain a relationship.  In addition, I provide pre-marital counselling for young couples to help them preparing their new life with less stress and anxiety.  I also work extensively with Chinese-speaking international students, who need help either on emotional stress, social anxiety, academic pressure, and/or life coaching.

Due to my own highly mobile life experience of living and working in Europe, Asia and North America in the past two decades, raising up two cross-racial children with my husband, I am culturally sensitive towards third culture clients, who struggle to make sense of their experiences and adapt in the new environments.

I believe – the client is not the problem, but the problem is the problem – narrative therapy approach from a multi-cultural perspective, while I borrow techniques from other modalities including, but not restricted to Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness therapy for intervention and coping skills. Equipped with (BWRT) Brainwork Recursive Therapy, I provide brief therapy for clients with traumas.

 

 

Dominic’s Testimonials

“I have really enjoyed our time together. I know you will make it easy for anyone to open up to you as you have done for me. I also feel you have risen well beyond your counselling role. Thank you!”

“Thank you for the skills you have given me to apply in my life. I really feel I am able to work on my own now. Thank you for being a great counsellor.”

“Thank you for everything Dominic. With you at Moving Forward Family Service I have been able to move forward with my issues. You have been my medicine.” 

Isabella’s Testimonials

“I appreciate your balance of, knowing when I need more space and compassion, and when I need a push to work on my issues.”

“You make me focus on myself.  I find myself again.  Thank you.”

“You validate my feelings, work on issues important to me, not to you.  I feel respected and attended.  I feel much better about myself.”