My name is Marita Poll and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (registration # 2589, http://www.bc-counsellors.org/). I provide individual and couples counselling; individual counselling can take place either in-person, by telephone, or on Skype.
Areas of Specialization:
Living with cancer – for patients and their families at any stage of this experience
Living with other health issues – e.g., MS, ALS, arthritis, AIDS
Recovering from Traumatic events (recent and past) – e.g., assault, accidents, childhood abuse/neglect
Grief and loss
Adjustment to change and life transitions
Personal growth and exploration
Communication and relationship difficulties
Depression and anxiety
“Unfinished business” – e.g., those conversations, relationships, or events that keep re-playing in your mind
Stress and burnout
You may want to make use of counselling for:
1.To gain clarity and insight, for support and to have a chance to talk and be truly heard. Many people experience a sense of relief, closure, and increased resiliency from supportive counselling.
2.To make some type of specific change or problem solve a particular issue. For example, learning stress reduction tools and communication strategies, or processing grief due to the loss of a family member.
3.To work on more complex issues such as recovering from childhood abuse
or a recent assault. Many people find trauma recovery counselling to be healing and transformative.