Barbara Clay, MACP BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #3074

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About Barbara

I offer counselling to children, youth, families and individual adults. My primary area’s of focus are: anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, eating disorders, parent-child conflict, parenting & family support, self-esteem, stress management & coping, and grief. Barb has additional training and experience in Somatic Experiencing, Lifespan Integration, art therapy techniques, hypnosis, and EFT (Tapping). Barb draws on a range of effective long and short-term therapies and her counselling work with you will offer practical tools for healing.

It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship plays an essential role in the healing process of an individual. When therapist and client establish safety and trust the client can securely explore their current challenges and move towards making healthy changes. It is my goal for clients to feel supported, understood and validated in their work with me as their therapist.

Many people feel shame about seeking help. They may see themselves as weak or incapable of handling life on their own. Seeking counselling is about making an investment in oneself. Counselling is a journey towards personal growth, expanding on one’s strengths and creating a more compassionate self. It can help move a person towards more flexible thinking, letting go of rigid patterns that are keeping one stuck.

As a therapist, I find it very rewarding to be a part of someone’s journey. I am supportive of an individual as they face their difficulties, offering insight and direction, and celebrating their progress. Some clients seek assistance for addressing stressors such as relationship or work difficulties, while others are seeking help for problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or trauma. I firmly believe that people have the ability to change and that counselling can help guide them to a more positive and rewarding life.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Death and Dying
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Grief and Loss
    • Insecurity
    • Life Balance
    • Panic Issues
    • Personal Growth
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques
    • Lifespan Integration (LI)
    • Mindfulness
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Somatic Experiencing
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Barbara has been in practice for 12 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Coastal Reflections Counselling Group
    2nd Floor - 5050 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5H 4H2
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Sunday10:00am - 3:30pm
    Monday2:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday3:00pm - 7:30pm
    Saturday1:30pm - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Family Therapy$120 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min
    Sliding ScaleYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • e-Transfer