Helen Whitehead, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #18069

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About Helen

Originally from Yorkshire in the UK I have lived in North Vancouver for over ten years. I have worked in a number of areas in the field of mental health and graduated from City University (Vancouver campus) with a Master's degree in Counselling and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

My counselling practice incorporates theories and techniques from several evidence-based therapies including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  I welcome questions about these approaches or any other aspects of therapy that you are unsure about to support your comfort and understanding of the therapeutic process.

What to expect... If you choose to work with me, as your counsellor I will provide a non-judgmental and confidential space in which you are given the opportunity to discuss your inner thoughts, feelings and experiences. Together we will find the space in which to work out how to best cope with the challenges you are presently experiencing and find your way forward by drawing upon your strengths and acknowledging your history.

Often I  have found that our ways of responding to events and situations in the present are complicated by trauma and hurt we may have endured in the past and it can be helpful to understand what our own ways of responding to threats and distress are (such as fight, flight, freeze, faun), so we can learn to work with what we have instead of fighting against it. We can talk about the past as much or as little as you wish to - my aim is for you to be able to live the life you want to live from this day forward.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Adolescence Issues
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Death and Dying
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Sexuality Issues
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Body Centred Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Online Counselling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Helen Whitehead Counselling
    201 - 224 Esplanade West North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Sunday12:00pm - 6:30pm
    Monday9:00am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday12:00pm - 6:30pm
    Thursday6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$190 / 75min
    Individual Therapy$130 / 50min
    Online Therapy$130 / 50min
    Telephone Therapy$130 / 50min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

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

    Payment Options
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer