Bruce Avery, MCP

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #18243

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About Bruce

Background

My name is Bruce Avery and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the Founder of Avery Therapy Centre. I work with a wide range of people who may seek increased perspective, self-understanding, and clarity in their everyday lives. I also work with people who may feel that anxiety, depression, or past trauma is hindering them from achieving their goals. Through my work, I hear stories of both extraordinary achievements as well as unbearable challenges. I've found the work of counselling to be incredibly fulfilling, and feel honoured when trusted with the opportunity to learn about someone’s life.

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I moved to Vancouver in 2011, and now consider it home. Prior to working as a therapist, I had a rewarding career in the field of training and development for ten years. During this time, I learned a great deal about coaching, motivation, effective communication, and the process in which we learn and grow as individuals. I worked with various corporations designing and implementing programs to help build effective leaders and strong teams.

Following my time in the corporate world, I decided to pursue my goal of becoming a clinical counsellor. Academically, I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. During my clinical practicum, I worked at both a private practice and a non-profit society for survivors of sexual abuse.

 

Therapeutic Approach

My priority is to guide you towards personal growth by supporting you in clarifying your beliefs and values. This will allow you to discover your authentic self and live more fully. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome our challenges and rewrite our stories. The healing journey allows you to develop increased awareness and insight around your experiences and equips you with tools to enable you to feel more confident. Through our collaboration and with practice, you can develop self-compassion and wholeness by becoming connected to your body and the sensations that live there. A simple analogy for our work could be cleaning the windshield so you can navigate your path with more ease and clarity - you won't have to struggle to see the path ahead of you anymore. 

When working with me, you can expect to be treated with respect, care, and compassion. It is my intention to develop a foundation of trust and security and an environment in which you can explore your inner world and feel more empowered. My practice is trauma and culture informed and I work with clients from all populations. My focus is on anxiety, depression, trauma, and the LGBTQ population. Using a somatic, humanistic, and strengths-based approach, I will guide you in accessing your determination, resiliency, and internal resources to navigate life’s challenges. It is likely that you’d like to start therapy but you’re not sure where to begin. My goal is to make therapy understandable and accessible to you. During our first few sessions, we will collaborate on your treatment plan and find approaches that work specifically for you. For some people, this may be a very structured approach to correct cognition and behaviour, and for others it may involve becoming attuned to your body.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Career and Job Issues
    • Chronic Pain and Illness
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Personal Growth
    • Relationship Issues
    • Sex And Intimacy Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Career Counselling
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Gestalt
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • Sex Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    Visible Diversity
    • Identifies as Person of Color
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
    • Identifies as Queer
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Online counselling is available
    Therapy Platforms
    • Other online platform
    Practice Locations
    AVERY THERAPY CENTRE
    Suite 303 - 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1G8
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Sunday4:00pm - 8:30pm
    Monday10:00am - 8:30pm
    Tuesday10:00am - 8:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am - 8:30pm
    Thursday10:00am - 12:30pm
    4:00pm - 8:30pm
    Saturday10:00am - 4:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$130 / 50min
    Couples Therapy$195 / 75min
    Family Therapy$195 / 75min
    Online Therapy$130 / 50min
    Telephone Therapy$130 / 75min
    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