Kristina Botsu, BA

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2702

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About Kristina

Hello. My name is Kristina Botsu. I am a Registered Therapeutic Counselour (RCT).

I have Ukrainian background and have been living in Canada for the last 10 years.

Psychology has been my passion for life. My interest in this art and science developed from an early age. Since then, I have been following my calling, constantly developing new qualifications, undergoing personal therapy and supervision, increasing my own awareness and helping people to discover their deepest resources from within.

Due to my personal experience I’m particularly passionate about providing individual counselling and therapy to people who are coming to start their lives in a new country, immigrants who are looking for their way to overcome the stress, to integrate into culture and to develop new relationships.

I integrate different modalities in my private practice, which include transpersonal, family systems, somatic trauma healing and gestalt traditions.

Transpersonal counselling focuses on the spiritual aspects of human life. Trauma healing helps to become aware of, express the old stress response stored in the body and relax the nervous system. 

Systems therapy is based on who you became in a family in which you have grown. I help my clients to recognize their struggles as not a unique problem they are facing but as a result of the ungrieved losses in their family.  It helps to broaden the perspective on the current dilemma and often to find unexpected ways out of the struggle, which very often supports resolving long standing conflicts in the relationships. 

To our sessions I bring an open compassionate heart, nonjudgmental curiosity and uplifting spirit to support wherever you are at. Therefore, during our sessions I will ask you questions so we can explore how your family history and dynamics may be related to your situation. We will examine the behavioral patterns and the beliefs in your life that may turn out to be ineffective in allowing you to feel more alive and look for what gets in the way to express freely and fulfill your dreams.  

I believe that every single person in this world is born with the gifts that just are waiting to be discovered, claimed and applied in life. Also, I believe it is our birthright to be in loving relationships, experience abundance and have good health.

My purpose is to play a “midwife” to the process of healing through the power of relationship. By giving you a safe, compassionate and empathetic place to express your emotions I am activating the process of resiliency and adaptation that allows you to not only move forward but also provides an opportunity for growth to your higher potential. This being combined with the application of body centered trauma healing methods which helps your nervous system to regulate itself and become resilient within a short term. 

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Children and Childhood Issues
    • Cultural Issues
    • Family Issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • Life Balance
    • Life Transitions
    • Perfectionism
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Procrastination
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Separation
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Body Centred Therapy
    • Coaching
    • Emotional Freedom Techniques
    • Family Systems
    • Online Counselling
    • Psycho-Educational Groups
    • Relationship Counseling
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Online
    vancouver Vancouver, BC V5E 1T9
    Languages

    Services offered in English, Russian.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Sunday9:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday9:00am - 7:30pm
    Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday9:00am - 10:00pm
    Thursday9:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday9:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday9:00am - 10:00pm
    Client Rates
    Online Therapy$90 / 90min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes
    Discounted Initial ConsultationYes

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

    Payment Options
    • PayPal
    • e-Transfer