Heather Doidge-Sidhu, MA BA

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #7486, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #11848

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About Heather

First and foremost, I work from the belief that Life, in all its complexity, is both beautiful and excruciating, and that much of the time it is both simultaneously.  My counselling perspective begins with the strong belief that many individuals did not receive the unconditional positive regard they needed to help them develop coping and emotion regulation skills in childhood.  This leads to challenges later in life, many of which can be addresed through counselling.

I use a variety of evidence-based modalities to work with people struggling with their mental health.  I approach any intervention through the lens that the client is the expert of their own life.  I conduct counselling sessions in-person and online, via video chat.

In my perinatal mental health work, I see women wrestling with past trauma and processing birth trauma.  I see women preparing for childbirth, or dealing with news that their baby's birth will not be the type they had planned.  Fears are common, as are big questions about relationships.  Identity work is paramount, as the transition into motherhood is one of the most significant life changes a person can undergo.

I have learned that many women who previously saw a therapist no longer do once their baby is born.  To try to mitigate this disruption in self-care, I offer in-home counselling sessions for pregnant individuals at home on bedrest and for new mothers in the first few months postpartum.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Health and Wellness
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Transitions
    • Panic Issues
    • Parenting Issues
    • Post Partum Depression
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Pregnancy Related Issues
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Group Therapy
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Mindfulness
    • Online Counselling
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Heather has been in practice for 6 years.

  • Location Information
    Office Location
    202 - 1005 Cook St Victoria, BC V8V 3Z6
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Tuesday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Thursday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$180/hr
    Individual Therapy$120/hr
    Online Therapy$120/hr
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes

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

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Amex
    • e-Transfer