Virginia Lundy, MSc,RCC
My name is Virginia, and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master of Science (MSc) in Behavioural Psychology from the University of Liverpool. I have been supporting people toward becoming the best versions of themselves both individually and in groups since 2001. I have helped people struggling with issues such as:
Stress & time management (procrastination)
Low self esteem
My goal is to aid clients in the process of understanding that they are never confined to their present state and that the past does not have to define them. I combine the knowledge I've acquired through years of professional experience with the wisdom I've gained from struggles with trauma and debilitating anxiety myself. I'm determined to help people as much as I've been helped by those who've supported me.
Chen Vu, MA, RCC
Chen Vu is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master's in Counselling Psychology (M.A.) from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It is her deep passion to empathically assist and guide others towards being their authentic selves, while living a life of fulfillment, joy, and freedom. She has provided counselling for people who have dealt with :
Intimate partner violence
Grief and loss
Relationship or family difficulties
Loss of meaning, direction, or purpose
Chen aims to help people understand their blocks in life so to overcome challenges; building strength & resiliency within. She believes in deep healing and growth through exploration of an individual's true essence and relationship to themselves, others, the world, and their spirituality or purpose. Chen is dedicated to continual personal growth; therefore, she knows it is fundamental for people to have a non-judgmental space to feel safe enough to share struggles. Through both her professional and personal experience and knowledge, she hopes to facilitate life lasting changes for those who seek assistance.
How to Choose a Counsellor
Choosing a counsellor isn't easy; here are some suggestions that will help you find the right person to support you:
Qualifications: It's important to choose a counsellor with the appropriate qualifications and ensure they adhere to professional and ethical standards. I have a Master of Science degree in Behavioural Psychology and am also a registered member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Comfort level: You absolutely must feel comfortable and safe with your counsellor, as you'll be sharing personal details about yourself. I offer a 20 minute complimentary session so that we can talk face to face and make sure you feel it's going to be a good fit before you commit to your first appointment.
Experience: You'll want your counsellor to have experience working with many different types of people in many different environments so that you can be sure they are well equipped to help you address any of your issues in a non-judgmental way. You will want to rest assured that no matter what you say, your counsellor won't shame or judge you. I have been supporting people since 2001 with a wide range of issues such as trauma/assault, addiction, low self esteem, and eating disorders in the community, inpatient treatment settings, and the criminal justice system.
Convenience: I understand how busy you are and try my best to offer flexible times to accommodate your schedule wherever possible. I am also able to offer telephone and Skype counselling when necessary.
Investment in your wellness: A good counsellor has every intention to support you in moving forward in your life and giving you the tools to sustain your progress over time. My ultimate goal is to support your desire for well being and allow you to learn to thrive independently; NOT have you become dependent on me and keep you as a client forever.
Cost: Counselling is an important investment toward your health and well-being. I recognize that everyone has bills to pay and it can be tough to balance finances; as a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) my services are often covered by workplace benefit plans. Check with your provider to verify coverage.