I am specifically interested in welcoming to my practice those who, for whatever reason, don’t feel reliably at home in traditional counselling therapy, whether new to it or otherwise experienced. For me, it has been immensely rewarding to orient my practice towards those who may otherwise find little to no treatment options.
Some people don’t think that their particular problem is amenable to counselling — people with chronic physical illness or pain, for example. Others are unsure if some part of their identity will be well-received in counselling — in particular I am thinking of masculine as well as trans and non-binary gender identities, as well as those with cultural backgrounds in which counselling is viewed with stigma or suspicion. I am also thinking of those who may have intellectually problematized psychology and counselling — I very much enjoy working with scientists, journalists, and those with advanced degrees who are not interested in simple, unconvincing psychological narratives and explanations.
My practice blends scientific research, counselling theory, and clinical experience into a singular approach. It enables people to literally reconstruct the neural pathways that guide daily living. From experiences of stress, difficult emotions, and physical pain, to the quality of everyday relationships, this approach has proven clinical results.
Change is always hard. Whether something or someone in our life needs to change — or it already has — or we’ve decided that something inside ourselves needs to shift, it’s never easy. But living with the feeling that something isn’t right is hard too — it can leave us with frustration and resentment in our relationships, dip us down into depression and exhaustion, or put us in a pattern of all-too-familiar anxiousness, submissiveness, and anger. If any of this sounds familiar, counselling can help.
Trust, and change, and introspection are risky, and so counselling can seem scary. The most important factor in the success of therapy is the relationship between you and me. Research tells us that when we connect, our conversations bring out the parts of yourself that already know how to adapt, to change, and to heal.
Contact and Booking
Shane is currently taking new clients in Squamish, and is waitlisted for new clients in Vancouver
He is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions at both our Vancouver and Squamish clinic locations.
Existing clients are welcome to book into Shane’s schedule directly by pressing the button below.
For new clients, and those who would prefer to book through our intake service, please contact us and let us know you’d be interested in making a booking with Shane.