Shane Trudell
R.C.C., M.C.

Shane is not currently taking new clients.

He is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions for current clients at our Vancouver and Squamish clinic locations. To be added to the wait list, please let us know by following the "book a free consultation" button below.

Existing clients are welcome to book into Shane’s schedule directly by pressing the button below.

For new clients, please contact us to book a first 50 minute session with Shane.

Shane Trudell

Areas of Focus

Shane is a founding partner of Nightingale Counselling and Research. Shane’s work and research in his role as Director are about elevating the potential of private practice counselling therapy, for the benefit of clients, other counsellors, and counselling therapy itself. He works as a mentor, consultant, and instructor on how to ethically contribute to the mental health community through private practice.

Shane is also a member of the BC Search and Rescue “Critical Incident Stress Management” team, where he consults on the Neuroscience of Stress and Resiliency, and has led “Debriefing the Debriefers” workshops after province-wide climate emergencies. He played the lead role in a feature length film on the Neuroscience of Resiliency for these groups facing extreme encounters.

Rates for counselling for Shane are $190+ GST. To support members of the community with affordable counselling, Shane services clients via the Sea to Sky Counselling Community Services Society, the Whistler Community Services Society, Solid State Community Industries (Surrey), and the BC Search and Rescue. 

For those interested in counselling therapy with Shane, please read below to see if you may be a good fit for his practice. Shane is a Senior Clinician at Nightingale with only occasional openings for new clients.

Shane’s recent writing

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Counselling - General

The art of arguing, part IV: what strategies can help individuals de-escalate heated arguments and maintain composure?

De-escalation is really context specific, but there are definitely some general skills that we can talk about. But it’s worth remembering that de-escalating a bar fight, a work conflict, and a kitchen argument with your partner are all going to be a little different. Let’s talk about withdrawal, de-escalation, and letting go.

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Client Testimonials

I enjoy my time meeting with Shane and talking to him about anything. I never felt judged or disrespected. On the contrary, the support and lifting that Shane provides is very professional and human. I continue not only to meet with him but also learn how to value myself and kick out all the negativities. Nightingale Counselling has been very easy to deal with, the staff are respectful and professional.

Shane embodies Irvin D. Yalom’s sentiment that “the relationship is the therapy.” It’s the relationship itself that serves as the anchor in our work together. Shane patiently and adeptly took the time to focus on developing a level of trust and comfort necessary in the therapeutic space—something he took quite seriously from the onset. Shane’s inquisitive mind seeks out the angles I don’t often see and truths I would sometimes rather ignore. Over the span of our many sessions, I have been challenged and encouraged to sit with discomfort, explore anger, hone resilience and find inner strength all in the presence of a curious, compassionate witness. Working with him is very much a worthy investment in understanding oneself more deeply.