Thinking of going for counselling can be a frightening thought. If you are at this stage you are probably feeling as though your life could be better, your quality of interactions with other people could improve and you want more out of life. Or you could be at your wits end in regards to some aspect of your life! Whatever the circumstance, my goal is to meet you where you are at and to work together towards healing, new skills and a better quality of life.
Hi, my name is Jan McNeill and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). My approach to counselling comes from my varied background as a coach, athlete, parent, student, professor, survivor, client and counselling therapist! I was fortunate to do my Masters in Counselling Psychology through the Adler School of Professional Psychology over a decade ago, where they encouraged you to not only study Adlerian but other forms of therapy. I have trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Self Regulation Therapy (SRT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Focussing. I have been privileged to work with many of the originators of these therapies and I have have attached links to many of them on my Resources page. I am currently the Director of Mental Health at the Vancouver Island Compassion Dog Program that helps veterans with PTSD train their own service dog.
I am registered on the Crime Victims Assistance Program as an Approved Clinician.