It's a matter of time but also

a matter of opportunity.

Healing

 Glendale Drive, Chilliwack, BC.  V2R 3A5

For Appointments Call or Text: (778)957-3624

Hello I'm Robby Shearer ...

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Expressive Arts Therapist and my goal is to partner with you to enhance the quality of your life.

Whether you or a loved one is dealing with something specific or you are seeking increased satisfaction and balance in life, I'm here to help.

Counselling & Expressive Arts Therapy can help to:

  • Eleviate suffering from psychological trauma, grief or loss

 

  • Develop coping mechanisms for life’s stressors 

  • Bring relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety

  • Move through feelings of being stuck

  • Better handle life transitions and change

  • Express feelings and move towards healing

  • Encourage mindfulness

  • Explore creativity and playfulness

  • Develop self esteem, confidence and the ability to live a gratifying life.

My Therapeutic Approaches

Person-Centered: providing for you, a nonjudgmental, non directive, empathetic therapy environment

 

Strengths Based: exploring and integrating your personal resources and strengths to self actualize, grow and fulfill your potential

Solution Focused: there are exceptions to every problem and through examining these exceptions together we can generate ideas for your solutions

Expressive Arts: working within your creative and imaginative (play) processes to bring about growth, healing and wellness (visual art, movement, writing, music, drama, writing, etc. - no training or talent in art required !!)

Somatic Mindfulness: fulfilling your mind-body integration, promoting mindfulness & relaxation

Experiential: utilizing expressive tools and activities to re-enact and re-expeirience your emotional situations

Emotionally Focused: exploring and managing emotions that are causing you harm

Narrative: assisting you in identifying your values, skills and knowledge to effectively confront problems

 

Intersectional Framework: exploring social and political identities and the impacts on your life

 

Person In Environment Framework: exploring individual behaviour in the context or environment in which you live

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Are you or a loved one struggling with some aspect of your life?

Do you want to increase your self esteem and move confidently into the future?

Are you suffering with symptoms of depression or anxiety?

Do you want to take responsibility for a problem and make changes in your life?

 

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I can help you explore your challenges and find your personal resources and strengths. With this comes the ability to heal, a feeling of greater fulfillment, and ability to discover new solutions to your problems. Move forward and leave behind old patterns and emotional baggage.

 

$120 (includes GST) per 60 min session

$150 (includes GST) per 90 min session

In Person, Online Skype, FaceTime, Telephone

(Note:  Many extended medical plans cover the cost of a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Please check with your health care provider.)

Is your child or teen acting out after a traumatic experience or having difficulty expressing their emotions?

Would you like to increase your child's self esteem and regulation?

Does your child or teen suffer with frustration, depression, or anxiety?

Do you want your child or teen to develop their sense of self and capacity to deal with life’s stressors?

 

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I can help your child or teen better understand their emotions and behaviours and expand their creativity, imagination and play. With this comes an increased capacity for emotional regulation, better coping and decision making skills.

 

$120 (includes GST) per 60 min session

$150 (includes GST) per 90 min session

In Person, Online Skype, FaceTime, Telephone

(Note:  Many extended medical plans cover the cost of a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Please check with your health care provider.)

Are you frustrated with your partner and often feel you are not being heard?

Do you want to create a healthy relationship, communicate better, build mutual respect and admiration?

Are you feeling misunderstood or devalued?

Do you want to revive the relationship intimacy you once had?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I can help couples explore and express feelings about each other, work through conflict and build resources for moving forward. With this comes greater understanding and awareness of yourself and your partner, to allow healing, a deeper connection and intimacy to emerge.

 

$140 (includes GST) per 60 min session

$170 (includes GST) per 90 min session

In Person, Online Skype, FaceTime, Telephone

(Note:  Many extended medical plans cover the cost of a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Please check with your health care provider.)

 

***Sliding Scale:   If paying for a session is an issue, please let me know so that we can work something out! I don't want to turn away anyone in need of my service due to financial constraints.

What To Expect During The Therapeutic  Process

Choosing a Counsellor is a very personal choice and ideally the match between yourself and your therapist is a "good fit". I fully expect you to have questions and I am prepared to answer them. I offer 20 minutes of free consultation for anyone who is curious about Counselling or Expressive Arts Therapy. I have very specific therapy techniques and I would recommend an introductory consultation to ensure we are the best fit for each other. Consultations can be over the phone, FaceTime, Skype or in my studio. You should feel a warmth, a welcoming attitude and an earnest desire to see things from your perspective. You should get a sense that the therapeutic relationship will assist you in achieving your goals.

Once you've committed to a first session you can expect to be greeted by me in my studio space which is on my private property. It will be a casual meeting because it's important to feel like you're easing your way into a counselling. There are big things happening for you in your life so I will make sure you are comfortable, have the opportunity to get acquainted with my space and have the opportunity to ask further questions. We will start from what I already know including reviewing the basic questions from my intake form and my practice guidelines. Then we will move into what's happening for you in your life that has brought you to counselling and in seeking the assistance of a therapist. I will ask you to elaborate on topics we discussed during our initial 20 consultation and move into discussing a plan moving forward. 

It is quite common to feel some discomfort or recognize that you feel uncomfortable. This is because facing problems isn't easy and it's taken a great deal of fortitude and determination to address those problems. My hope is that you will eventually feel a sense of pride knowing you've taken the first step in accepting help and take comfort knowing that I will be there to guide you along your journey into self discovery and healing.

Remember that therapy is a process that will unfold over time and that it is difficult to speed up the discovery process of complex issues and emotions. However, with persistence and patience with the process, you will see growth and results but they will happen more like seeds growing in a garden rather than like a home improvement project completed in an afternoon.

At any time we can revisit your any concerns and reevaluate the appropriate amount of sessions moving forward. Counselling with me is always client lead and you are always in charge of the process. If your child is a client and you would like to discuss your child's progress in counselling, I require a separate session to be booked. This will allow for feedback from you and to also revisit longterm goals and or concerns you may have. It will be considered either a half of an hour consultation or a full (individual) session and charged accordingly.

Cancellation Policy: Please let me know 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make a scheduled session. Missed appointments and appointments cancelled in less than 24 hours will be fully charged.

***All art materials will be provided and no art experience is necessary for any art therapy, play or expressive art therapy services

I acknowledge that I live, work, play and continue to learn on the ancestral unceded Indigenous territories of the Stó:lō and Ts'elxwéyeqw First Nations.

 

It is an immeasurable privilege to inhabit these beautiful lands and I invite members of Indigenous communities to inquire about free counselling which I offer to a limited number of individuals. 

Blue Swan Counselling Play & Art Therapy

 Glendale Drive, Chilliwack, BC. V2R 3A5

Appointments: (778)957-3624

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