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JOURNEY COUNSELLING

Teri Varcoe, MSW RSW

Victoria, BC

I provide a down-to-earth, non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to tell your story, express your concerns and feelings, and learn to identify and engage your strengths. My approach varies depending on your unique needs and circumstances. I work within a framework that is trauma-informed, holistic, practical, strengths-based, and takes into account the complex world in which we live.  Come away with practical strategies, solutions and a new perspective.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, counselling is available by telephone and on-line. 

 

ABOUT ME

Teri Varcoe, MSW RSW

I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree with eighteen years of counselling experience. I provide counselling in an accessible home office in Victoria, British Columbia.

There are many and often profound challenges and transitions we experience throughout life. We need not face them alone, overwhelmed by shame and stigma. Realize the strengths, potential and resilience you have.

I enjoy working with adults and couples of all ages who may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem and related boundary issues, stress management, grief and loss and other life transitions (change of job, moving), relationship issues, mental health issues, disABILITY including acquired brain injury, chronic health issues and terminal illness including, not limited, to dementia. I have a special interest and vast knowledge and experience working with family caregivers and professional caregivers alike. 


Besides my work as a counsellor, I am a mom of young children, a spouse, daughter, friend, sister and granddaughter. 

 

COUNSELLING

What is Possible?

  • Identify and apply your strengths, discover options and resources to address what you are struggling with

  • Develop greater self-awareness, resiliency, and capacity to move beyond ‘just coping’

  • Improve your relationship with yourself and in turn, with others

  • Gain insight and develop a new perspective about the issues you are facing

  • Learn to identify and reframe ‘unhelpful'/distorted thought patterns and notice the impact this has on your mood and behaviours  

  • Learn about and apply evidence based strategies - practical tools -to increase your knowledge, skills, and confidence as you face life and its challenges in the best way possible.

 

AREAS OF INTEREST & SPECIALIZATION

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief & Loss

  • Relationships 

  • Self-esteem

  • DisABILITY and Chronic Illness

  • Family Caregiving & Burnout Prevention

  • Dementia Care

  • Professional Caregiving & Burnout Prevention

BC Association of Social Workers – Member Number: 1001977

BC College of Social Workers - Registration Number: 11135

Individual 1 hour session - $ 100.00

Couples/Siblings 1 hour session - $ 140.00

Please Note:

24 hour cancellation notice is required or you will be billed for the missed session.

For those with extended health benefits:  contact your provider to determine if counselling services with a Registered Social Worker are covered by your plan. I do not bill insurance companies directly and will provide you with a receipt so you can request, if applicable, reimbursement from your insurance provider.

 

SCHEDULE A SESSION

Contact me today to schedule a session.
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Victoria, BC

2506863473

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