Kelowna, BC

Kelowna, BC

Coaching or counselling: what's the difference?

As a coach, I will work with you to clarify current and future goals and determine your

best ways to reach them. This may include examining what has and has not worked for

you in the past, what your timeframe is, how to break your goals down into bite-sized

pieces, and how I can best support you in successfully following (or fine-tuning) your

action plan. Some clients prefer a discipline-oriented approach with close

accountability; others work best with minimal supervision and a great deal of

encouragement. If you are looking for a coach, you are not attempting to heal

emotional wounds, but to build on an already relatively healthy platform.

As a counsellor, I will walk with you on your journey to greater wholeness and emotional well being, acting as a guide and fellow sojourner by taking a close look at past events in your life and the impact that they are having on your life currently. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, communication problems, and trauma may be addressed in counselling, in addition to other themes.

Whether I am acting in the capacity of life coach or counsellor, my platform is undergirded by competence, compassion, deep listening, empathy, and a firm belief in your ability to be fully functional. My desire is for you to grow in self-awareness, self-trust, and inner-directedness.


I consider the transitions we face, and our ability

to move through them successfully, to be of paramount importance.

In addition to being a trained counsellor (RPC-C), I have a background

in theology and metaphysics. I have experienced many challenges and transitions

of my own, including the life-threatening illness of a child; changes in deeply

held spiritual beliefs (religious deconversion); and issues related to aging,

divorce, sexuality, self-esteem, and more.

Understanding grief and transition allows us to practice the mindfulness essential to

enjoying life on a moment-by-moment basis. This includes becoming mindful of the attachments that we hold - and ensuring that they never hold us.

While my counselling style tends to be person-centered and existential, I am comfortable integrating various philosophies and techniques to best serve my clients. Listening deeply to your unique view and desired outcome is the cornerstone of my practice.

I am committed to self-growth and professional growth, and will take every opportunity to increase my knowledge base in order to serve you better.

There is in the worst of fortune the best of chance for a happy change
- Euripides


Whether you are in the midst of crisis and desperately seeking a firm place to stand, or you are finally ready to make your move and simply need help plotting your next steps, you are in a powerful place: The threshold of change!

In order to achieve success, your greatest asset is the courage to be vulnerable, willing to explore your weaknesses and build on your strengths. If you are ready to undertake an expedition inside yourself, bravely peering into both your past and your potential future, a healthy new world awaits you!

Contact me, Janice Selbie, RPC-C

Panorama Counselling Services                   

 ...for a different point of view.   

Haleakala, Hawaii

The beginning is always today. - Mary Wallstonecraft

Panorama Counselling Services