When I was contemplating my own sexuality and whether to "come out," I found Janice to be compassionate and trustworthy. She made me feel comfortable and accepted. I would recommend Janice's services to those in the LGBTQ community.
When seeking out a counsellor, it was important for me to find someone who wouldn't just tell me what I wanted to hear , but would tell me what I NEEDED to hear to make Real changes in my life.
I have seen Janice one-on-one and for couples counselling and it has made a huge difference. She is very insightful and has the ability to cut straight to the core of the issues.
Taking personal responsibility and being armed with "the truth" about ourselves and how we interact with others is the only way to personal wholeness and happiness in our relationships.
I highly recommend Janice to everyone!
Bobbi Moger, Kelowna
Janice was helpful to me while my dad was dying. Her compassion and ability to sit with me in my grief made a big difference. In addition to seeing me at her office, she was available for me by phone, Skype, and even visited me and my dad at Hospice. I recommend her as a counsellor to anyone who is grieving. She is a comforting presence.
“Life is full of challenges and thankfully we don’t have to struggle through them alone. Janice is a skilled and caring therapist that has brought wisdom, compassion, insight and guidance into my life. She has helped me move through some of my greatest challenges and come out glowing and better as a person for it. If you are in need of support in any way, pick up the phone. With great kindness and compassion, she will help you see the solution from whatever dark place you are in. Janice was born for this role.”
-Trish E, Edmonton
I have known Jan for years and have benefited from her insights. Her compassion and humor, as well as wisdom from her own life and training, make her a great counsellor. I would say she was born to do this.
Fees for counselling or coaching:
My current fee ranges from $115 CDN per hour.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, all sessions are currently done utilizing the secure Zoom video platform.
Talking with a stranger about personal issues takes courage. It requires a willingness to make yourself vulnerable, without having a guaranteed outcome.
Be warned: This journey is not for the faint of heart. Removing the glasses of your daily perception and seeing your life from a different perspective can be uncomfortable at first. Like wearing a new prescription, it can feel worse before it gets better. If you are ready to see more clearly, continue on.
While I see clients for a variety of reasons, my main focus is on those struggling with loss and life transitions, whether individually or as a couple. Regardless of the circumstance of your transition, having an experienced, compassionate guide can make all the difference.
Whether loss is anticipated or happens without warning, walking through grief is more bearable with a compassionate friend. Specific types of bereavement may go many years without receiving proper attention. These losses need to be grieved in order that they do not inadvertently wreak havoc in other parts of our life.
Even the most loving of romantic partnerships can benefit from outside help, from time to time. I provide an atmosphere where it is safe for all parties to express their concerns and desires in the hope that their home will become a peaceful haven. Dating, cohabiting, married; gay, straight, or other: Gaining a fresh perspective can make a huge difference. No topic is off limits when there is an earnest desire for health and growth. Respectful communication and attachment theory are central in my couple therapy, which is influenced by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson.