heather thrasher

full circle counselling

Healing is a journey together
Currently I offer queer-affirmative individual, family, and couple counselling from the comfort of my office in the qathet region & Powell River, BC.   I am licensed to provide counselling services to individuals in other parts of British Columbia, and Canada, using my online platform with NousTalk.  I find this a fantastic and convenient way to meet clients where they are at.  Get in touch with me if you are outside BC and would like counselling supports via tele-mental health and I would be happy to accommodate your needs. 

Individual Counselling

Family Counselling

Couples counselling

A little bit About me & my approach

I work primarily from a humanistic approach. I believe that we all have experiences that have shaped our understanding of who we are and where we are today; these experiences form our understanding of our reality, relationships, and interactions with others. 

I see my role as walking along beside you through this journey.  Supporting and gently challenging this understanding and narrative of your life to help you gain a further insight and understanding of yourself.  I believe you are equipped with the best understanding of yourself and your needs and my role is to help show you the paths available to you to take. 

I identify as a cis-gender woman with Métis and settler ancestry.  I work affirmatively with neurodiverse folks and am invested in adjusting my counselling process to meet the unique needs of folks on the spectrum and with ADHD. 

My background includes years of working with youth, children, and families and supporting survivors of abuse and trauma in ways that create safety through validation and removing shame.  I have additional experience working with addiction including treatment support and harm-reduction.  I also love working with youth and teens as they begin to assert themselves and establish their identity, learning coping strategies, navigating relationships, and strengthen communication.

The evidence-based modalities I regularly integrate into my practice are: 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Emotional-Focused Therapy (EFT) 

Narrative therapy

Trauma-informed therapies