Joan Spence

Counselling & Coaching Services Inc

  • Virtual/Video Sessions (OnCall Health) 
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • DBR (Deep Brain Reorientating)
  • Gottman Trained
  • ​Individual Counselling
  • Individual Coach
  • Couples Coach
  • Parent Coach
  • WorkBC - Counselling

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in Life Transitions.

Individuals, couples and families can feel anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed and in some cases 'stuck' when changes occur. Counselling and/or coaching can support the process to move forward from surviving to thriving.


It’s my sincere desire to foster healthy relationships within family systems, helping clients navigate life’s inevitable chaos, providing opportunities for growth and maintaining open lines of communication, and to raise children in an ever-changing environment. 

Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or 'stuck'?

I will support you with a client-centred approach, focused on your needs, to develop a plan for your well-being.​​​ I use an integrative counselling/coaching approach based in various psychological theoretical perspectives which include: EMDR; Satir; Gottman; Solution Focused Brief Therapy (please checkout my Service and Education page for more information).

Online Video Appointments

I now offer clients convenient online video appointments.  I have completed a Certificate in Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals.  You can access my services from the comfort of your own home or office, via computer with a stable internet connection. The video consultations are powered by OnCall Health, a Canadian company that is committed to complete privacy between healthcare providers and their clients. 

Current Services:

Please submit a form on the Contact page and I will contact you to schedule an appointment.


  • The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#11873 )
  • Canadian Reiki Association (#15-114)​
  • EMDR Canada and EMDR International Association