Registered Clinical Counselling 

  • Individual Counselling (Adult)
  • ​EMDR Therapy
  • Parent Coaching/Education
  • ​Life Transition Coaching
  • Clinical Consultation

Student Education Coaching

  • Student Learning - Alternative Strategies for Learning (e.g. Dyslexia/Learning Disorders/Gifted LD)
  • Student Self-esteem and Identity - Exploring possibilities
  • Student Transitions - K-12 and Post Secondary


  • YMCA (2017-2019)
  • Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group Executive Member - Outreach Committee (2016-2019)
  • Aunt Leah's Place (2011-2016) Various roles including Board Member, Child/Youth Advocate, Literacy Consultant
  • Frontier College (2011-2014)  Literacy program


  • The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#11873), 
  • EMDR Canada and EMDR International Association

Virtual/Video Appointments​

You can access my services from the comfort of your own home or office or even on the go, via most computer or mobile devices 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. 

Distance Therapy is the use of technology to meet therapeutic needs of clients in a location different from the mental health professional. Telehealth research reports video sessions can save you time and reduce barriers to attending sessions. Busy professionals can access counselling during non-working hours with more ease. 

Certificate Completed in Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (Pesi; 2020)

In-Person Appointment Protocol (not available at this time)

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Please do not book or attend an In-Person session if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • New muscle aches or headache
  • Sore throat
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • Are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19

Not Available at this time

My practice has taken the steps to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus within the office.  
Office Safety Precautions currently in Effect:

  • Office seating has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing
  • Physical contact is not permitted and physical distance of 2 metres is to be maintained
  • Hand sanitizer is available to clean your hands when entering and leaving the office
  • Appointments will be scheduled at specific intervals to minimize the number of clients on site
  • Clients are to wait in their car or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment time.
  • Commonly touched surfaces are thoroughly sanitized after each session
  • Payment information is to be provided when booking an In-person session with me using OnCall Health (Visa) or by E-transfer 
  • Informed Consent will be emailed prior to the first In-Person session.

Joan Spence

Counselling & Coaching Services Inc