Joan Spence

Counselling & Coaching Services Inc

Registered Clinical Counselling 

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

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)