Clinical Counselling Trauma-informed care

Our team of Registered Clinical Counsellors provides highly skilled therapeutic care to anyone whose life has been impacted by trauma or adversity. We offer counselling services for individuals, couples and families with sliding scale or subsidized fee options.  ​

Clinical Counselling                        

We are here to help. We are all products of our past experiences, good and bad. The culmination of these past experiences play a significant role in our mental wellness.  Our team of Clinical Counsellors specialize in supporting individuals living with the impact of trauma. We recognize that this impact can take many forms, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic, anger issues, sleep disturbance, self-esteem issues and relationship issues. We provide a calm and comfortable space, and will meet you where you are at in your healing journey.  


If you have any questions or need more information, please send an e-mail to our team lead, Shima Derakhshanfar, at shima@bcborstal.caCongratulations on taking this courageous step!

Referral Process

Simply call or email us. We are a low barrier program, meaning we make the process as simple as possible. Please e-mail us today to set up a free initial consultation.


Phone: 604-879-3224


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We offer subsidized counselling services in partnership with:​


Under the umbrella of the Province of British Columbia, the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery which includes counselling services through approved providers. 


The First Nations Health Authority is part of a unique health governance structure that includes political representation and advocacy through the First Nations Health Council, and technical support and capacity development through the First Nations Health Directors Association. Our team of Registered Clinical Counsellors receives  San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.

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The district serves the cities of Surrey and White Rock and the rural area of Barnston Island. The Surrey Wraparound Program (WRAP) is a partnership between the Surrey School District, RCMP and the City of Surrey. The program’s objective is to positively attach youth to school, their community and the home by building a trusting and positive relationship.


If you've been in a crash, you may need medical care. ICBC helps individuals who have been involved in a vehicle accident to access the services they need to recover including registered clinical counselling services.


The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.


The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia is British Columbia’s “integrated anti-gang police agency”. The CFSEU-BC is the largest integrated police program in Canada, made up of members from every police department in B.C., including the RCMP, and are the third largest police ‘force’ in the province with over 400 officers.


The Residential Historical Abuse Program provides access to professional counselling for adults who were sexually abused as children while living in a provincially-funded residence such as foster homes, group homes or provincial treatment facilities.

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