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Meet our Team

The name ‘Tapestry’ is based on the idea that all people are interwoven in the ‘cloth of life’.  As well, each person’s life itself can be seen as a tapestry that is made up of a diversity of threads of varying colours and textures.  At the Tapestry Counselling Centre, we will help you to examine the threads of your life more closely, to see how they are interconnected, to reveal patterns, and to weave new directions in your life.  While it’s important to explore the big picture, we never lose sight of the fact that you are seeking counselling for real change, healing, and practical solutions.  Your experience of counselling will be a balance between finding new insights and taking practical steps toward a better life.

Meet Letty Mills

At the core of my approach to counselling is the belief that every human being is unique and inherently valuable.

I believe that you know best who you are and what you need and that you will naturally grow in positive ways when you are affirmed and supported.

Counselling is like a journey and I am simply a fellow traveler - I will walk beside you for a time, giving you genuine acceptance, respect, and support.  In counselling, you will be invited to explore your situation in a way that reveals your core values and innate strengths, and ultimately what is truly meaningful to you in life.  We will work collaboratively and tailor the process of counselling to your particular needs and goals, and together we will find ways to bring healing and transformation to your life.

I have been practicing as a counsellor for over 25 years.  I hold a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I enjoy working with a wide range of people, both adolescents, and adults.  I offer individual counselling, and I have expertise in the following areas:

  • Recovery from Childhood Abuse
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Current Crises & Trauma
  • Major Life Changes
  • Grief & Loss

Meet Devony Baugh

I value people and I care deeply for those that I work with.

I believe change, growth and healing are possible and that people are naturally wired for such progress.   At the same time, I recognize that the person you are today has been formed by your past experiences and environments. They have profoundly impacted how you see yourself, how you see the world and how you function in your life today.

In counselling, I will listen carefully to everything you have to say. I will be gently curious about your emotional experiences, thinking processes and behavioral patterns. I will look for themes of strength, survival and what has worked for you. I will look for common elements among all of our conversations and highlight them so that insight can be brought to the patterns in your life. While looking at the interplay between your emotions, thinking, and behaviors, we can together shift or remove the barriers that block natural growth so that you are brought ever closer to your goals for change and healing.

My journey of becoming a helping professional began in nursing 25 years ago. After working with patients in a rehabilitation setting for several years, I discovered my love for counselling. Thirteen years ago I began my counselling training and I now hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I work with a wide variety of people in individual and group settings, with adolescents and adults in these areas of practice:

  • Recovery from Childhood Abuse & Trauma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Crises & Traumas
  • Life Transitions
  • Death, Loss & Grief

Meet Colleen Fuller

I love to help people create solutions and changes that they never imagined could be possible.

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, it is my privilege to hear the stories of people from many backgrounds, who have all developed strengths and coping techniques of many kinds. When they get stuck or overwhelmed, I know that they will find their way out eventually, but I help them to get there sooner.

My job is to listen to your story in a way that lets you understand it better, and to offer you tools and encouragement to solve your current problems.

I help those who are experiencing anxiety and depression, or a crisis in their life, or those who have a particularly difficult path through life because of trauma, difficult relationships, loss, or disability. I work with all ages of people, including providing play therapy for children. I also have a special interest in supporting families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Since completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology, I have taken extra training in working with families affected by domestic abuse, in trauma care, and in parenting education.

Meet Gabriela Gutierrez

I was a practicing counsellor in my home country of Mexico before deciding to move to Canada, where I earned a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and became designated as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia.

Currently, I work with individuals, couples, children, and families with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties.

I believe that people do the best they can with the tools they have. Therapy is about building an awareness and understanding of different aspects of oneself so that the individual can learn more effective tools that will allow growth and change for the better.

I am committed to helping others and understand the importance of adapting the clinical approach in counselling to suit individual needs. In order to do this, I use many strategies and techniques that include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based and solution-focused approach, play therapy, and family systems theory.

Meet Brenda Jamer

We internally possess what we need to lead healthy, balanced lives. Nurturing relationships based in mutual trust and respect (and good sleep hygiene) provide the support most of us need to access our inner strengths and resources.

I can help you learn the skills needed to improve your relationships and help you to access and maintain a strong connection with your inner best self.

We will achieve this together through a blend of counselling modalities chosen by you: insight and/or process counselling; cognitive behavioral therapy; breath work and meditation; and grounding through increased body awareness, inspired by my 25-year yoga practice.

My practice focus is life transitions, couples counselling, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and healing from trauma.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and have over twenty-five years experience working in public health, education and private practice settings. I have earned a Master’s of Science degree in Education majoring in Counselling from Indiana University in 1991, and a Yoga Teacher Training certificate from Open Door Yoga in 2015.

Meet Katarina Larsson

When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

I am a registered clinical counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and have been since 2006 when I obtained a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. Prior to this, I worked with people as a registered dietitian for ten years in hospital settings, community-based programs, and private practice.

My training includes Advanced Studies with the Dr. Gordon Neufeld Institute to become a certified facilitator of the Power to Parent video-course series. This is a developmentally-based approach to restoring the child-parent relationship. Attachment is increasingly recognized in neuroscience as the basis of growth and health. Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s parenting approach has been life-changing in my own parenting.

I have specialized training in working with adults to resolve trauma, including EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training, Lifespan Integration Therapy Training (Level 1, 2 & 3) and Observed and Experiential Integration Training (OEI Level 1). These approaches use the client-therapist relationship to help the brain and body to get “unstuck”, complete natural healing processes and adapt. I have also completed one year of Somatic Experiencing training.

In addition, I have training in supporting individuals struggling with an abusive relationship: When Love Hurts Training. This is a strength-based approach to supporting a person in finding solutions and resources.

Call or Email for a Free 30 minute Consultation

604-876-7600 OR info@tapestrycentre.ca