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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 colors 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 counseling for real change, healing, and practical solutions.  Your experience of counseling will be a balance between finding new insights and taking practical steps toward a better life.

Meet Letty Mills

I have been practicing as a counselor for over 20 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.

At the core of my approach to counseling 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 counseling, 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 counseling to your particular needs and goals, and together we will find ways to bring healing and transformation to your life.

I enjoy working with a wide range of people, both adolescents, and adults.  I offer to counsel individuals, 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 behavioural 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 behaviours, 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 22 years ago. After working with patients in a rehabilitation setting for several years, I discovered my love for counseling. Eleven years ago I began my counseling training and I now hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. 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 Xavier Williams

I take an existential-phenomenological view when working with clients—which means that I seek to be open to whatever issues you bring to our sessions, without judgment or applying my interpretation.

Together we enter into a conversation that examines your experiences, emotions, and thoughts, from which you can make decisions that enable you to respond and react to life and its challenges. Issues are treated according to your experiences of them using a variety of techniques. How we go about things is always personalized and always within your control. Consider me a guide, rather than a guru.current problems.

I have worked with clients on the following issues, and have a particular interest in men’s experiences with these:

  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes (adolescence, career, divorce, parenting)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Relationships and couples
  • Identity (gender, sexual orientation, personal)

I strive to be a kind, compassionate, and thoughtful listener; am curious about and interested in people; and possess a genuine desire to help others. Bilingual in French and English, I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Adler University and am in the process of completing a graduate diploma in existential counseling from Austrian-based GLE International—Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. Though I currently live in Canada, I have previously worked and studied in South Africa (Cape Town) and the United Kingdom (London). Before deciding to become a counselor, I worked in corporate environments in the legal and human rights fields.

Meet Gabriela Gutierrez

I was a practicing counselor 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 counseling 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.

Call or Email for a Free 30 minute Consultation

604-876-7600 OR info@tapestrycentre.ca