Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

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  • Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • 1448 Commercial Drive, Suite 202, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5L 3X9
  • Phone: 604-785-4853
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  • Session Fees: Sliding scale fees and student rates available.
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  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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Feel Better and Live Life to the Fullest


I provide gentle and effective therapy to help clients create meaningful change in their lives and relationships, gain insight into problems, learn tools to cope with stress and anxiety, and re-gain energy to move forward in your life.
 
From the moment you sit down with me I want you to feel supported, safe, and welcome. One of my strengths as a counsellor is in creating a compassionate environment for the work of therapy. I will work with you to create an open, trusting, and accountable client-counsellor relationship that can give you comfort in discussing whatever is troubling you and help you start to move toward positive change.
 

Therapeutic Approach 


My approach to therapy is very collaborative. I value your wisdom, self-knowledge, and many personal strengths, and I incorporate these to strengthen our work together. From the first session, I will work closely with you to chart the course of our sessions, presenting possible paths to take, inviting your input and feedback, and moving forward at a pace that works for you.
 
My counselling practice incorporates evidence-based techniques from focusing-oriented therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and attachment theory.
  • Focusing-oriented therapy is a body-centered approach that gives you complete control over the pace and direction of your healing. Focusing-oriented therapy invites you to access your felt sense or overall bodily experience of an issue, as opposed to simply your thoughts or feelings about it. Often, especially with long-standing or particularly sticky issues, we have repeatedly thought about and talked through the problem over and over without reaching a satisfactory solution or conclusion. In such cases a focusing-oriented approach can provide a completely new way of approaching the problem, and in turn allow you to discover fresh perspectives on the problem or even solutions. 
  • Narrative therapy is a collaborative and empowering approach to counselling that centres you, the client, as the expert on your own life. A narrative approach puts forth that we make meaning of our lives and experiences through stories. Narratives shape our understanding of who we are and where we have been. Personal narratives are often influenced by family experience, cultural context, and societal pressures -- influences that don't always reflect our own values. A narrative approach can help you deconstruct stories that no longer serve you, understand how these have affected you, and move towards construct new narratives that empower you to live a life more in line with your own dreams and values. 
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps bring awareness to automatic thought processes (often split-second interpretations about the meaning of what happens around us), and teaches how changing our relationship with our thoughts can help change our feelings and behaviours.
  • A mindfulness-based approach incorporates aspects of meditative practice, breath work, and the cultivation of a mindful way of being, which can increase one's ability to cope while decreasing stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is often used in the treatment of depression and anxiety, but can be useful for a number of issues. 

I'd love to hear from you.



Please contact me today to set up an appointment. Let's work together to help you start feeling better! 

Credentials


I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #13251) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC #10000456) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, I hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.

I also have specialized training in trauma therapy, anxiety treatment, focusing-oriented therapy, narrative therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
 


Anika Cornish Reaches

Burnaby BC