Karen Cook, M.A. RCC

Karen Cook View Specialties

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • #216 - 3195 Granville St. South (Hycroft Bldg), Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3K2
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Langley, V2Y 1J7
      197 St. @ 68th Ave.
      Langley, V2Y 1J7
  • Phone: 604-339-3191
  • Session Fees: $115 per hour. Call today for your free 20 minute consultation.
  • www.karencookcounselling.com

Providing a place for women to honestly talk, examine their lives and find tools and the ability to overcome and thrive.

 Welcome to new possibilities in life.  Are you ready for a fresh change?

What if you could live free from an eating disorder, anxiety, or worthlessness?  Are you ready to manage your stress better or treat yourself more kindly?  What if you could truly learn to love your body? Would you like to truly live rather than struggle to survive?

With personal growth as an important ingredient in happiness, you are on the right track in seeking counselling.  Life can become difficult for any one of us and you can get stuck.  Figuring out the way to manage or repair the problem can be challenging.  Seeking the help of a professional counsellor is a good decision as it is often the best approach to recovery.  It can give you a place to talk to someone who not only understands, but can also offer you guidance and strategies to work through the process, and support you along the way.
When I think of the hundreds of women I have assisted in making changes and in healing, they have been creative, intelligent, beautiful, capable women who usually did not know these things about themselves because their pain story kept them from seeing this.  You might think this could not be you because you believe no one would describe you in this way, but pain has a way of blinding us to the truth of our good points.  And you do have good points, many many more than you believe right now.  Therapy is a means to help you discover what they are.  It can help you find your strengths, your unique attributes, and what is incredible about the way you have been made.  
What to expect in counselling
It can feel intimidating to seek the help of a counsellor, but when you show up you will find a relaxed atmosphere, a place to freely talk, and new possibilities for your life.  If you are tired of the struggle and want to get on with living and achieving your dreams instead, you are in a good place to begin making changes.  Begin today.  Come in for a session.  
I will partner with you in the counselling relationship, and work to establish a safe place for you to talk where you can tell your story.  This will help me know what you want to work on.  I can then assist you to better understand what is going on, which can reduce distress, and you can begin to take some steps towards recovery.  As we continue, we will look deeper into the problem to see how it affects your thoughts, emotions and behaviours and work to bring about a positive change. 
Through our work together, you should be able to sort out what is happening in your life, discover how it relates to your past experience and present circumstances, and as you learn and use new skills, you should be able to better manage or resolve these issues and know healing.  Change is hard in the beginning.  With a qualified therapist working along side, you can find the support and skills it takes to change as you transform challenging places in your life and develop into the person you are meant to be.
I have helped many people achieve this for over 20 years of counselling in a private practice setting.  Today can be a new beginning for you.  
Practice areas include:

  • Recovering from Eating Issues & Negative Body Image
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Parenting
  • Growing Self-Esteem & Worth
  • Understanding & living with High Sensitivity 
  • Therapeutic Life Coaching - to build new things into your life.
  • Managing Life Changes
  • Developing Personal Boundaries
  • Spiritual Growth 

One of the greatest privileges I've found in being a therapist is that when women tell me their story, I get to see who they really are, and I marvel every time at how they are uniquely made, and I begin to wonder what could happen if they let other's see this, and even more, what will happen when they see it?  
Counselling can be an empowering journey of discovery and freedom that will help you create the life and circumstances that bring meaning, joy, and value to your life.
It has been a privilege to share this information with you.  Call for your free 20 minute consultation.  I look forward to hearing from you.   



Karen Cook Reaches

Langley BC
Surrey BC