Depression Counselling in Victoria, BC.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Victoria, British Columbia.


Derek Martin, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 250-882-0322

At one level depression always suggests one thing, that the energy that was once available has departed. Our work is to find out where it went, and this is, of course, never easy. Depression is such a debilitating form of suffering because we live in a culture focused on doing, and we get bombarded with advice on how to eat, live, and act. But the best way to approach depression during counselling is not from without but from within. Learning more about where the energy has gone can teach us where we, too, need to go. It can lead us to find that place that still burns bright somewhere within, perhaps calling us to a new venture, or to an old one still yearning to be completed

Frances Bryant-Scott, MSW, RSW, BCATR
Depression Counsellor

Frances Bryant-Scott, MSW, RSW, BCATR

Registered Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

64 Government Street, Lower Suite, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K3 | 250-595-0405

Finding your way out of depression can be a difficult journey, especially since at its deepest you may have found yourself feeling unable to take any steps to seek help. If you are here, you have taken the courageous step of thinking about change! Both Counselling and Art Therapy can be effective in exploring the triggers of your depression, healing past emotional wounds, and cultivating mindfulness and new ways of thinking in the present. Art Therapy specifically can be a soothing and enjoyable way to move out of a depressed state. Playfully engaging with art materials (anything from crayons to paint, to cardboard or clay) is a sensory and mindful process towards emotional healing.

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Depression Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#7 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , British Columbia V8T 2Y6 | 888-316-0819

Depression is a natural response to adverse life circumstances. It can also be the result of a biological predisposition. Sometimes medication is necessary to effectively treat depression. Talk therapy is always recommeded whether as an adjunct to medication or in its own right. Often unexpressed (and even unknown) feelings of anger underly depression. Getting in touch with and expressing these feelings of anger can sometimes help to lift a person out of depression. A trained professional can facilitate this process.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

Depression can be very painful and debilitating, yet is a common part of human condition. My approach is holistic in that it includes working with your cognitive, emotional ad spiritual self, helping you develop practical mindfulness skills to navigate your mood and depressive thoughts, help you become resilient and hopeful again, so that you can fully bring the gift that you are to the world.

Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Depression Counsellor

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1L6 | 250-686-9601

Depression can be a signal from your inner being that you are going in the wrong direction. When viewed as a symptom rather than a problem to "fix", depression can be a guide to real personal growth. Your feelings of isolation, lethargy or sadness are explored as signposts that point the way to reveal what has gone awry. The principles of mindfulness and acceptance (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) create a pathway to the experience of a deeper contentment. This process works well in tandem with medical interventions which can help get one's "head above water" enough to have the strength to do the needed psychological work.

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT
Depression Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4R7 | 250-888-0979

Depression has a tendency of drawing the enjoyment out of life. But, it doesn't have to be debilitating. Discover the means to take your life back from the effects of depression. Learn the fundamental mechanisms for depression, and how to start to recognize how to change habitual negative patterns of behaviours and thinking. Imagine having the skills and strategies to make a lasting change to prevent feeling blue again.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1080 Meares, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3J6 | 250-589-4172

Depression hurts. It hurts to feel stuck, to feel alone, and to feel out of step with other people. And it hurts not to know how to pull ourselves out of it. When depressed, we often believe that something is deeply wrong with us at a personal level. In counselling, we explore the legitimate reasons why you might be depressed – what in your situation sets you up to feel bad? And we consider what you can do differently to support yourself. It can be challenging to face your difficulties, including both those things you can and cannot change. In counselling, I help you clarify your experience, support you, and help you find confidence and motivation to live life differently.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Depression Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1 | 250.884.9041

Dr. Sloat's therapeutic approach* to treating depression stems from her belief that depression is best treated while a person is feeling well. Although she acknowledges that depression should also be treated while acute, she also recognizes that depression tends to be episodic for long term sufferers, and the best way to long term success is to create tools and strategies while well that inoculate against further episodes. In short, Dr. Sloat describes her approach as "Depression Management". *Approach includes CBT, i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Depression Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-388-6684

Depression can actually feed on itself, creating an on-going cycle of paralysis and drain. Through therapy with me, you will learn tools to understand, recognize and manage your depression. Often people have been depressed for so long that they give up ever recovering. We will look at your belief systems and thoughts that keep you stuck, and develop new beliefs and thoughts that can break the cycle.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Depression Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3W8 | 250-590-4249

Nothing can zap joy from life as quickly and devastatingly as depression can. I will help you move through the fog of depression to understand how our perceptions affect our mood and reality and how to shift to a place where we have more control over our reactions, our beliefs and feelings, and ultimately our behaviours. Understanding why we find ourselves in the place we do is important but it is not useful if we don't also develop the skills to move out of harmful and damaging places.

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC
Depression Counsellor

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Unit 550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4 | 250-418-8500

My approach is to work with you to assess the whole psychosical situation that has caused your depression to emerge. When you have the time and space to process your thoughts and feeelings, I will gather crucial information needed to diagnose the form of depression you are suffering. Then we can collaboratively develop a treatment plan, which includes the relationship space between us for out tune in with your inner thoughts and feelings to clearly identify what went wrong, what can be learned, and what you need to do to get better. I bring in therapies such as CBT, ACT, and Psychodynamic Insight Therapy as needed to speed your recovery in collaboration with you.

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych
Depression Counsellor

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych

Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

#802, 1020 View Street, Victoria, BC, VICTORIA, British Columbia V8V 4Y4 | 778 679-5199

Clients suffering from depression and/or anxiety can learn to be with their own authentic feelings and to express and share their real emotions, thus transforming destructive depressive patterns to creatively living better with their losses, and wounds. Often unconscious defence mechanisms can rule a person's behaviors inspite of best intentions. Through the therapeutic relationship one can become more aware of inner conflicts and to deal better with both inner and outer conlficts.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Depression Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4350 Woodcrest Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 2C2 | 250-857-8217

My approach to dealing with depression is to face it on two levels. First, there are the cognitive behavioural treatment options to address the basic skills needed just to get through each day. We will build a strategy together and I will help to keep you on track. Then the real therapy begins. Together, in a safe manner and at an acceptable pace, we will unveil some of your defences and rediscover your trapped potential - the part of you that gives life real meaning and purpose. I truly believe your life means something and that you have purpose.



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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists in Victoria who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counselling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Victoria will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.