Barb is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) and Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) and is an active member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists ( ACCT).She is also a Cirtified Registered Counselling Supervisor
She also holds certification in the Satir Transformational Systemic Family Therapy Training Program
An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy ( Vancouver Couple and Family Institute) and The Couples Institute of San Fransisco ( Bader Pearson Model ) and is also a Licensed Facilitator and Cirtified FRIENDS ( child /youth anti anxiety) Parent Trainer. She also holds an Early Childhood Education Diploma NNEB (U.K.).
Barb has had over twenty years of experience working with individuals and groups at both the private and corporate level.She is also a professional Facilitator having had contracts with the Fraser Health Board and various School Districts. She has led many women's empowerment programs, addiction recovery groups, and Transformational Leadership classes. Working with Couples in Private Practice using the EFT model is also an area that Barb really enjoys.
Actively involved in Child and Youth Mental Health she currently holds a position with a non profit organization supporting families in areas of navigation, advocacy and education.
Using a blend of compassion, spontaneity, patience and humor she attempts, through an integrated approach, to find something meaningful for every client.
From a collaborative and strengths based perspective, she meets clients , in a non-judgmental atmosphere, offering safety, professionalism, and confidentiality.The benefit for her clients is a focus on real solutions for their problems. Being a mature adult Barb has had many life experiences herself to draw on. Her realistic approach coupled with a very intuitive nature give her an edge that can not be taught by any school or course.Barb really believes that who you are as a person first is probably the most important factor in being an effective therapist and counsellor.
Barb has raised four children in a blended family. She lives in Ladner with her husband and youngest daughter. Her office is located in Central Ladner, Delta, with lots of free parking. Evening and Weekend appointments are available.
If you are reading this you may be thinking about counselling for your self, or maybe you are looking to help a loved one get some help. This process of looking for the right person to help you can be quite difficult. You probably have many questions, how much, how long, what happens, will it be scary even ! Please call Barb with these questions and she will try to put you at ease. She is friendly and very approachable and looks forward to hearing from you.
Please call Barb @ 604 868 0135 with any questions or concerns you may have about counselling.
Barbara Ohori ReachesLadner BCTsawwassen BC