Catherine Cooke, M.A., CCC

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  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 5A9
  • Phone: 604-786-2957
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  • Session Fees: $120.00 + GST.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam



Hello!  My name is Catherine Cooke and I returned to school to school later in life when my kids were in elementary school to obtain a Master of Arts in Counselling at Gonzaga University.   It was an amazing experience!     The program at GU is rated as one of the top 4 in the western United States.   I am a registered, licensed counsellor with Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Assoc. &  I am a Certified Educator for Positive Discipline (parenting/family-children/teens)  & Gottman 7 Princples Program (couples/marriage/family counselling).  My professional experience includes working in the social/mental health & addictions field.  I have worked as an  MCFD, Child Protection worker in East Vancouver and in northern BC at remote Indigenous communities in and around Ft. St. James.  As well, I have worked for non profit agencies with families, children, teens, parents in both Maple Ridge and the East Kootenay region of BC.   I was responsible for researching, facilitating a number of evening groups:  FASD/CDBC Parent Support Group,  Kids Support Group and an ADHD Parent Training and Kids Group.  
 
To become your "best you", I  provides a safe &  respectful environment to support and guide  you towards  growth & wellbeing.  For many  issues, counselling need not be long term.   In quoting one of my favourite and respected professors Candace Curry, "you will be in the drivers seat and I ride shot gun" providing guidance, compassion, effective active listening & evidence based strategies to promote movement & informed choices.  And, when appropriate, some respectful humour!  With my  positive energy,  healthy sense of humour and focus on your wellness, you will be encouraged to attain your goals and feel less distress and more engagement with life and family.  
 
I regularly attend professional development courses  to stay informed and relevant with latest evidence based research methodologies in those disciplines I counsel.  I have expertise in child/teen development, parenting, FASD/CDBC, addictions, trauma, grief/loss & couples/marital issues, affairs.   It is a privilege to work with you and your family.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out  via email at Bestyou@shaw.ca for more information.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have.   
 
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation for new referrals.   Look forward to talking with you!  
 
I currently offer Zoom, telephone sessions as well as in-person face-to-face on Saturdays.
 


Catherine Cooke Reaches

Nanaimo BC