Catherine Franz, MPH, RTCc

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  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor - Candidate
  • 2645 Lynburn Crescent, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9S 3T7
  • Phone: 2507149014
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  • Session Fees: $90 for 50 minute session. Please see website for other options.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam

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My passions lie in the intersections of hope, curiosity and courage.  Hope is the seed that when tended can blossom into a life transformed.  Curiosity is the spark that shines a light on the path, and courage is the strength to take the journey.
There are many reasons individuals seek counselling.  Clients seek counselling when they are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or when they can't stop the negative self-talk about their self-worth and abilities.  Individuals seek counselling when they are feeling stuck, worried, upset, frustrated, uncertain about their purpose, or experiencing a significant life event.

Counselling can help in times of challenge or crisis by offering a safe space to be heard, connect and grow.  I practice from a place of compassion, non-judgement, curiosity and respect, and believe that each client is the expert in their own lives.

In a session, we will bring mindful attention and gentle exploration to the your concerns and uncover the internal resources and solutions that exist within each person (yes, even if it does not feel like it, those resources and solutions are within each of us).
Together we will examine limiting beliefs and suspicions of self that drive unwanted patterns and bring compassion to those tender places in order to return to the truth about self and others.

 I draw on several different theories including:
  • Transpersonal counselling
  • Family systems theory
  • Gestalt
  • Narrative
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic-mind-body
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Emotion and Solution Focused Therapy

Areas of practice
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Self harm
  • Addiction
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family and life transitions
  • Personal development 

    I am passionate about working with clients and it would be my honour to work along side you.
I work with adults one-on-one and am currently offering sessions online.  Please feel free to contact me here or visit me at for more information and a contact form.   

Catherine Franz Reaches

Nanaimo BC