Fay Ferris is a
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
with over 15 years of experience. She
has been married for over three decades, has raised a family, and loves her
work as a counsellor. She welcomes
everyone to her practice regardless of faith, culture, age, gender, sexual
orientation, or race.
Fay focuses on Couples
as well as Individual Counselling.
She also offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for persons
struggling with Depression and Anxiety. She has training and experience in providing
counselling for Trauma, Work and Career
Issues, and Eating Disorders.
issues often interconnect to individual problems and because these are the
most complicated situations, you need someone with training and experience in
both couples counselling and individual counselling. Because Fay has the experience and the
training, she can help you sort out whether your problems are individual,
relationship-based, or both. She can
then develop an effective treatment plan just for you.
Fay is a Certified Gottman (Couples) Therapist with extensive training and professional experience and
she helps couples who are frequently fighting, hardly talking to each
other, experiencing external stress, facing family conflict, not feeling close, considering separation, or experiencing infidelity. Fay can help you step-by-step to stop the fighting, to learn good
communication skills, and to re-build trust in your relationship and to
reconnect. She can help you to revive
the intimacy, the fun, and the closeness in your relationship.
In couples and
family/ counselling you will learn:
- How to
immediately improve your marriage or relationship.
- How to
become closer and more intimate, to feel more connected.
skills for reducing conflicts and fights.
works when repairing your marriage/relationship, (and what doesn’t really
- How to
If there has been
infidelity in your marriage/ relationship then you will learn:
What to do right now and how to cope with the
What are the stages of healing from unfaithfulness
and how long healing takes.
How to survive infidelity and how to improve
The specific skills to heal the relationship and
for preventing future betrayal.
How to know whether it is time to end the
If you are struggling with individual problems, you will be
happy to know that Fay is highly successful
in helping individuals in the context of their relationships. With Fay’s straightforward and personal
guidance, you can once again be happy, and your relationship can be safe,
supportive, and close.
If there is an
individual issue such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Eating Disorders, or Trauma,
then Fay will provide you with:
- Hope –
you do not have to suffer. There
are effective treatments (combined with or without medication) for all
to reduce negative emotions.
strategies that you can use any time or any place.
for believing in yourself and improving self confidence.
- Help a
partner or loved one to understand what you are experiencing and how best
to support you.
Fay has focused her education and her practice on therapeutic approaches that are most
successful according to research so that you can be happy again and save
And because Fay wants you to improve quickly and not relapse, she will develop, in collaboration
with you and depending on your
particular situation, a therapy plan that will support and guide you and your
partner/ family member to a better, healthier relationship and a happier you.
Fay also works to educate
you so that after counselling you can guide your own relationship and well-being. Fay says “my ultimate goal is for you to be
able to learn and use the skills yourselves, so that you will be happier and your
relationship/marriage will be transformed in a positive way and so that I am no
Fay offers short-term or long-term counselling. She has a
full-time private practice and offers afternoon and evening sessions. She sees
adults and teens. She serves the Richmond
and Greater Vancouver area. Her office
is 2 and a half blocks from the Canada Line station Landsdowne. Pay parking is available.
Email or call Fay now to learn more about how therapy can
help you be happier and enhance your relationships. Please leave a message.
Fay has a 1st Class Hons. Degree in Psychology, and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (UBC). Fay is a member in good standing in the British Columbia
Association of Clinical Counsellors ( BCACC), the Canadian Counselling and
Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and the Traumatic Incident Reduction
Association (TIRA). She has completed training in the Gottman Method Couples
Therapy (Level 3) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Satir Family Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnosis, and Trauma Counselling.