Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

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  • Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor
  • 1940 Lonsdale Avenue, Suit 210, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 2K2
  • Phone: 604.219.2690
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  • Session Fees: Fees: $150.00 for 1.0 hours and $210.00 for 1.5 hours including gst. Sliding scale is available for limited number of clients
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

                     Hello - WELCOME to
                    Frances Brown  Counselling!   
I provide effective, compassionate counselling for couples & individuals ready to resolve what troubles you.
Please note:      Due to  Covid-19, I currently offer virtual counselling using a secure online
                               video platform.  My clients find it very effective and usually more convenient.
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          Couples and Marriage Counselling

Every day I help couples caught in painful arguments triggered by issues that can range from a look or a  tone of voice to the discovery of a betrayal that feels truly devastating. 
Without doubt, partners try desperately to resolve their issues over and over.  But when the same dynamic continues to happen, where small issues can escalate into what may feel like World War 3, and partners are left feeling deeply shaken and alone, professional counselling can be the right step.
 I can help you repair lost connection and discover new patterns of communication that bring relief and hope to your lives. 
With over 30 years in the counselling field and a wealth of training and experience in relationship counselling with people of diverse backgrounds,  I know that providing safety, compassion and guidance can be transformative for couples in distress.
Over the  past 10 years, have specialized in one of the most highly researched and  successful approaches to relationship counselling available today, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals (EFT). 
EFT provides an attachment-based roadmap to relationship change that works.  The first stage is tracking and de-escalating the repeating cycle that causes you both so much distress and anxiety. 
As you and your partner learn to calm the negative cycle that you get caught in, new communication patterns that reassure and strengthen your connection will grow.
In the second stage you and your partner will be able to deepen your exploration of what lies beneath the choppy waters of  your repeating arguments.  Authentic needs emerge in a form that soften and engage each other, paving the way for secure connection to build and intimacy to spark again.
In the last stage of your therapy, you will be supported resolve any unaddressed feelings from the past and to develop strategies to keep yourselves close on a long term basis.
One of reasons why I am so enthusiastic about Emotionally Focused Therapy as my preferred approach is because my experience with the couples I work with are backed up by research that shows that 86 to 90% of couples completing this relatively short-term approach report experiencing increased happiness and satisfaction in their relationship with lasting results.  
The average length of therapy is between 12 to 30 weeks. 
Taking the first step to begin counselling can feel daunting, but I encourage you to take the first step.  It will almost certainly bring you many benefits, including
  • new patterns of communication that bring deeper understanding and acceptance
  • a relationship that feels secure 
  • renewed intimacy and joy
  • tools to successfully resolve old, unaddressed issues in your relationship



When you realize that you have tried over and over to resolve what troubles you, but continue to struggle
and don't know what to do next, then counselling therapy can be the right choice.You may be struggling with 
  • disappointment in the your life and relationships
  •  anxiety or depression 
  •  finding the safety to process the pain of loss                                                                   

The benefits of counselling therapy can be enormous!
  • increased optimism
  • greater confidence and self-esteem
  • clarification of values and goals
  • support to take the steps needed to make changes
  • a life of expanded possibilities - a sense of freedom and choice  

Education & Training:
  •  B. MUS - University of B.C.
  •  Diploma in Special Education- U.B.C.
  •  M.ED - University of Hartford, Connecticut                                                    
  • CLEARMIND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE - This is a three year counsellor training program in Transpersonal Psychology.  Studies included  Bowen Family Systems Theory, Rogerian Person-Centered approach, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt and a transpersonal perspective based on "A Course in Miracles" (ACIM) .  A "miracle" is a shift in perspective.                                            
  • NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION - (NVC) This is a feelings and needs based approach originated by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.that emphasizes empathic listening and effective self-expression
  • RE-EVALUATION COUNSELLING - This is  an approach that postulates that we are born with an enormous amount of flexible intelligence,  a naturally affectionate and cooperative nature and a tremendous curiosity and zest for life.  Our inherent nature becomes less and less  available to us as we grow older, but can  be recovered by allowing our natural healing processes to operate as co-counselors learn to listen to each other from the heart.                                                  
  • EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES & INDIVIDUALS - For the past 10 years I have trained and practiced  Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. This is an attachment based process that is the fastest growing approach to couples counselling available today.

I understand and appreciate that it that it can take a lot of courage to begin counselling.  It is deeply important to me to create a safe, non-judgmental and profoundly respectful environment where my clients feel safe to explore what troubles them.
If you are ready to make changes, then I encourage and invite you to contact me.
The rewards truly can be huge - more balance and well-being and greater happiness in your life and relationships!

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