Gravitate Counselling Inc., MA/M.Ed., RCC

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At Gravitate Counselling Inc., our Clinical Director offers free matching calls to help you choose a counsellor that fits you. We know that one of the greatest predictors of a meaningful counselling experience is the fit between you and your counsellor, and we want to simplify your search. Book a free matching call or use the form on our website to get started. From there, we’ll make a recommendation based on your needs, goals, preferences, schedule, and budget.

We are passionate about helping individuals, couples and families move toward the life they want. Whether you are grappling with unresolved experiences from your past, struggling in the present, or are uncertain about your future, we are here to help. Our counsellors are available for phone and video appointments, and we invite you to start with a free consultation so you can find the right fit. We are accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments, and offer online booking at

We provide person-centered counselling, which means that your sessions will focus on whatever you want to talk about. Here are some things we can help with:

  • Personal growth
  • Identity exploration
  • Life transitions
  • Self-compassion
  • Goal setting
  • Relationships
  • Parenting challenges
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma/abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Sex therapy

We are a group practice, which means that you have an opportunity to look through our counsellor profiles and choose the one that's the right fit for you. Visit our website at to see the full profile for each of the counsellors. Here’s a sample of our team:

Kathryn McInroy, M.Ed., Owner & Clinical Director, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Counselling Therapist (CT), Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Kathryn believes that counselling is a collaborative process between the client and their counsellor, and treats the relationship as a partnership. She uses a strengths-based and solution-focused approach to help her clients move toward their goals. Kathryn is currently completing a clinical specialization in ADHD. She helps clients learn and practice techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns, regulate their emotions, and cope more effectively with challenges. Kathryn also assists clients to improve their communication, boundary setting, and conflict resolution skills. She practices from an anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens, and welcomes clients of all races, sexual orientations, and gender identities. She offers phone and video counselling sessions to individuals and couples. Read Kathryn's full bio here.

Shauna Burns-Thomson, M.Sc., Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Shauna provides inclusive, collaborative and trauma-informed counselling supports to adults. The focus areas of her practice are healthy sexual development, stress and related disorders, and trauma. Her goal is to help clients live their best, most fulfilling life possible. She supports individuals, couples, and partners in non-traditional relationships. See Shauna’s full bio here.

Gretal Montgomery, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Gretal helps clients to explore, understand, and resolve issues causing discomfort or concern in their life. Her approach is one of support, encouraging clients to develop a deeper understanding of personal agency, values, inner gifts, and strengths. She offers individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults. She identifies as a culturally responsive counsellor for BIPOC individuals, and a skilled and experienced counsellor for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. See Gretal’s full bio here.

Christina McGill, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Christina supports those experiencing anxiety, depression, distressing thoughts, relationship/family conflict, and individuals/couples in need of parenting support. She has extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma. She offers space for clients to feel deeply understood and validated while addressing the challenges that interfere with their ability to live their best life. She works with adult clients (18+). Read Christina’s full bio here.

Kayla Fleming, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Kayla offers a calm space when things feel chaotic and compassion when her clients are feeling vulnerable. Her expertise lies in working with couples using the Gottman Method to address harmful relationship dynamics and have a deeper and more meaningful relationship. Kayla also specializes in working with parents to understand challenging behaviours, support their child’s development, and work through parenting struggles. Read Kayla’s full bio here.

Kathryn Dale, MSW, Registered Social Worker (RSW), Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Kathryn works with clients struggling with difficult life transitions, including separation and divorce, a new health diagnosis, becoming a caregiver, and loss of a loved one. She also works with clients experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. She supports adults in individual, couple and family sessions. See Kathryn’s full bio here.

Jennifer Mussell, BSW, M.Sc., Registered Social Worker (RSW), Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Jennifer offers a safe, healing space for women that recognizes the connection between mind and body to allow for emotional expression, truth sharing, and compassionate support through challenges related to career, relationships, and loss. She is a Metis practitioner who specializes in supporting Indigenous women. Read Jennifer’s full bio here.

Chanelle Grewal, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Chanelle believes all individuals have the capability and resilience to face each challenge in life, no matter how intimidating it may seem. Empathy, warmth, compassion, and authenticity - these are the tenets that Chanelle bases her counselling practice around. Chanelle strives to see the humanity and individualism in everyone she sees. Chanelle’s focus with clients includes depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, self-worth, life transitions, and stress management. She offers phone and video counselling to individuals. Read Chanelle's full bio here.

Andee Dale, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Counselling Therapist (CT)

Andee works with people on a variety of challenges, including mental health, addiction, trauma, grief and loss, stress and parenting. She provides hands on strategies to help clients navigate day to day distress and supports them to develop skills to meet their goals. Andee specializes in counselling for clients struggling with food addiction, emotional eating, disordered eating, and eating disorders. In addition to phone and video counselling, she offers in person sessions in Duncan, BC. She works with children (7+), youth, adults, couples and families. Read Andee's full bio here.

Bob Bircher, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Bob is an experienced counsellor whose counselling philosophy is very practical, assisting people in identifying solutions to their problems and motivating them to make the changes. Using his training in the Gottman Method, he helps couples improve or repair their relationships. He also supports separated partners succeed in shared parenting. His work with individuals focuses on life transitions, grief/loss and relationship ambivalence. See Bob’s full bio here.

Linda Duarte, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Linda works from a trauma informed and holistic approach that allows clients to deepen their relationship with self and others. She believes in the importance of clients finding their authentic voice and one’s ability to transform self and relationships. Linda works with clients on depression, anxiety and stress management, work related stress and burnout, improving relationships, and personal growth. Linda provides phone and video counselling to individuals, couples and families. Read Linda's full bio here.

Emmalee Brunt, Pre-Registered Counsellor

While Emmalee waits for her application to be a Registered Clinical Counsellor, she is offering low-cost ($75/session online, $90/session in person), trauma-informed therapy to clients of all gender identities, sexual orientations, spiritual affiliations and races. She’s available for in person sessions in Victoria! Her work with clients focuses on relationships, parenting, aging, critical and terminal illness, and grief and loss. She also provides support with anxiety, depression, addiction and sleep issues. Read Emmalee’s full bio here.

We invite you to schedule a free 15 minute initial consultation. It’s a chance to meet your counsellor, talk about what’s bringing you to counselling, ask questions, and (if it feels like the right fit) to book your first session. Book here:

Not sure which counsellor might be the best fit? Book a Matching Appointment with our Clinical Director, Kathryn McInroy, for help choosing!

Gravitate Counselling Inc. Reaches

Nanaimo BC
Victoria BC