John is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. He has a Master’s degree in Counselling
Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology based in Chicago - now Adler University.
John offers support to individual adults,
couples and youth experiencing difficulties in their personal, work/school or family
John’s approach with you, the client, is to identify and
address the underlying, or root issues, that are creating the present difficulties. It is very important to him that you feel truly understood. John focusing on working collaboratively with you to build on your inherent
strengths to find clarity and give you hope in meeting your current challenge.
John is dedicated to helping his clients find resolution and
to move forward positively in their lives in meaningful and measurable ways.
In the area of Marriage/Couples therapy, John
collaboratively works to help the couple with:
Restoring trust in the relationship
Address and remove the barriers to healthier more positive communication
Develop healthy boundaries
Addressing infidelity and intimacy issues
Supporting those who choose separation and
John also works with those who have suffered a traumatic
event, often using his training in EMDR (an evidence-based approach). John's special interests include working with clients who struggle with Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders, and especially those who have episodes of dissociation, self-harming behaviors and strong suicidal ideation. In a different capacity, John has developed training for volunteer counsellors as part of his role as coordinator/supervisor of the Volunteer Counselling Program with the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association in Ladysmith, BC - a community based non-profit agency. He has provided training in the area of Intimate Partner Violence for his team and continues to provide clinical supervision and mentoring to his MA Practicum students.
John’s practice includes working with individuals struggling with:
Recovery from substance use disorders
Anxiety & Stress
Historical abuse - physical or sexual
Living with Chronic Pain
John Parker ReachesDuncan BC