Robb Dolson, BA, BEd, MEd, CCC

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  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA # 10001260)
  • The Centre For Response-Based Practice 328 Seymour St, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 2G2
  • Phone: 250-319-0101
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  • Session Fees: $100-120 per session. I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal and Cash. If finances are an obstacle to access counselling, please call to discuss. Clients that are First Nations can receive fully funded sessions (pls call).
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Robb was born and raised in Kamloops, BC and, together with his wife, is raising two young daughters.

Robb has worked in this community as a counsellor and as a teacher, and is highly respected for his energy and his ability to connect with young people. He has extensive experience working with children and youth, and a clear and direct approach to working with families and couples. Robb has been a teacher in the Kamloops/Thompson School District for 11 years and has taught both in Europe and locally. His experience includes working with youth and adults who have experienced multiple barriers and face situations of extreme oppression and risk. Robb also has experience working as a family counsellors in Kamloops with teenagers, families and couples. Robb focuses on couples/marriage counselling. He specializes in working with families (adolescents/tweens/teens) that are experiencing conflict in relationships in the home / school.

Dignity is the cornerstone of Robb’s counselling practice, and the understanding that we all do everything we can to preserve dignity when faced with oppression, violence or adversity. Robb views the challenges that people face in the context of their lives, rather than looking at an explanation that only includes the individual.
Although problems can seem overwhelming, with support, couples, families and individuals can overcome problems and discover new tools and strengths. Counselling empowers couples, families and individuals to help themselves. Response-Based approach to counselling explores challenges within the mental, physical and social context in which we live. Our struggles cannot be looked at in isolation; we must consider the broader context in which they take place. Change is possible no matter how bad things get. Robb acknowledges that it is important to receive tools and practical concrete solutions in counselling to deal with the struggles and conflict you might be experiencing. 

An important part of the therapeutic process is an authentic, trusting relationship between the counsellor and client. Robb takes a Person Centered Approach to therapy. The client is the expert of their life and they have answers within them. Robb sees the counselling relationship as a collaborative partnership between therapist and client.  His job is to help navigate, explore and facilitate.  Robb utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches in his practice. Depending on the client and situation, together, with Robb, the focus will be finding the right theory to fit the reason counselling services are being accessed.

Robb has a great sense of humour and has the ability to make people feel comfortable quickly in sessions. His calm, positive and energetic demeanour is effective. Many clients have provided feedback that Robb's ability to connect and make them feel comfortable has helped therapeutic process. 

Robb is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and his License # is 10001260. Often times, sessions with a CCC can be a benefit through your extended health plan, review your plan for details. Robb is an approved provider with Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), Green Sheild Canada, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and ICBC. If you are First Nations and have a Status Card please let Robb know and your sessions could be covered and fully funded. If finances are an obstacle for you, please call and see what can be worked out. A percentage of Robb's practice is reserved for sliding scale and pro-bono work. Robb is a Response-Based Certificate Student and he studied for his Masters Degree both at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and internationally at Heidelberg University in Germany. He has a flexible schedule and is available for sessions afternoons, evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays. Alternative locations are a possibility, please ask Robb about this. Sessions are available in person and via phone, FaceTime or Skype if needed.

Robb Dolson Reaches

Kamloops BC