Lower Mainland Counsellors

Helen Peters M.A., RCC
Based in the Lower Mainland,  Helen is a Registered Clinical Counselllor and holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling from Trinity Western University. She works in Langley, Surrey and Burnaby.  Helen is a Marriage and Family Therapist who uses a Cognitive Behavioral and Emotionally Focused approach. She is also interested in Family of Origin issues and Attachment.  Her warm empathetic approach focuses on development of client skills, assisting them to recognize and accept their value and worth and to facilitate them in accomplishing their personal goals. She provides a safe place to support the client’s exploration of his or her own unique skills and strengths and tailors her work to each client’s individual need.  Helen volunteers for families dealing with ALS and has volunteered for BC Parents in Crisis. She has worked with Parenting After Separation for the BC Counsel for Families and has taken training in Critical Incident Stress Management and AAMFT Supervision.

Fay Ferris M.Ed., RCC, CCC
Based in Richmond, Fay is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She’s worked with a wide variety of issues using a solution-based approach. Currently, she’s particularly interested in couples counselling: she uses her extensive training in The Gottman Couples Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples stop fighting, feel closer, and be more loving. Other areas of focus include treating depression and anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trauma and stress with Traumatic Incident Reduction, Career issues with the Narrative Approach, Eating Disorders, addiction, parenting and adult family issues. Fay has over 15 years experience and has worked with EFAP’s extensively. Married over 30 years and having raised a family, Fay enjoys theater, swimming, learning about world religions, and interior design.

Carolyn Hufsmith M.A., RCC, 
Based in North Surrey, Carolyn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling from The Adlerian School of Professional Psychology. She has over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families in private practice, non-profit organizations and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Using both a solution-focused model as well as CBT, Carolyn has helped clients who are struggling with addictions, relationship problems, depression and anxiety. She is a compassionate, non-judgmental counsellor who understands the difficulty in making transitions and helps clients move through the process in a timely, effective and peaceful manner. Carolyn holds the utmost respect for her clients and is open to all possibilities for them.