Chelsea Kirkpatrick MCP, RCC
In my practice, I assist clients in living fulfilling lives through discovering their authentic selves. I take a deep, compassionate, and non-judgmental interest in my clients’ inner experience. In my view, all concerns are valuable and important to explore. Through this exploration process, clients can grow in self-acceptance and in turn, make life choices they can wholeheartedly stand behind. I’ve had many deep encounters with clients who inspire me to continue. In my current practice, I enjoy working with adults bringing a range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexuality, relationships, addiction, life transitions, and trauma.
Therapy can be an intimidating process. I value the bravery it takes to embark on something so vulnerable. Ultimately, it is essential that you feel deeply seen and understood and I feel passionate about cultivating a strong connection as we work together. I look forward to meeting with you and building trust and safety together.
When I’m not practicing or studying therapy you can likely find me spending quality time with people or potatoes.
Education | Experience
B.A. Honours Psychology
Diploma of Professional Counselling (Vancouver College of Counsellor Training)
Master of Counselling Psychology (Adler University)
Graduate Diploma in Existential Counselling (GLE – International, Austria)
Graduate Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (GLE – International, Austria) (Pending)
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
Depression, anxiety, self-worth, ADHD, grief, loss, loneliness, relationships, sexuality, existential questions, rejection-sensitivity and life transitions.
Developing stronger connection and communication and fostering emotional bonds through effective approaches to conflict. Supporting couples in creating deeper intimacy and making meaningful decisions together.
“I want to express sincere and genuine thanks to my therapist Chelsea. She digs in deep and works to understand my fears and feelings and does not dismiss them. No one has ever done that for me before and being able to accept that feeling was truly comforting for me.”
"Chelsea has always shown genuine interest in understanding and helping me to explore the issues I’ve shared with her. She asks intentional, thoughtful questions to help me make sense of my experience. I always feel heard and validated and feel that Chelsea always prioritizes my needs for safety in the counselling space."
"My experience with Chelsea has included some of the most sincere interactions of my life. Her presence is very soft and patient and I can tell that she is truly listening and cares. I find that this helps me to open up more honestly with her and myself which has been healing."