Yvonne McKenna
Masters of Counselling, RCC, CCC
#201 - 4840 Delta St.
Delta (Ladner), BC, V4K 2T6
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Tel: 778-554-8050

RCC REG Clinical Counsellor

A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Counselling Services

Counselling and play therapy

Many families today are struggling and feel there is nowhere to turn. Parents have conflicts with their children, couples have martial and relationship difficulties, and families are struggling as a result. Some children suffer as well with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I offer several types of counselling services to meet families’ needs.

Play Therapy Therapeutic play methods help children access feelings, thoughts and problem-solving strategies. Using materials such as puppets, art materials, a sand tray and figures, I help children Ďplay through' and talk about some of the issues that they are dealing with. Some examples of reasons children come for play therapy are:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Dealing with separation and divorce
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Nightmares and sleep problems
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Social exclusion and bullying
  • Delayed development
  • Academic, social and cultural issues
  • Behaviour challenges
  • Autism and self-regulation difficulties
  • Adjustment difficulties

Couples counselling – Sometimes marriages go through difficult times and counselling can help to resolve conflicts, talk about past hurts and experiences, and develop new strategies for communication and learning to love again. I offer couples counselling based on a solution-focused and family systems models.

Individual counselling Socrates once said “the unexamined life is not worth living”. It may be time for you to examine your life and determine what you can do to make it more fulfilling. I will help you examine past and current issues that are keeping you from living your best life.

Family counselling – Families sometimes need coaching to get them through struggles. Counselling as a family can address difficulties that separate family members and help develop positive communication and cooperation.

Parent Coaching

Toilet teaching. Getting your child to sleep. Discipline versus punishment. Positive self-esteem. These and other parenting challenges can make your life difficult, but there are tried-and-true strategies that can help you navigate different ages and stages of your child's early years. I can meet with you to help come up with solutions tailored to your family's needs.

Infant massage

Using nurturing touch with your infant can help promote relaxation, interaction, relief and a secure relationship. The services I offer include individual instruction for one family (one or two parents and infant or twins) and group instruction with up to 6 parent-infant pairs. Five sessions of 90 minutes each provides lots of practice of the strokes approved by the International Association Infant Massage. We also focus on reading your infant's cues for interacting and common parenting concerns.

For further information regarding Consulting and Workshops, click here.

Book your baby massage lessons by clicking on the Schedule Appointment button on the left side of the page. Gift certificates are also available.