Water Lily Counselling provides professional counselling and education to individuals and families of all ages. Through welcoming, confidential, and non-judgmental therapy, Water Lily Counselling provides services to people with wide range of wellness and mental health concerns. We are dedicated to helping you live your life to the fullest potential by reaching your goals.
What is Counselling?
Clinical Counselling is the skilled and professional use of the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client that can facilitate self-knowledge, acceptance, and growth. Counsellors draw on different theoretical approaches to help individuals achieve their goals and work towards better mental wellness.
At Water Lily Counselling, it is our priority to make mental health available and accessible to as many individuals as possible. Through our intern education and supervision program, we are now able to offer low fee counselling for any adults and children looking for mental health support. We are currently accepting clients for our low fee counselling program being offered by our supervised counselling intern. Please contact us at email@example.com or call us at (778) 840-6774 to book your confidential counselling appointment and learn more about this program.
While we encourage continuity of telehealth appointments over in person appointments when possible, we are excited to be able to offer in person appointments as of August 2020.
Keeping You Safe
We have a detailed plan for in person appointments to ensure that you are safe, that includes pre-screening, careful hand washing, contactless check in, PPE and more. We are screening all clients in advance of appointments. please reschedule if you have:
• fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, reduced sense of smell
• potential contact with covid-19 or someone experiencing the above symptoms
• travelled outside of BC in the last 2 weeks
Please wear a mask to your appointment and sanitize your hands on arrival. We will be reviewing your Covid-19 screening questionnaire at the beginning of your visit.
We will be accepting card payments or etransfers only at this time.
Appointment times are staggered to promote physical distancing. Please arrive on time and alone. We ask that parents wait outside of the office while their child completes their session.
We will be masked, and ask that you bring your own mask to wear while in our office.
Surfaces through the clinic are regularly sanitized, and your treatment room is sanitized between appointments. We will not be using the sandtray at this time, all toys that are used during a child session will be collected and disinfected after an appointment. Any toys that can not be throughly washed or disinfected, will be removed from the playroom. Board games/ Books will be stored away for 2 days after each use before they can be used again at another session.
Hand sanitizer is widely available in our clinic setting.
Water Lily Counselling provides individual and family counselling to children, adolescents, and adults dealing with a variety of wellness, or mental health concerns.
Many life circumstances such as work, school, relationships, financial distress, or chronic physical health, can bring about chronic experiences of anxiety. Anxiety can also manifest itself through physical symptoms.LEARN MORE
Ongoing symptoms of depression can include a sense of loneliness, sadness, loss of hope, along with some physical symptoms such as difficulty to focus, fatigue, and physical aches.MORE INFO
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after events that are loaded with strong emotions, or any stressful, frightening or distressing event that can pose a danger to our being.READ MORE
Injuries post a motor vehicle accident are not limited to physical injuries, and it is very common for individuals to develop symptoms of stress, anxiety, and struggle with pain and a sense of being overwhelmed.READ MORE
We believe that establishing and maintaining a relationship based on trust, and love is the key to raising emotionally secure, confident and healthy children.LEARN MORE
While we help children learn emotional regulation skills and better communication, we work closely in supporting the parents to understand the emotions behind their child’s behavior and support them in facilitating changes.MORE INFO
Water Lily Counselling is proud to serve as an education center by providing training and supervision to Master’s level counselling interns. The practicum program provides a bridge for the application of theoretical knowledge in practice through field experience, supporting the transition from student to counsellor. This program will help Masters level interns to gain experience with clinical assessment, case conceptualization and an understanding of gender and cultural issues in their journey to become competent and reflective counsellors. This program also allows Water Lily Counselling to be able to offer low fee counselling to any individual in the community in need of mental health services by removing financial barriers in seeking help. To learn more about the program click below.
"Work related stress is connected either indirectly, or directly with so many things outside of my work life. Shahla was amazing in helping me regain balance with how I felt, and approach change in how I think. If one had to seek her services, I would always approach with an open mind and an open heart, even if it is at least a little bit. I would definitely meet with her again for any day-to-day rebalancing of my mental well-being!"
"Shahla is such a great counsellor! I have been working with her for a year due to anxiety following a car accident and was also diagnosed with post concussion syndrome and had symptoms similar to PTSD. She walks side by side with the client and help go through the journey together instead of letting the client have the full responsibility on this difficult journey."
Water Lily Counselling's is conveniently located in Burnaby to better serve you.
The location is easily accessible via public transit.