Victoria Counselling and Therapy

Victoria Counselling and Therapy hosts Bernadette as our primary counsellor. Her practice focuses on supporting individuals on their journey to wellness.

Bernadette's goal is to provide sufficient support, tools, self-reflection, and scaffolding to empower clients to a level that relegates requirements for her counselling services to maintenance and refreshers. With this approach the length of therapy depends much on the client. Bernadette offers short term counselling, long term counselling, and refreshers or booster sessions as needed

Bernadette uses an integrated approach borrowing from several different theoretical orientations to create a treatment plan that is unique and tailored to each client. Her favoured approaches include mindfulness, positive psychology, solution-focused treatment, and identification of cognitive distortions. Bernadette's methods use a multi-pronged approach including the  biological, psychological, and social domains. A spiritual aspect is also included for those clients who wish to include this domain.

Bernadette combines her life experience, biochemistry knowledge, and psychological education to provide empathicnon-judgemental, culturally sensitive support for her clients.

Program name (alternate):  Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb, Master of Arts Counselling Psychology

Address / Contact Info

Suite 330
Suite 330 1641 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BCV8T 5G1
Counsellor Therapist : Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb
Counsellor Therapist : Bernadette Bebb
Mailing address:
Victoria Counselling and Therapy
Suite 330, 1641 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 5G1
This building is across the street from Hillside mall. It is on the South West corner of Hillside and Shelbourne. There is parking available outside or underground.

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturdays enquire at

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Can I bring my child?:
Childcare notes:
Your child can be brought to sessions and wait in the waiting room. There is not a designated child care professional available thus your child should be self-sufficient and not require observation.

Service Details

Regional Centres ServedBrentwood Bay, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Cobble Hill, Colwood, Creston, Duncan, Esquimalt, Galiano Island, Kelowna, Ladysmith, Langford, Langley, Mayne Island, Metchosin, Mill Bay, Nanaimo, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Parksville, Pender Island, Port Renfrew, Prince George, Richmond, Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, Sexsmith, Sidney, Sooke, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, Victoria,, Victoria, BC, View Royal, West Vancouver
Cost structureprivate pay, selected health plans
Program fee150.00
Program fee notesThe fees are based on the BCACC recommendations which are from 2016. The fees are slightly higher than recommended by the BCACC as they account for inflation. Prices are $141.00 plus gst for a 50 minute session. This is a total of $150.00.
Referral protocolself, physician, specialist, health professional, school personnel
Referral criteriaThere is no specific referral required. Clients may email the office or book online to make their own appointments without referrals needed.
How to applyNo application necessary.
Age ranges servedyouth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish, Dutch

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This program was last updated on: 28 Sep 2019.