Therapists

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Dominic Brennan, Msc, MA, R.C.C, MBBRS

Dominic is presently not taking clients until September 2021.

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I’m retired senior executive and father of two grown up children. Born in the UK, I have worked across Europe, Asia and North America in the past 38 years. I progressed up to a senior executive role in a Fortune 500 company before I decided to have my second career as a Mental Health Counsellor and Coach. I have extensive career and life experiences and two masters level educations on clinical counselling and a business discipline.

I practice brief therapy, and typically with clients I have no more than 1 to 3 back to back weekly sessions, and then move to biweekly, monthly or when client feels they need. If you feel you need more in depth work resulting in long term weekly counselling then I believe another counsellor would be more appropriate.

My style focuses on coaching and discussion on men’s issues, career issues from the most junior to senior posts, general anxiety and anger management. I’m a solution focused and cognitive behaviour therapist. Apart from wanting to know how your past brought you to where you are today I do not focus a great deal on the past. Instead I work on current and present behaviors and help you articulate where you would like to see yourself, helping you bring clarity to your situation through good discussion, ideas and possible solutions.

Sometimes when faced with life’s decisions, its good to have someone alongside you, even if from a third party point of view.
You can also find me on Psychology Today and British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors websites.

Isabella (S. P.) Jiang, Counsellor, MA, RCC, BBRS

72606390_536498416911142_3453462316564086784_nI am a British Columbia Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a member of British Brainworking Research Society.  I provide individual and couple counselling for adults from the age of 18 to seniors for anxiety, depression, anger issues and traumas in English and Mandarin Chinese.

My practice focus is with clients suffering from life and/or career transition, or relational issues either with parents, partners or children, or clients who find it hard either to start a relationship or maintain a relationship.  In addition, I provide pre-marital counselling for young couples to help them preparing their new life with less stress and anxiety.  I also work extensively with Chinese-speaking international students, who need help either on emotional stress, social anxiety, academic pressure, and/or life coaching.

Due to my own highly mobile life experience of living and working in Europe, Asia and North America in the past two decades, raising up two cross-racial children with my husband, I am culturally sensitive towards third culture clients, who struggle to make sense of their experiences and adapt in the new environments.

I believe – the client is not the problem, but the problem is the problem – narrative therapy approach from a multi-cultural perspective, while I borrow techniques from other modalities including, but not restricted to Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness therapy for intervention and coping skills. Equipped with (BWRT) Brainwork Recursive Therapy, I provide brief therapy for clients with traumas.

 

Dominic’s Testimonials

“I have really enjoyed our time together. I know you will make it easy for anyone to open up to you as you have done for me. I also feel you have risen well beyond your counselling role. Thank you!”

“Thank you for the skills you have given me to apply in my life. I really feel I am able to work on my own now. Thank you for being a great counsellor.”

“Thank you for everything Dominic. With you at Moving Forward Family Service I have been able to move forward with my issues. You have been my medicine.” 

Isabella’s Testimonials

“I appreciate your balance of, knowing when I need more space and compassion, and when I need a push to work on my issues.”

“You make me focus on myself.  I find myself again.  Thank you.”

“You validate my feelings, work on issues important to me, not to you.  I feel respected and attended.  I feel much better about myself.”