Hi, my name is Jan McNeill and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). My approach to counselling comes from my varied background as a coach, athlete, parent, student, professor, cancer survivor, client and counselling therapist! I was fortunate to do my Masters in Counselling Psychology through the Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University), over two decades ago, where they encouraged you to not only study Adlerian but other forms of therapy. My initial entry into this field was through grief and loss, working with special needs and culminating in work with trauma, addictions and life changes. Throughout my years I have had a strong interest in all forms of trauma and people’s ability to survive. I am constantly amazed at what clients have been through and marvel at their level of ability and capability. I have a strong interest in helping others heal from life issues that hold them back from being able to live life to their full potential.
I have trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Self Regulation Therapy (SRT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Focussing. I have also been privileged to work with many of the originators of these therapies. In addition to my private practice, I was the Director of Mental Health at Vancouver Island Compassion Dog (VICD), a program to help Veterans and First Responders with PTSD/OSI to have a service dog. I was an Adjunct Professor at Adler University for over 15 years and developed courses in trauma, addictions, and many other areas. Additionally, I am registered on the Crime Victims Assistance Program as an Approved Clinician as well as a Vendor for ICBC.
My philosophy is to empower my clients with the ability to no longer need me because they have the tools to cope themselves. My belief is by having a warm, engaging therapist to listen and help shift one’s perspective, one can generate healing. My goal is to meet you where you are at and to understand where you want you to go in your healing.
Jan Specializes In:
*Trauma *PTSD *Grief & Loss *Anxiety *Emotional Regulation *LGBTQ+ *Life Transitions *Adolescents
**Jan is no longer accepting new clients, only returning clients may book at this time.**