Deborah Joyce, MA, MACP, RCC #11233
Life has a way of throwing curve balls, and how we react is key to how we move forward. Have you wondered what is getting in the way of your relationships, your work life, your parenting, your ability to function on many levels? Clinical Counselling (Psychotherapy) can provide you with a sounding board and a safe environment to explore the issues with an experienced professional. I have offices located in both Powell River and Comox to serve you.
My counselling philosophy
“It is commonly accepted that talking with someone about what is happening in your life can be helpful. When you choose to talk things over with a Psychotherapist, you receive the added value of talking with someone who has the training and experience to support you in a therapeutic setting. Essentially, the answers to your concerns are within you. Counselling is an inside out process that assists you to recognize how your inner self may be creating barriers and challenges that are keeping you from a quality life. Much of the therapy experience is problem solving to find a way forward.
In my practice, I draw on many therapeutic modalities to provide a safe productive environment in which we can work together to explore a range of possibilities. Once we have had a chance to meet and I have a better understanding of your needs, I choose the modalities that are a “best fit” for your situation.
My style is relational, down to earth, and direct, with a little humour to ease the way.”
I have general practices located in both the Comox Valley and Powell River, serving children seven years and older, youth, individuals, families and couples. Appointments are available in person, by video chat, or by phone.
The most common issues that I work with are:
- Personal/family stresses
- Workplace stresses
- Couples/relationship conflict
- Relationship breakdown
- Workplace harassment or violence
- Life Stages
- Life Management
- Trauma/Acute stress
- Legal support
Counselling therapy appointments are available in our Comox Valley and Powell River offices days and evenings, and also by secure video conferencing or by phone.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
– Shannon L. Alder
Beaufort Counselling’s therapeutic space is confidential, warm and inviting, allowing you to be at ease during your session. We have two locations to serve you – a location in Comox and a second location in Powell River.
I invite you to relax in this safe and professional environment as we work through your current issues.
Video counselling using a secure link as well as phone counselling are also available to you.
Fees & Hours
Beaufort Counselling’s fees are as follows:
Insurance plans are eligible for reimbursement including Blue Cross, Great West Life, and Manulife. ICBC, and WorksafeBC (by referral only) can be directly invoiced.
Counselling appointments are available at my Comox Valley practice and Powell River practice both during the day and in the evening. Appointments can also be carried out by phone or online video messaging.
Low Cost Counselling Option
Beginning September 15, 2023, Beaufort Counselling is offering a low-cost counselling option. We are hosting a clinical counsellor intern who has completed all her course work on her Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree program. As an intern, she is completing her required clinical hours of practice prior to graduation. She will provide clinical counselling to clients of Beaufort Counselling at a reduced rate under the supervision of Deborah Joyce. To learn more about this option, please contact us through the website contact information.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change”
– Jim Rohn
Deborah, MA, MACP, RCC, has over 40 years’ experience in the mental health and social services sector. Her background includes a wide range of client populations with a focus on mental wellness in individuals and families. She has also served on provincial and national Boards of organizations that serve people in a variety of capacities.
Her counselling practice focuses on creating a safe and comfortable environment with a common sense approach to wellness. Deborah lives in Powell River, B.C. with her husband, her daughter, and her little Yorkie Lucy.
Education & Training
BCACC Registered Psychotherapist #11233
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Master of Arts in Leadership & Training
Addictions Counsellor & Family Systems
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) certified
REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) certified
Trauma Assist First Responder
Depression Care Program
To book an appointment time at our Powell River or Comox office, please message me by filling out the form below. I will respond to you as soon as I can.
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