BA Psych, Registered Clinical Counsellor
She/Her

Anna Nicol

With an understanding that each client comes with their own unique stories and experiences, I believe in using an integrative approach to counselling, meaning I will adapt my set of clinical skills to match my clients specific needs and preferences. I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients and ensure that I am always using the most current evidence-based approaches. I have worked with diverse client presenting concerns, including acute, chronic, and complex trauma, depression and anxiety, dissociation, substance use, ADHD, concussions, relationship issues,  life transitions and more. I have previously worked as a Neurofeedback technician and yoga instructor, which has informed the way I incorporate my knowledge of neuroscience and body-based techniques into counselling sessions. My goal is to create a space that feels inviting, safe, and wholeheartedly non-judgmental, so that my clients are able to express themselves and explore life’s challenges in an authentic way. 

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Words to live by

To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.

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A little bit more about me

Education?

  • Master of Arts Counselling Psychology
  • BA with Psychology Major

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Professional Clinical Counselling Certification

Certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC): #22178

What led you to counselling?

My pursuit of a career in counselling psychology stems from personal experiences with trauma and grief. Through my own healing journey, I realized the power that all humans possess to transform themselves and to reclaim who they are. I want to give back the support and genuine care that others have given to me.

Something you're proud of (challenge you've overcome, etc.)?

Having the courage to change my mind and start something new! I was in school for communication studies and then interior design before realizing my passion for psychology and counselling. I firmly believe it is never too late to change paths!

What do people say your biggest strength is?

I have been told that I am warm, non-judgmental, and not afraid to use humour in the right moments!

One thing you’ve learned from working with people?

That there is always something new to learn! Whenever I think I’ve figured someone out, I discover a new layer of who they are. It has taught me never to make assumptions and to know that our imperfections are what make us relatable.

What/who inspires you?

Human resiliency. I am genuinely humbled and inspired by the way people adapt to change and adversity with an open heart.

Favorite book and why?

The Body Keeps the Score. I have read this book over and over! I love the way it ties in psychology, neuroscience, and somatic awareness into the study of trauma and the nervous system. Its teachings are transparent and easily applied to everyday life.