Abbotsford and Vancouver Registered Clinical Counsellor

MEd, Registered Clinical Counsellor
He/Him

Clayton Andres

Clayton provides therapy for adults and youth struggling with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma, and feeling directionless and purposeless in life. Having previously worked as a journalist, janitor, construction worker and kids’ camp counsellor, Clayton knows what it’s like to take time finding your way in life.

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Words to live by

Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.

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A little bit more about me

Education?

  • Masters in Clinical Counselling
  • First Responder Occupational Awareness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Top three Specializations:

  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Trauma
  • Life crises and transitions

Top Three Modalities of Therapy:

  • (PCT) Person-Centered Therapy
  • (DBT) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • (ADT) Attachment-based Developmental Therapy

Personal Clinical Counselling Certification

Certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)#: 19152

What do people say your biggest strength is?

My compassion for others in and outside of the counselling office.

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

Finding a new career path for myself. I have worked as journalist and a janitor, I’ve worked in construction and with children and it took me a while to finally follow my strengths to find a career rather than trying to fix what I saw as my weaknesses. 

What led you to counselling?

I have benefitted so much from counselling in my own life. I have been able to work with and through my own struggles with mental illnesses and life crises with the help of counselling and I wanted to provide that service to others.

Favorite book?

The Brothers Karamazov. I think Dostoevsky understood a lot about mental illness, trauma and the infinite depth of every person’s inner world without fully having the words for it that we have now.

What/who inspires you?

My wife. She courageously takes on new challenges every day and never lets her doubts get in the way of trying something new.

Favorite things to do?

I love reading, especially finding new genres and authors that surprise me. I love playing board games, playing video games and playing with my cat.

One thing you’ve learned from working with people?

I find it easy to work alone and I’ve learned how vital relationships with others are in every aspect of our lives.