Abbotsford and Vancouver Registered Clinical Counsellor

MEd, Registered Clinical Counsellor

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.