Therapy is a journey of self-discovery.
Do you ever feel like something is wrong with you?
Who would you be if you didn’t feel this way?
Working with a somatic-based depth-oriented therapist is about learning to be more present with your inner world which allows you to be more present in your life. It’s about discovering your strengths and expanding your sense of self.
Freud spoke of repetition compulsion as destructive and limiting behavioural patterns learned in childhood and carried into the future. Therapy can bring our patterns to light, help us close repetitive mind loops and interrupt patterns of inner criticism and self-doubt.
Therapy is not only for those who are suffering from a major trauma such as a life-threatening incident.
Most people benefit from having a safe space to feel genuine connection while expressing their truth.
You may not even identify as having any trauma, and yet you've hidden parts of yourself to be accepted, rationalized things that just didn't feel right to you or you continue to minimize your own inner going-ons and put others' needs first.
It’s the patterns showing up today in your psyche, soma and relationships that tell the story of what still needs tending. Although we will explore memories that arise, we don’t need to dig up every detail of the past. Often the moments where you feel a "felt-shift" bring healing to other moments that have held a similar charge.
I work with Depth Psychology, Mindfulness and Focusing because it’s in the now that we can center ourselves in order to draw on our resilience, explore unknown parts of our experience and find a greater sense of empowerment in our lives.
Many of my clients are struggling with or have struggled with:
- body image issues
- perfectionism & people-pleasing
- a harsh inner critic or imposter syndrome
- low self-esteem
- career decisions & stress
- entering pregnancy or parenthood
- relationship questions, losses or endings
- inflation or deflation, sometimes associated with non-ordinary states
And may have a history of:
- disordered eating or eating disorders
- distressing or disturbing experiences
Having the support of a trained therapist to help us process our experience allows us to begin to liberate ourselves from self-judgment, criticism, shame and blame.
Arriving at a new level of self-acceptance through this process, our gifts have more room to reveal themselves, weave into our lives and inspire us forward.
This work can help you to:
- make clear decisions
- shift towards creative energy
- release unhelpful repeating patterns in your life
- get in touch with your sense of life purpose
ANGELA CARUK, MA, RCC
My job is to help you identify what lies between you and your Authentic Presence; through this increased awareness, you will learn more about yourself and develop a deeper relationship with your inner world. You may find that you become more resilient in the face of life’s many challenges, improve your mood and deepen in your relationships.
Individual counselling 60 minute session:
$140 per session.
Couples counselling 60 minute:
$160 per session
Longer sessions are also available and can be particularly helpful for couples sessions.
I offer a sliding scale for those who could only access therapy with this assistance: please get in contact for more information.
I also have a lovely student named Carmen who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling that I currently supervise. She’ll be doing 60 min zoom or phone sessions for $60.
Although counselling fees are not currently covered under the BC Medical Services Plan, many extended health plans do include counselling coverage. Please call your insurer and ask whether they cover a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).
I am BCACC registration #6724.
If you find that RCC visits are not covered under your plan, you may want to contact your insurance company directly to request an exception to the plan’s coverage. This link is to a letter that will help you write yours:
I no longer support EAP's as they tend to offer clients a very minimal number of sessions which is not fair to those who want to do real work.
Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
The Crime Victim Assistance Program pays for counselling services for victims of crime, their close family members, and some witnesses.
Victims of crime often struggle with the emotional and psychological impact of the event. We help clients work through and resolve these impacts.
Information about CVAP (Crime Victim Assistance Program), including eligibility, can be found at: