Duncan Counsellors

Diane Trapp Executive Director, M.A., B.S., RCC
Diane received her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, Vancouver campus in 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta since 1992. Diane has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors since 2002. Areas of specialty for Diane are trauma (EMDR), depression, anxiety, spiritual connectedness, parenting, teens, couples, and financial challenges. Diane has experience working with Emergency Mental Health, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child and Family Counselling Association, and in Private Practice since 2005.Diane has also worked with students in Private Schools as counsellor and house parent. To re-energize she enjoys taking time for hiking, gardening, playing music, sports, singing and laughing with family and friends.

Bruce Youngren Senior Counsellor, M.A., RCC
Bruce received his Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Alberta. He enjoys helping people resolve stubborn emotional issues, relationship concerns, addiction challenges, spiritual needs and workplace matters. He offers clients of all ages a place where they will find safety, respect, kindness, acceptance and collaboration. He believes that by doing so unique possibilities, insights and solutions can be uncovered and discovered. Bruce is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and holds a Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He has also received training in alcohol and addiction treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Bruce is passionate about providing healing, respect, integrity and leadership to the organizations he serves.  For fun, he enjoys doing tai chi as a student and as a new instructor.

Elizabeth Krahn, MSW, RSW
Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in Social Work (clinical focus) from the University of Manitoba and is a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia. She has recently moved to Vancouver Island from Manitoba, where she worked as a counsellor in private practice for a number of years, while also engaging in history research focusing on lifespan and inter-generational effects of collective trauma.

Elizabeth brings a validating presence into the counselling process and enjoys working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and all walks of life, integrating holistic concepts and practices which address emotional, mental, behavioural, social, inter-generational, and/or spiritual factors that can directly or indirectly affect our overall well-being and ability to navigate life’s challenges. She focuses on the capacity of individuals, couples, and family members to transform difficult circumstances into opportunities for growth, and draws from several modalities, including essential principles and strategies of cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, human development and attachment theory, narrative therapy, family reconstruction work based on the Satir approach, and mind-body approaches.   She also brings a strong background in mental health into her counselling, having worked as a mental health case worker and counsellor in the Okanagan with adults aged 19 to 90+ years.
Elizabeth’s greatest joy is playing with her wee grandkiddies and spending time in nature. She is thrilled to not have to plug in her car during the winter!

Tim Dudley, M.A., RCC
Tim is originally from London England (hence the accent). He completed a four-year apprenticeship as a pipefitter/welder, and then emigrated to Canada. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors – having graduated from the University of Victoria in 1986 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling. He has worked as a Counsellor for almost 40 years in Private Practice, and for Federal, Provincial and Local Government Counselling Agencies.
He specializes in working with clients dealing with issues arising from Substance Abuse, Codependency, Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse, and Couples/Relationship Counselling.

He and his wife (Cindy) have been married 31 years and are a “Yours, Mine and Our Family” – Tim has 5 children by a former spouse, his wife has 3 children by a former spouse and they have 2 children together. They have 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Tim is 6th Dan Internationally Certified Black Belt in Taekwondo and has trained over 100 students to become Black Belts.
Tim loves his counselling work but cherishes his private life where he likes to work on construction, renovation, and landscaping projects. To relax he enjoys reading, and walking his Aussie X Collie pup Kwondo, along local country trails.

Cindy Clark MEd. RCC
It has been a 30-year professional road -mostly travelled by supporting families in one aspect or another. It was from the broken-hearted stories of children that became my compass for choosing a career that remains dedicated to the support of Parents, Parent & Child Relationships, Children & Youth, Individual Adults and Couples.  Some of the struggles that we have walked through together have been based on experiences in trauma, separation, regulation, life transitions, natural child & adult development, family conflict, and a wide range of mental health & wellness concerns.

It is with a caring heart that I sit with clients, curious in how they notice and care for their whole being and how that relationship with Self weaves its way into their relationships with the world around them.  From Self-Awareness to Self-Compassion to Responsibility on through to Healing.  This has become my therapeutic lens that I offer my clients in my practice.  It has notes of Attachment, Mindfulness, Jungian, Strength based, and hopefully is always Body and Person Centered in its flow. My work with couples is a blend of those while integrated into the research from the Gottman Institute.

I have been in relationship with my partner for 34 years, together we have parented our two children into adulthood and been blessed with a granddaughter who continually reminds us of what is really important in this world. Much of my learnings and empathy have come from my own family experiences and challenges, it is from the struggles of my relationship with my two-year-old son that the Parenting on the Edge Project was formed, which has since been presented to hundreds of parents and caregivers over these past 20 years.

After a career dedicated to supporting families through non-profit agencies and MCFD contracts, I am delighted to be settling into a private practice that allows more room for balance and nourishment to myself, my family, and to my clients.

Heather Goodings Counsellor
Heather received her Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care from Vancouver Island University in 2016 and is currently completing the final requirements for her Masters of Arts in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria. She is also a certified yoga teacher and clinical hypnotherapist. With this varied background, Heather combines client-centered, collaborative counselling techniques with mindfulness, breath work, and an understanding of the subconscious mind into an eclectic, holistic practice. She believes that we all have our own inner resources, thus endeavours to assist clients with discovering their inner knowledge, insight, and guidance. To stay grounded and rejuvenated, Heather spends a lot of time walking in the woods.