Nanaimo Counsellors

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.

Lynn Cameron Counsellor, M.A., RCC
Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. For over 25 years she has counselled individuals for a wide variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress and bereavement to name a few.  Her approach to counselling is oriented to body, mind and soul. She draws on years of working with and training in trauma and abuse healing work, several body centered therapies and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.  Lynn has a passion for healing and growth and helping individuals transform difficult emotions, thoughts, beliefs and body sensations towards a grounded, centered “at home” experience inside themselves.  Her approach is attachment based knowing the impact on the development of the brain of earliest experience in our most significant relationships. This can bring understanding to the roots of our struggles and behavioural patterns so that we can establish healthier ones that bring about more satisfying, meaningful relationships.  She encourages practices outside the therapy session toward developing mindfulness and self compassion to assist in calming the nervous system and improving mood for those struggling with anxiety and/or depression.  To revitalize herself Lynn practices yoga.

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.