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 dedicated somatic counsellor is about identifying what you really feel and want and learning to be present in your life. It’s discovering what you are wishing for and needing here-and-now. It’s about whatever it is you need to close incomplete or repetitive loops, interrupting patterns of self-doubt and inner criticism.
Most people benefit from having a safe space to express their whole truth.
Therapy is not only for those who are suffering from major trauma such as a life-threatening incident. You may not identify as having trauma and yet you've hidden parts of yourself to be accepted or you've rationalized things that just didn't feel right.
It’s the patterns showing up today in your psyche & soma that tell the story. Although we may explore memories that arise, we don’t need to unearth all the details 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 Mindfulness and Focusing because it’s in the now that we can befriend the body and find our Center in order to find more resilience and a greater sense of spaciousness in our lives.
Many of my clients are struggling with or have struggled with:
- body image issues
- perfectionism & people-pleasing
- a harsh inner critic
- low self-esteem
- career decisions & stress
- perinatal depression and/or anxiety
- relationship questions
- inflation or deflation, sometimes associated with non-ordinary states
And may have a history of:
- painful relationships, losses or endings
- disordered eating or eating disorders
- distressing or disturbing experiences
You may be in a life transition, including entering pregnancy or parenthood.
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 repeating patterns in your life
- get in touch with your life purpose
ANGELA CARUK, MA, RCC
My job is to help you identify what lies between you and your Authentic Presence; you will learn more about yourself and develop a deeper relationship with your inner world. Through this increased awareness, you will become more resilient in the face of life’s many challenges, improve your mood and deepen in your relationships.
Individual counselling 50 minute session:
$140 per session.
Couples counselling 50 minute:
$160 per session
Longer sessions are also available and can be particularly helpful for couples sessions.
CVAP, Arete and Empower Me clients can ask me for the booking code.
I offer a sliding scale for those who could only access therapy with this assistance: please get in contact for more information.
All changes and cancellations require 48 hours notice.
Pay-as-you-go: This option allows you to book your sessions one by one and pay as you go along. Please note that you can end therapy sessions at any time.
Counselling Package A:
Series of 5 sessions + $25 off.
Counselling Package B:
Series of 10 sessions + $50 off.
Counselling Package C:
Series of 15 sessions + $75 off.
I accept etransfers, PayPal, cash and all major credit cards (+3%). Etransfer must be sent prior to session.
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:
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:
For anyone who may be financially struggling right now, I also have a lovely student named Carmen who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling that I will be supervising in my practice from now through the Fall. She’ll be doing 50 min Zoom or phone sessions on a sliding scale of $40-$70, though given the current world situation, we are more than happy to just make it $40/session ongoingly.