Counselling Services

I work on a fee-for-service or part time basis to support Okanagan Valley organizations where additional counselling hours are needed. I currently hold contracts in Kelowna, Vernon, and Salmon Arm.

My practice areas include:

  • life transitions and decisions
  • health issues and disabilities
  • grief and loss
  • LGBTQ+ individuals and families
  • relationship issues
  • trauma
  • depression and anxiety
  • clinical supervision

I am an existential and anti-oppressive counsellor. What does that mean? It's simple. I believe that if you exist, you belong. People lose track of their worthiness and sense of purpose in life when they have been told distorted stories about who they are and how they should live. My role is to create a safe space where people can discover their true and unique selves, overcome challenges and heal past wounds, and live their most authentic lives. Where desired, I can also help people get connected to social justice - ways to join with others who want to make the world more safe and equal for everyone. 

I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW, Child Protection Specialization). I am registered with the BC College of Social Workers (RSW), and am a member in good standing with the BC Association of Social Workers.  My counselling approaches include elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, self-regulation therapy, anti-oppressive theory, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), existential theory, psychodynamic theory, and motivational interviewing (MI).

Please contact me at avrilpaice@gmail.com or through my LinkedIn Profile for more information on how to contract my counselling services, or where to book counselling appointments with me. 

I Provide LGBTQ+ Inclusive Services