Kenneth Kuo B.Sc, RTC, MTC
Master Therapeutic Counsellor
I am a registered professional therapeutic counsellor in good standing with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (member #2169), a competency-based professional association which regulates professional counsellors and therapists across Canada. ACCT counsellors are regulated by the ACCT Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and are dedicated to providing the highest standard of competent professional counselling services.
Training & Experience
* Facilitator, bereavement/loss & grief, separation/divorce support groups (DivorceCare, GriefShare)
* Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 certificate - Gottman Institute
* Certificate of Career Exploration & Development Skills - Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
* Diploma of Professional Counselling - Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
Who Am I ?
Like you, I’ve experienced many ups and downs in life’s roller coaster ride. Whether it’s job losses, financial worries, parenting stresses or seeking my true purpose - I’ve been there. And like you, those events impacted my relationships significantly. Not just relationships with other people, but the relationship with myself. Often times I felt depressed or desperate. Even paralyzed and hopeless.
But the pain, sorrow and difficult situations
didn’t last forever.
With the love and support of family, friends and
my counsellor, I navigated through those tough life moments.
In time, I felt hopeful again. My outlook changed for the better. My relationships changed for the better. I found myself again.
My journey was tough. Having that lived experience allows me to I understand what it means for you to want to know yourself better as you struggle now to even imagine what moving forward looks like. Which is why I’m here to help you take incremental yet meaningful steps. Steps toward healing old wounds, resolving internal conflicts, connecting to your core values, and reclaiming your internal resources that energize and motivate you.
How I Will Work with You
I practice an integrative counselling approach that draws from proven psychotherapy approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Counselling allows for a genuine focus on you. I fully listen and seek to understand your story as you share in a caring, safe and judgement-free space. Nothing is more important than for us to establish a trusting relationship. We work collaboratively and embark on this journey together so you can:
Increase self-awareness -> discover more of who you are
Better understand how you perceive and respond to difficult situations
Identify and make greater use of your own resources and support network
Gain fresh insights on the challenges you face; find freedom by discovering new perspectives; reclaim energy, hope and joy
Discover new steps towards a more content and purpose-driven life
Individuals sessions 60 mins or 90 mins - starting from $130
Couples sessions 60 mins, 75 mins or 90 mins - starting from $145
The following insurers provide reimbursements for therapeutic counselling services provided by ACCT counsellors: Sun Life, Pacific Blue Cross, Green Shield Canada, Equitable Life of Canada, ClaimSecure, Manulife. Please check with your health plan provider, workplace human resources dept. and/or post secondary institution's student services dept. to confirm your policy's eligibility.
In the event you cannot attend your next scheduled appointment with me, please notify me via phone and email at your earliest convenience so we can re-schedule. If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be billed at 50% of your scheduled session rate. Cancellations with less than 12 hours’ notice will be billed at 100% of your scheduled session rate. Cancellations due to sudden sickness shall be billed at $30.
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
It is always the same step, but you have to take it."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author, The Little Prince)