Kenneth Kuo B.Sc, RTC
Registered 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
* Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 certificate
* Diploma of Professional Counselling - Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
* Certificate of Career Exploration & Development Skills - Vancouver College of Counsellor Training
* Facilitator - bereavement, loss & grief, separation & divorce support groups
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 complicated & difficult. With lived experience, I know how important it is to connect with a deeper understanding of what it means to move forward with someone you trust. Which is why I’m here to help you take incremental, yet meaningful and empowering 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
My integrative therapeutic training and practice includes these modalities and techniques:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
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 we will 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
Individual session available 60-min $120 / 90-min $180
Couples session available 60-min, 75-min or 90-min starting from $135
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, please notify me via text, phone or email at least 24 hours in advance so we can re-schedule. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice and no-shows will be billed at 50% of the session rate. Cancellations due to 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)