Jan Paris, MA and Stephanie Pugsley, MA

BCACC registered clinical counsellors and UKCP registered psychotherapists.

Jan Paris, MA

Jan Paris, MA

Jan Paris, MA
604-989-9555
Jan AT pacificcounselling DOT ca

I am a registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. I have practised as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families.My career has also included working in voluntary organisations in the UK, lecturing in Psychotherapy and Counselling and offering clinical supervision to qualified to trainee practitioners.

I remain committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. This includes regularly attending workshops and seminars and keeping informed about recent developments in my profession. My style is warm and interactive with a primary focus on developing a relationship of trust and openness. Research has shown that the quality of the therapeutic relationship over and above any single approach is central to therapy having a successful outcome.

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Stephanie Pugsley, MA

Stephanie Pugsley, MA

Stephanie Pugsley, MA
604-989-8765
Steph AT pacificcounselling DOT ca

I am a registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC.I have over 25 years of experience working as a Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice, Social Services and several voluntary organizations. I have worked with a wide range of client issues in individual, couples’ and family therapy.

For 10 years I was an associate lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy on Masters programmes at Birmingham and Derby universities in England. I was also a visiting lecturer for Masters programmes in Norway and Malta where I specialized in teaching research. I also hold a diploma in clinical supervision and have taught on courses in clinical supervision for qualified practitioners. I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. This includes regularly attending seminars and workshops and keeping informed about recent developments in my profession. My style is gently challenging but always respectful and attuned to each individual’s unique experience. I understand that establishing an effective therapeutic relationship is of primary importance and central to the successful outcome of therapy.

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Couples Therapy

Do you feel like you and your partner keep ending up in the same place and reacting in the same ways that leave you feeling alone and misunderstood?

Do you feel like you just cannot get through to each other and find yourself caught in a never ending spiral of criticism, defensiveness and blame?

Are you exhausted from having the same arguments over and over that come out of the blue, escalate quickly and leave you feeling more like enemies than friends?

Do you avoid talking about what needs to be talked about and simmer inside instead which leaves you feeling isolated and disconnected?

Are anger and anxiety eroding intimacy, affection and sexual attraction in your relationship? Are you preoccupied with trust and jealousy issues?

COUPLES THERAPY CAN HELP YOU TO:

  • Shift out of defensive and reactive patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving by understanding how our past experiences are impacting on our present relationship.
  • Become receptive and open to one another so you can better communicate and begin to repair and re-build trust and intimacy.
  • Develop ways of resolving conflict so that each person can feel heard, understood, cared for and validated.

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