Counselling & Therapeutic Services for Children, Youth & Adults
WHY MARULA COUNSELLING?
Marula Counselling offers a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. Our counsellors pride themselves on providing therapy in a judgement free and empathetic space. We want you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in intuitive and creative ways. Resilience, bravery and strength are what we look to uncover in you; your voice matters. Marula counsellors are creative, holistic, strength based and client-centred. We believe every person is unique and everyone has a right to better health. We are ICBC and Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) certified.
We encourage you to contact us to book a free 15 minute consultation
Yazmine is feeling sad and her mood is low.
Yazmine notices that her thoughts keep spiraling and she can’t concentrate.
Yazmine wants to seek help but she is fearful. She wonders, will they judge me ?
Yazmine finds a counsellor. The counsellor seems warm, kind and caring. Yazmine feels ready to do the work.
Yazmine spends time implementing and reflecting on the new skills she is learning in session. Yazmine begins to feel lighter. It’s almost like she can breathe again.
“Alishia is a fantastic counselor who treats her patients with compassion and an analytical perspective. An absolute gem who is keen to hear your problems but is focused on developing strategies with you to manage whatever complications arise in your life.”
The name Marula Counselling comes from the Marula Tree found in Southern Africa, West Africa and Madagascar. The history of this tree stretches back at least 10,000 years. The fruit from this tree is an important food source for all of Africa and many parts of the tree are used in traditional medicine. The leaves for example are chewed to reduce heartburn; the oil from the nuts are used in skin treatments and the fruit contains 4x more Vitamin C than an orange! Animals (other than humans) also use the Marula Tree as a food source. Elephants especially enjoy eating the bark, branches and fruit. Rhinoceroses and Giraffes have also been known to enjoy the occasional snack!
We chose the name Marula Counselling because of what it represents to us: Fertility, Family, Nutrition, Medicine and Community. These personal values along with our passion is what we bring to our work everyday. You found us for a reason and we look forward to meeting you.