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Lauren Heckley

Lauren Heckley

Co-Creator for REACH OUT

Counsellor at "Counselling With Lauren"

My training and years of experience:

2.5 years of experience in psychotherapy, having graduated a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology in 2020. I have an insatiable appetite to learn, which is emulated through a continued education. I am always taking workshops, or reading more about the diverse world of psychotherapy.

My most recent workshop was in attachments and somatics, and my latest fascination is learning the psychotherapeutic style called Hakomi.

My style, focus and what I offer to clients:

I like to call my style “an atmospheric hug”; I prioritize coziness, comfortability, with an unwavering tone of acceptance. I aim to set this tone in my sessions by valuing a concept called unconditional positive regard, which means I am completely accepting of my clients no matter the mistakes they believe they’ve made, the imperfections they believe they have, or the changes they want to see. I believe in the essential goodness of each person, and feel honoured to be chosen to be on my clients’ team. I would describe my focus as being client-centered.

While I don’t have an agenda for your process, I come with extensive education and evidence-based practices that can compliment our collaboratively designed vision for growth.

In-person? Zoom? Phone? Text?:

I am pleased to offer in-person, Zoom, and over-the-phone sessions.

If sessions are in-person, the geographic area I serve:

While my office is located in downtown Nelson, I welcome individuals from far and wide!  

I will provide service at - No Cost? Low Cost?:

I commit to REACH OUT's request of one free client/year or 10 free sessions/year and beyond that, and others are offered my typical sliding-scale rate (starting as low as $45/hr).

How to book with me:

Email is the best way to reach me at

To learn more about me please check out my website:

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