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Hi there! Moreover, nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my webpage.
My name is Irvine G. Harvey (he/him/his). I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Canadian Counsellor on Vancouver Island. I live in Sidney, BC, with my husband Daniel, our former Great Dane Luna, and our baby cats Quincy & Cleo. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University (Vancouver, BC), a Certificate in Community Counselling from Vancouver Community College (Vancouver, BC), and a Degree in Physical Therapy from Angeles University (Philippines). I am a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
I am an approved service provider for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Mental Health Benefits Program, ICBC, the Mental Health Services of Metis Nation British Columbia(MNBC), and the Crime Victims Assistance Program (Ministry of Public Safety). I’m a Certified DBT Practitioner and an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider.
Over the years, my life experiences have led me in the counselling therapy profession to be an advocate, listener, and support for people who are struggling with their wellness, including but not limited to addictions, anxiety, depression, phobias, C/PTSD, emotional instability, anger issues, panic disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders, relationship challenges, family systems, and bipolar disorders.
My practice also supports individual survivors of sexual abuse, people going through grief and loss, and the processing of traumatic experiences. I am well versed in working with a diverse group of communities comprised of men’s health, the LGBTQQIAAP group of unique individuals, new immigrants, and refugees. I also work with couples and families experiencing hardships in their relationships.
My therapeutic approach is based on Addictions Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with Trauma-Informed Practice, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Person-Centred, and Good Psychiatric Management models. I believe you, the client, are your therapeutic journey’s primary driver. Thus, meeting you where you are at is of utmost importance. As my client, you will be an active participant – you and I will rely on our relationship, trust, openness to experience, and honest communication.
Life can be challenging, and a little perspective and support can help.
So, when you are ready, I am here for you!
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