Professional Counsellors

Jan Paris, MA

Jan Paris, MA

I have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice for over 20 years working with a wide range of issues. I first trained as a Relationship Counsellor with RELATE a charitable organization providing low cost counselling for couples and individuals with relationship difficulties.

Stephanie Pugsley, MA

Stephanie Pugsley, MA

I have over 20 years experience of working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in private practice and within the NHS, Social Services and voluntary organizations. I have a background in the Arts and Education and I am a qualified teacher in the UK.



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HIM Professional Counselling connects you with a gay guy who has a professional counselling, psychology, or related credential and with whom you can securely explore, through talk, whatever is troubling your psychological well-being. Some analysis, some guidance, but no judgments.  Affirmative and only pay ‘by donation’.

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s Counselling Program provides professional counselling to children, adults, couples, and families living in the Lower Mainland, with offices in Vancouver, New Westminster and Richmond. Our professionally trained counselling assists families, couples, and individuals in discovering their strengths, making the life changes they desire, improving relationships, and developing problem-solving and communication skills.

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