A counsellor for everyone
May 2021 Update: We are experiencing an unprecedented volume of demand for services. Your patience as we work to better respond to the need is appreciated. If you require urgent help, please call the Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 or toll-free 1-877-820-7444 (available 24/7).
Sources Counselling Services is a fee-based counselling program located in White Rock.
The counselling services team offers a wide variety of backgrounds, training, and life experiences. Our intake coordinator will ask you a few questions and match you with a counsellor most appropriate for you. All of our counsellors are registered clinical counsellors with a master’s degree. Each of our counsellors are registered in professional regulatory bodies such as the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
We offer individual, couples, family and group counselling for:
- Separation or divorce
- Workplace issues
- Anger management
- Historical trauma
- Grief and Loss
- Stress and anxiety
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered issues
- Family concerns
- Play therapy for children
There are some service limitations.
Sessions can be arranged according to the availability of the counsellor.
Sources Counselling Services is a fee-for-service program, with subsidy provided through Sources Foundation and donations. Counselling can be covered through some extended medical plans or specialized funding programs (please inquire).
- Meet Our Counsellors
Colin Evans Lee-Ann Locker Chelsea Skilliter Colin Evans has 12 years of experience working with individuals (youth and adults) and couples as a registered clinical counsellor. He uses a variety of approaches to meet each individual where they are at in their life journey and further work as a guide to where you want to be in your life. His goal is to provide a safe and caring environment to take on the work each person wants to navigate in their life. Lee-Ann Locker is a Canadian certified counsellor and registered psychotherapist. She works with individuals, couples and families, offering relational, client-centred counselling. This means that you start where you are. Lee-Ann uses an integrated, strengths-based approach that offers deep listening and helps you connect with your mind, body and heart, through mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive-behaviour and emotion-focused techniques. Lee-Ann helps people of all ages to improve their mental health, address anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and chronic health issues or explore their identity, sexuality, gender and LGBTQ2S+ related issues. For younger clients, Lee-Ann uses play, art and other creative expressions to help facilitate the work. Chelsea Skilliter is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. She recognizes that it can be hard to reach out for help and commends her clients for taking that step. Chelsea supports individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, trauma, grief, and substance use. Her approach meets the individual’s needs, and uses therapeutic concepts from mindfulness, CBT, ACT, and compassion and strengths-based approaches. Chelsea believes that relief is possible and helps clients address personal challenges in a compassionate way, increase self-awareness, and learn skills to improve their mental health. Azadeh Miley Connie Millar Elizabeth Nardella Azadeh is a registered clinical counsellor with the BCAAC and holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology. She is the manager of Youth Services with Sources Community Resources and enjoys working with youth and their families while taking a trauma-informed and harm reduction approach. She has received advanced training in emotion-focused family therapy and bases her therapeutic approach to working with families on raising parental self-efficacy while helping family members to deeply understand and validate one-another. Azadeh is trained in DBT, acceptance commitment therapy and mindfulness-based approaches, and has effectively guided clients in their awareness and healing journeys. Azadeh is well versed in guiding her clients through concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, substance abuse, parenting and life transitions/divorce/separation. Elizabeth’s bright and playful spirit is seen in her work and her kind smile welcomes clients of all ages. She brings knowledge of many meaningful ways of living, particularly as an active ally in the LGBTQ community and those touched by loss. In her work, Elizabeth infuses narrative therapy with creativity, sand tray, art, and play. Her passion for life-long learning and travel has opened many opportunities for new and enriching experiences and serves as a source of inspiration as she assists clients on their therapy journey. Megan Pickell Akeiko Rawn Debi Shannon Megan Pickell is a registered clinical counsellor and holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology from UBC. With over a decade of therapeutic experience, she has a passion for supporting individuals, youth and families in addressing issues that are holding them back from experiencing the life they deserve. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, self-compassion, attachment parenting/conflict resolution and substance use. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect for growth, and she considers it a privilege to work alongside clients to help them achieve their goals. Megan works from a collaborative and strengths-based approach and, based on individual needs, utilizes concepts of mindfulness, CBT and DBT, among other interventions. Akeiko has been working with youth and families for 12 years supporting neurodiverse youth. She works from Alexander den Heijer’s framework of “when a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” With her, you can imagine future possibilities, create possible futures, and journey beyond surviving as well as develop new kinds of living in the direction of preferred identities. Akeiko is fluent in German. Debi Shannon pursued a second career in counselling after working outside the home and raising a family. Her work at the Fraser Crisis Line added to her desire to help people as they struggle with immediate and ongoing concerns. She works with adult clients (young, middle-aged and older) and couples as they face many diverse issues such as life and family transitions, relationship concerns (couples and adult family members), communication, anxiety, stress/life balance, depression, grief and loss, the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease and family caregiver stress. She is an optimist who believes change is possible at any stage of life. Tracey Shephard Mark Thomas Heather Wintermeyer Tracey Shephard is a registered clinical counsellor (UBC) who combines compassion and practical tools to work with adult clients who are dealing with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance use, problem gambling, and trauma as well as relationship issues which may be resolved through establishing clear boundaries and communication. Her goal is to work with clients to help them make changes in their lives that are consistent with their values and work best for them. Mark Thomas holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. With almost 20 years of experience, he has enjoyed working with individuals who are trying to improve their lives. Although his clinical focus is on anxiety and depression, he also has many years of experience working with individuals struggling with the following: ADHD, stress, substance use, boundary setting, and relationship issues. Heather Wintermeyer has been the intake coordinator for counselling services and substance use services since 2012. She brings a vast knowledge of local resources and services within Sources and in the White Rock/South Surrey community. She has a degree in psychology and has diverse work experience with many populations including mental health, substance users, acquired brain injury, children, youth and older adults. She understands that reaching out for help, whether for yourself, or someone else, can be scary and challenging. She tries to provide a safe space to share a bit about your individual situation, listening to what you like to do, and offer hope that things can improve. Heather will ask a series of questions to get a sense for the issue or concern and review what might be helpful to you. With a collaborative team approach, she will do her best to help you find meaningful connections and services, and the best ‘fit’ for a counsellor. Lyn Unger Yale Shap Kaitlyn Rowbotham Lyn Unger is a registered clinical counsellor and holds a Master’s degree in counselling. Her lifelong passion has been coming alongside those who are struggling, during those patches of life that feel over-whelming, impossible, or just plain dry. At times like these, it’s her privilege to walk with clients to offer perspective, hope and healing. Lyn works from a collaborative and strengths-based approach and uses components of person-centered therapy, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy among other interventions Yale Shap holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology from UBC and is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. He has been involved in counselling elementary, secondary, post-secondary, adult, and elder individuals, some with various special needs, who are hoping for a more positive and pro-active future including career and retirement planning. He uses a “toolbox” of various counselling techniques, such as solution focused therapy, and works towards reducing anxiety, depression, and anger as well as helping deal with interpersonal relationships through mediation and conflict resolution. Kaitlyn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) who holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology (MCP) from City University of Seattle. She believes emotional and physical safety throughout sessions to be the key component in fostering a trusting and therapeutic relationship. This ensures that the therapeutic journey is reparative rather than re-traumatizing. Kaitlyn takes a collaborative and strength-based approach using components of various techniques to empower and support clients to move through life’s challenges. She has walked alongside youth and adults struggling with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, stress and relationship problems as well as, those who are involved or impacted by sexual exploitation and gang involvement. Kaitlyn is trained in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Roshni Vijay I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and membership with BCACC as a Registered Clinical Counselor. I have experience in providing psycho-education sessions, individual and group therapy and based on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Being a first-generation immigrant, I have successfully lived in two countries over the years, understanding the influence of culture, navigating bureaucracy, building powerful personal and professional networks. Additionally, I am multi-lingual I can speak 3 Indian languages.
Hours of Operation
|Monday – Friday||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
Note: Although intake hours are until 4:30 pm, counselling appointments can be scheduled into the evenings and weekends.