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Clearwater Counselling

Michelle Carchrae, MC, RCC, FOT, (she/her)

When you're stuck and suffering, you might feel like you're all alone. Maybe you've been pushing through and hoping that things will get better for a long time. If you're starting to realise that it's time to try something new, therapy can help.


Change, healing and growth are possible. I help people find more ease, have better relationships, overcome challenging habits, and truly feel alive.  

Let's do this together. 

Areas of Specialisation

Emotion regulation and anger management
Anxiety and depression
Attachment issues and relationships
Grief and loss
Personal growth and development
Imaginal, somatic and experiential approaches

Nightmares and dreamwork
Inclusive and trauma-informed care
True change honours both growth and safety.


All living things have a natural drive towards growth. Everyone has also experienced harmful events, some more extreme than others. The tension between reaching for growth and keeping ourselves safe is an essential part of the human experience, and yet there are times when we can begin to feel trapped and stuck in certain patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. 

Therapy is a space where we can begin to look at some of those patterns, experiences and our longing for growth. A therapist is like a guide on that journey or midwife for the new life that wants to be born. Together we can bring some curiosity towards these patterns and behaviours, invite some fresh air into the places that feel stuck, and have a more positive and self-accepting experience of life. 


Online Therapy Services

Clearwater Counselling provides effective online therapy across BC, Yukon and the Northwest Territories via a secure video platform. Online therapy has been proven to be just as effective as in-person therapy, and can allow people in more remote communities or who have limited time or mobility to access professional counselling from home. Online therapy can also reduce barriers for people who are struggling with things that make it hard to get out of the house, like depression, agoraphobia, panic attacks and chronic pain or illness. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions you might have about how online therapy works and if it might be a good fit for you.

middle aged woman in an online therapy session

Consultation Call

Therapy works best when there is a good fit between therapist and client. This means that you feel like your therapist really understands you, you feel confident that they can help, and that their approach makes sense and feels doable for you. A free consultation call is an opportunity to ask questions, have a chat, and get a sense of how comfortable you feel with a potential therapist. 

woman meeting her new counsellor online

Individual Therapy

When you realise that something needs to change, therapy can help. Whether you're looking for a place to talk about what's been going on with someone who is not a friend or family member, some new skills and practices to try, or you've noticed that avoiding issues and distracting yourself isn't working anymore, and you're ready to heal deeply, you are welcome here. There's space for it all.

a couple doing therapy together online

Relationship Therapy 

Our closest relationships are often the place where our deepest hurt happens and where we have the most opportunity for healing and change. Couples & relationship therapy needs to respect and honour where each person is coming from while also addressing power imbalances and the places where we get stuck in the same unhelpful patterns. Non-traditional relationships are welcome. Let's begin to speak the truth with love together.  


Contact & Rates

If you're interested in learning more about Clearwater Counselling or scheduling an appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

30 minute free consultations are available.

Adult individual rates:
- 30 min free consultation
- 60 min session $147.00 (incl GST)
- 75 min session $183.74  (incl GST)

Couples/Relationship rates:

- 30 min free consultation

- 90 min initial session $257.98 (incl GST)

- 75 min session $214.98 (incl GST)


In-person appointments are available through Bowen Island Integrated Health.  

Clearwater Counselling

Bowen Island, BC.

Tel: 778-851-1017

Thank You

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