Online Counselling and Therapy Nanaimo

Discover Vancouver Island Holistic Counseling in Nanaimo for mental health, anxiety, trauma, depression, individual, couple, and family therapy services.

I work with individuals, couples, and families to help with:


Stress management


Low self-esteem


Depression and anxiety


Adapting to transitions, major life changes


Grieving the loss of a loved one or pet


Coping with trauma


Addictions, attachments, compulsions


Family/marriage/relationship crises


Career change and job stress




Spiritual crisis


Personal growth, finding meaning


Sex positive sexual health, sexual orientation


Coping with critical illness


How to love your body

A holistic approach to health

Exercising, eating well, a connection to nature, healthy relationships with ourselves and others, the ability to laugh and play, meaningful work — all of these things are important for our wellbeing.

I’m here to support you toward becoming the best version of yourself, to offer a safe, non-judgmental environment, and to facilitate your natural healing impulses.

You don’t have to be alone on this journey. I have the training and experience to help you overcome your struggles, unearth your desires, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Session Rates:

My standard rate for counselling sessions is $120 CAD for each sixty-minute session or $170 CAD for each ninety-minute session. However, I understand that financial considerations can be a barrier to seeking support, and I am open to discussing sliding scale or package rate options to ensure accessibility for all clients.

Insurance Coverage:

While I am not covered by MSP (Medical Services Plan of Canada/Public Health Insurance), I am affiliated with several insurance providers, including Sunlife, Pacific Blue Cross, Equitable Life of Canada, ClaimSecure, and GroupSource. For clients with other insurance providers, I am happy to provide support in navigating the claims process and can provide letters of support to facilitate claim approval.

Covered by Insurance:

If you have insurance coverage for counselling, you must check your policy to determine eligibility and coverage details. While coverage varies among insurance providers, Registered Therapeutic Counsellors (RTCs) like myself are eligible for reimbursement by certain insurance companies, including Sunlife, Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross and Equitable Life of Canada. However, coverage may vary, so contacting your insurance provider for specific details is recommended.

Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs) and Social Workers (RSCs):

RCCs and RSCs, who belong to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the British Columbia Association of Social Workers, respectively, are also eligible for coverage by most insurance providers. These professionals hold advanced degrees and are certified to provide mental health services in various settings, including private practice.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or would like to schedule a counselling session. Your well-being is my top priority, and I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.

 Let’s get together!

We can work together via phone or video, by sitting down in person, or — my favourite: Walk and Talk Therapy!

My promise to you

I will meet you with flexibility, adapting my approach to your unique circumstances. I will help you become who you authentically are, and will greet you with acceptance, knowing that diversity is what makes human beings beautiful. I see vulnerability as the window to connection and will hold your vulnerability with care and compassion. I take confidentiality seriously and have processes in place to guarantee your privacy.

Questions? Feel free to contact me.

"It has a been a privilege being on the receiving end of Veronique's warmth and wise insight. She has supported me through some tough moments in life* and always has an incredible depth of care in her eyes while lovingly holding space for me with her gentle nature. She is extremely compassionate and I find her to be very trustworthy. She is a gift to all who work with her!"

Sacha Drury

"You have helped me deal with an aging body and helped me with flexibility. You’ve also helped me to accept my own mortality and be joyful to face every new day."

Sharon Krog

" I am deeply in gratitude with Veronique for her compassion, understanding, patience, creativity, and professionalism. Veronique has been an amazing therapist whom I have learned a variety of tools to help me deal with challenges. Since I took her counselling, I have taking a new path to self-discovering and I can always go back to the basics she has taught me and re bounce myself. I loved her style and commitment to help me accept myself, love myself and approve myself. She has giving me a new perspective about life, about myself and the world. I was impressed by her knowledge about the mind, emotions and really appreciated her relaxing techniques incorporated into every session. Thanks Vero! "

Lorena G.

"Veronique is bright with joy and laughter that often fills the time I’ve spent with her. I feel her deep care and support in the middle of any interaction I have with her. Vero brings her vast knowledge of the body and health into her work as a counselor with ease. I had this feeling of being challenged on my stuff while being cared about when with Veronique. Working with her is always dynamic!"

Joel Todd

"Veronique is one of the most compassionate and empathetic people I know. She knows just how to hold people in their tenderness and is also not afraid to fully embrace their life victories. She does this through full self expression and leadership in the area of embracing movement and expression in voice and body. Vero is a dynamic and gifted therapist, masterful in the area of empathy and forward moving in her ability to tap into forgiveness of self and other."

Jason McQuarrie