WHO WE ARE
At Columbia, we believe that at the heart of any beneficial counselling relationship is a sense of warmth, acceptance, and safety where the client feels respected, valued, and heard. We are a group of counsellors dedicated to your wellbeing as a whole person. We offer a variety of services through our wide range of experience and education that can assist you with all your needs. It is our goal to create an atmosphere of safety, warmth and respect that supports you and your family.
We work in various locations including Abbotsford, Langley, and Chilliwack, as well as online.
"My belief about the therapy process is that in order to heal and grow, we need to “feel felt”. We long to feel that the one listening to us is resonating with our story and with our pain, fears, and hurt. Healing comes as we experience that our concerns and story matter and make sense, freeing us to gain the courage to deal with the reality of our lives. Through this experience of acceptance and validation, we are able to safely integrate our deepest hurts, find hope and move towards healing and wholeness."
"The most important values that influence my work are authenticity, safety, and emotional health. I seeks to live authentically whether I am in the counselling office or in the community. My number one priority is that my clients feel safe, secure and valued in my presence. I seek to help clients find ways to care for themselves and grow to become the people they desire to be. I care deeply about my clients and enjoy seeing positive change in their lives as they move toward wholeness."
Offices in Brookswood (South Langley) and Abbotsford (#2, 32904 Ventura Avenue)
Video sessions also available
"It is my goal to create an atmosphere of safety, warmth and respect that supports people to courageously tell their story, face and experience difficult emotions, learn new ways of coping, repair relationships, transform the impact of trauma, and move towards the change they seek to make in their lives. I believe that as we give voice to our pain within the context of a safe, caring, and validating environment, we are freed to move beyond the pain towards growth, healing and wholeness.
Office in Chilliwack (#201-45778 Gaetz Street)
"My approach to counselling is imbued in attachment theory and is client-centred with an interest in the network of relationships in people’s lives which impact their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. People who see me for counselling can expect a friendly, warm, compassionate and genuine person who works from a place of curiosity. I would be honoured to walk alongside you on your journey toward healing, growth, wellness and peace."
Katharina Rempel (she/her)
We all go through times in our lives when extra support is needed. In reaching for help you've already taken the first courageous step towards healing and eventual greater wholeness. I invite you into a compassionate, warm and non-judgemental journey where you will be safe to work through whatever challenges you bring. My approach is eclectic and grounded in current best practise including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT, EFFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Complex Grief, Loss & Trauma Therapy, Art, Sand & Play Therapy, Attachment Therapy
With respect and gratitude, Columbia Counselling Associates operates on the unceded traditional and ancestral territory of the Sumas First Nation and the Matsqui First Nation. These two First Nations are part of the Stό:lō Nation.
Columbia Counselling Associates
Counsellors work out of various offices in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, and online
Tel: (604) 852-2557