Maureen is the Founder of the Novo Counselling Collective. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in Perinatal Mental Health and family wellness.
Maureen O'Connor, MA, RCC, CYCW
Maureen is the Founder of the Novo Counselling Collective. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in Perinatal Mental Health and family wellness. Her primary focus is supporting individuals and couples who may be experiencing difficulties related to pregnancy/postpartum adjustment, fertility stress, family-building, and family transitions. Much of Maureen's work involves supporting clients who may be experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, and loss in their journey toward parenthood. She is an experienced grief and loss counsellor who also provides Perinatal Bereavement support to parents who have endured miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and child loss.
Chris Rensch, MA, RCC

Chris Rensch, MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with specialized training in trauma therapies.

He works with children and adults who feel stuck—like they can’t move beyond the abuse or trauma they’ve experienced, even if it took place long ago. He has a lifelong passion for helping kids overcome hardship—abuse, trauma, anxiety or just the daily stress that comes from living in a divided home.

With an MA in Counselling Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from Trinity Western University, Chris takes a person-centered, humanistic approach. He helps children and adults become the best version of themselves.

Chris’s approach is not to treat symptoms from the top down, but to create lasting change from the bottom up. It’s a highly client-centered approach, rooted in the belief that we all have the inner ability to help ourselves. His goal is to give new hope to kids (and to their parents) as they step into daily life with security, certainty, and joy.

Counsellor Jude Weir

Jude Weir

Jude is an experienced, compassionate, client-centered counsellor whose passion is working with adults and couples struggling with personal and/or relationship issues. She also specializes in dementia support, providing counselling services to individuals and families affected by this life-changing diagnosis - enabling the person with the condition, as well as their family and friends, to come to terms with this traumatic and life-changing diagnosis: to understand it, to plan, and to make life as manageable as possible for everyone involved.
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Nancy B. Matechuk, MC, RCC

Nancy has over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and mediator with a broad range of specialized training supporting individuals and families.

Nancy is committed to client-centered practice. She believes the therapeutic relationship represents a foundation for growth and helps to build on the client’s inherent strengths and capacities. This relationship is central in the process of exploring possibilities for change.

In her work as a counsellor, Nancy draws on the principles of narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution-focused therapy. When working with children, Nancy also includes the expressive arts

Nancy has specialized training in substance use, mood, anxiety disorders, adolescent counselling, childhood stress, trauma, and maladaptive behaviours.

In her work as a mediator, Nancy takes an impartial role and is skilled in helping parties identify underlying causes of conflict and in helping parties reach resolution. Nancy’s specialized training in mediation includes parent-teen mediation and parenting after separation mediation.

Nancy is a registered member of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, B.C Play Therapy Association, Moderation Management Therapists Association and Family Mediation Canada. She is also a qualified Crime Victim’s Assistance Therapist.

Julie Bohni, MA, RCC

Julie Bohni, MA, RCC

Julie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), with 25 years of relational leadership experience and influence in the lives of young people. A unique focus of Julie’s is offering group therapy (for adolescents and adults) to approach wellness for those struggling with anxiety. She is passionate about neuroscience and accessing our nervous system to build awareness and regulation. She is here to hold space for you, not to judge or give advice, but to provide a safe environment to hear you and help you process, uncover, discover and heal.

Julie’s life experience and empathetic understanding contribute to meeting you where you are at and using an integrated approach to best suit your needs to offer connection and perspective.

novo: to begin anew; renew; revive

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