Deborah Brakeley


Counsellor, Collaborative Divorce Coach, Child Specialist.

I have enjoyed my work as a counsellor with children, adults and families since 1983. I have worked within organizations, a medical clinic, and then in private practice as a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

I view counselling as a holistic process that takes into account the whole person. That is, the mental, practical, emotional, relational, and spiritual aspects of life as well as the capacity for strength, courage, transformation, and well-being.

I support individuals in expanding their outlook, awareness, and experience of life so that it includes an increased sense of truth, wholeness, connection, purpose, compassion, optimism, and joy! I support couples who wish to maintain and deepen intimate and long-term relationships. Couples’ counselling includes communication and conflict resolution skills as well as the growth of emotional and intimate connection.

I provide emotional and practical support to parents and children experiencing change and loss associated with separation and divorce. I work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach and Mediator with couples and parents and Child Specialist or Counsellor with children experiencing their parents’ separation. I help separating parents develop co-parenting skills and a comprehensive parenting plan including parenting time. I support parents’ efforts in making life-enhancing decisions as they experience the re-structuring their family.

I meet with clients at my office in the South Granville area in Vancouver and I can also set up phone and Skype counselling sessions.

© 2013. Deborah Brakeley 604-224-8937 · #501 - 1587 West 8, Vancouver ·