Maren Ronne, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Be Spoke Centre: confidential and compassionate counselling for adults and teens
Do you feel anxious, depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a loss? Do you experience feelings of panic or compulsiveness, or find yourself not acting as your ‘best self’ just a little too often? Are you struggling with a lack of direction or purpose?
I work with the gamut of human expression, from focusing on ‘right now’ solutions to get you functioning more as you want to be at work, school, and within your relationships, to the more existential questions about purpose and meaning.
$120 per session for individuals. The fee for couples is $150 per session. Additionally, I keep a few non-profit spaces open. Please feel free to discuss any financial barriers to your therapy and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Please email me to set up a 15-minute telephone consultation (no fee).
Your needs determine the counselling approach. Typically, counsellors will incorporate any number of therapeutic modalities: elements from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential approaches, Internal Family Systems (IFS), sensorimotor work, etc. Ultimately though, the most essential element within any counselling relationship is that you are comfortable with me and that you feel that you are in a compassionate and safe space.
I like to have a telephone conversation with new clients so we can get a feel for each other before you commit to a session.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, sessions will now be via video or telephone.
My background is in urban healthcare where for over a decade my role as a Spiritual Health Practitioner was to attend to the spiritual/religious, cultural, and emotional needs of patients coming to our hospital for care. I have journeyed in this way with patients experiencing traumatic grief and sudden traumatic physical injury, loss of a loved one, emotional and cultural injury, and terminal illnesses.
I now work as a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver, BC.