David Bowes, MC, RCC

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Trainer

About Me

“It is a precious thing to be able to join and assist with the process of insight, healing, exploration and transformation which is so unique to each person. This is a responsibility and a sacred trust which I take very seriously. As a counsellor, my priority is to ensure that my clients feel safe, understood, and skillfully supported in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. The person is never the problem – the problem is the problem. My job often involves helping people to discover (or re-discover) their potential and the gifts and treasures within themselves and their worlds which have been blocked, overwhelmed, or silenced along the way. I love the creative process of co-developing personalized skills and strategies with my clients which can help them to break out of “stuckness” and break through (or work around) “blockages” in their lives. It can be difficult to confront the pain, limitations, trauma/s, and/or self-defeating patterns which can keep us from our dreams or from feeling comfortable in our own skin; yet, I am continually amazed at the rewards of these courageous undertakings. I absolutely love this profession and plan to continue to counsel, teach, and learn about this wonder-full and messy thing we call life .. for the rest of my life".

Education & Experience

I am one of the few therapists in BC who is both trained and *experienced* in providing the combination of both neurofeedback and clinical counselling/EMDR.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance


Some extended health benefits will cover counselling with a BCACC Registered Clinical Counsellor - check with your provider.