Welcome to Robert Phillips Counselling, a holistic private counselling practice located in the heart of White Rock, BC. I’m glad you’re here.
You might have some questions about what therapy will look like, and how it will work. Click here to learn more about the counselling process.
Whatever your therapeutic goals are, my professional goal is to provide you with an open heart and a safe space - so that you may confidently explore your own potential for healing. To read more about my philosophy for counselling, please click the “learn more” button below.
202-1548 Johnston Rd.
White Rock, BC
Registered Clinical Counsellor (#16632)
Master of Counselling Psychology
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Master of Music
Areas of Practice
By age 40, at least 50% of the Canadian population will experience mental illness. Depression is one of the most common. Although every person’s journey through depression is different, I have found that mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy are some of the helpful tools in this realm. Whatever it is, I believe we can find ways to deal with and move through depression together.
All behavior serves a purpose, and addiction is no exception. So the question is: what does your addictive substance/behavior do for you? Together, I believe we can discover new ways of coping with life’s many challenges (or feeling “empty”) that are healthier in the long run. As always, if your goal is safe use, I am happy to help with that too.
Anxiety and panic can be debilitating. Luckily, there are ways to cope with these feelings so that they aren’t “running” your life any more. Mindfulness - a practice that originated in Buddhism - can be helpful. We’ll collaborate to find a strategy that works for you.
After experiencing an overwhelming and unexpected event, it can be difficult to live and enjoy the present moment. Integrating a traumatic experience into life is challenging. Intense feelings, flashbacks, and avoidance of triggers - they are all normal responses to trauma. Luckily, there are ways to cope with these feelings so that you may live freely in the present. The past becomes the past.
The Five Stages of Grief (Ross) used to be the “gold standard” for understanding grief. In reality, grief is a deeply personal process, not easily reduced to a set of “stages”. It’s not a formula. There is no “right” way to do it, only your way. And when the feelings become overwhelming, a little support can be helpful.
Major life transitions - like retirement, finishing college, or becoming a parent - are part of the joy of life. However, adjusting to any kind of big change can be hard. If you are passing through a transition and feeling stuck or anxious, the support of a qualified professional can be helpful.