Our Team

Waypoint’s mission is to give you personalized assistance in connecting you with the right counsellor. We are a local team of counselling professionals, servicing many neighbourhoods throughout Greater Victoria. When you hire one of us, you hire all – we work together to get your the most effective help.

George Bielay is a Registered Clinical Counsellor at Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre in Victoria.

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, RMFT

George Bielay is the Clinical Director of Waypoint Counselling & Referral Centre and has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor since 1991. George has worked in various counseling settings including marriage and family therapy clinics, community mental health agencies, residential treatment centres, employee assistance programs and post-secondary schools and universities. He has taught at the post-secondary level, […]

Manuela Bizzoto is a Registered Clinical Counsellor at Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre in Victoria, BC

Manuela Bizzotto MSc, RCC

Manuela Bizzotto is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked with adults, children and youth since 2004. She has provided counselling services at a couple and family therapy centre, child and youth mental health clinic and adult mental health agency. Her experience includes facilitating groups and workshops. Manuela also provides clinical supervision to professional therapists, […]

Sherry Scheideman, MA, RCC - Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre

Sherry Scheideman, MA, RCC

Sherry Scheideman is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who uses her life experience and training in a mindful and compassionate approach to help her clients gain clarity on transitions (involving family, jobs/careers, school, relocations, finances, health, and aging), and relationships (involving family, friends, partners, lovers, exes, adversaries, bosses, co-workers, community members, neighbours, strangers, bureaucracies, addictive substances […]


Monica Kvas, RCC

Monica Kvas obtained her Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. and a licensed mental health counsellor in the United States. She sees clients across the lifespan beginning at age 5 to geriatric. Her clinical expertise include mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, […]

Douglas J.A. Carter MSW, RSW Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre, Victoria, BC

Douglas J.A. Carter MSW, RSW

Douglas Carter is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work. Doug has worked with families, couples, adults, children and youth, and has over 30 years of experience in the helping professions. He has led psycho-educational groups, supervised a family therapy program, led a men’s support group, provided marital counseling, and […]

Lucia Simoncicova MA RCC - Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre - Victoria and Oak Bay

Lucia Simoncicova, MA, RCC

Lucia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC, specializing in counselling Child, Youth and Families. She is enthusiastic about working with children and youth who are experiencing challenges such as anxiety, grief and loss, stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, depression, anger, parental separation or those with highly sensitive personality. As a child-friendly, sensitive and dedicated […]

Twila Lavender RCC Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre Victoria BC

Twila Lavender, RCC

Twila Lavender is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has spent years studying to broaden her knowledge and understanding in the area of mental health and substance use. She works with youth, adults and couples and uses a variety of approaches in her practice, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Response-Based Therapy (RBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief-Therapy (SFBT), […]

Nadine Weis RCC Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre Victoria British Columbia

Nadine Weis, RCC

Nadine Weis is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. She works with individuals and couples to overcome everyday struggles in order to live their best life possible. She plays varying roles in life including partner, mother, artist, friend, and therapist. Throughout the counselling process, Nadine will collaborate with you to determine how to most effectively […]

Tessa Sivak MC RSW CCC Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre - Westshore - Greater Victoria

Tessa Sivak, MC, RSW, CCC

We are human and challenges arise for each of us. Counselling can be a means of support a way to heal from past experiences and to plan for the future. There are many reasons people access counselling. The most common reasons are: depression or anxiety, relationship issues, social isolation, body issues, motivation, parenting, substance use, […]

Maggie Reidy M.Ed., RCC - Waypoint Counselling + Referral Centre - Counsellors in Victoria BC

Maggie Reidy M.Ed., RCC

Maggie has been a professional counsellor for over 20 years. She has worked with children, youth, teens, adults and families in a variety of counselling settings, including 15 years at the Mary Manning Centre (Child Abuse Counselling & Prevention Centre). Maggie’s goal is to provide people with a comfortable process that supports growth, hope, and change through sincerity, […]

Maggie Claydon RCC Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre Victoria BC Canada

Maggie Claydon, RCC

Maggie Claydon holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She is also a certified EMDR Therapist and registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program. Maggie offers clients a judgement-free space to share their stories, receive support and gain insightful and productive feedback. […]

Ella Morelle MACP RCC Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre Nanaimo Ladysmith

Ella Morelle, MACP, RCC

Elizabeth (Ella) Morelle has been in the business of healing for 25 years. Starting out as a shiatsu practitioner, and teacher, with a long-standing stress management consultancy, she is knowledgeable about eastern and western medicine and combines a cutting edge approach based on the best of ancient wisdom and contemporary science. A healer by nature, […]

Amber Eves M.Ed. RCC - Waypoint Counselling and Referral Centre, Victoria, BC

Amber Eves M.Ed., RCC

Amber Eves has been working in the counselling and education field since 1994.  She has worked within the school and education systems, within the capacity of a counsellor, an educator and a special needs learning instructor and assistant. Amber has been a licensed mental health clinician in community service agencies and has taught counselling curriculum at the […]

Stephen Walker is a Registered Social Worker at Waypoint Counselling & Referral Centre in Victoria

Stephen Walker, MSW, RSW

As a Registered Social Worker, Stephen Walker has counselling experience with charity organizations serving adults, families and youth facing challenges related to addictions, mental health, homelessness and conflict with the law. Stephen’s approach is change focused, centred on understanding each person in their environment tailoring therapeutic interventions to suit their needs.

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