Lola Storry is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, working out of a comfortable and accessible office in Colwood, BC. Lola provides counselling in-person, by phone or by secure video. In addition to her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Lola brings 10+ years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, supporting individuals who have survived trauma, sexual violence and interpersonal abuse.
Lola works with people who have experienced childhood abuse or neglect, attachment challenges, chronic illness or terminal health diagnoses, anxiety and grief and loss. Her clinical specialty is trauma, and she primarily works from a somatic-relational perspective, which is informed by Polyvagal Theory and Right Brain Psychotherapy. Essentially, this means that Lola supports her clients as they develop an experiential understanding of safety within the counselling relationship, while also using mindful body awareness to develop an internal sense of safety and self-trust. When we feel safe, we are able to heal and integrate experiences of trauma and distress. Lola practices in a warm, open-hearted and regulated way. From this place of regulation, Lola can offer skills to support her clients as they discover their own sense of internal peace, acceptance and belonging.
Lola also works with people who are experiencing significant life experiences as adults – such as understanding their neurodivergence, exploring their sexual or gender identities, or transitioning through divorce, parenting or caregiving challenges. Each of these experiences calls on us to understand ourselves and our world in a new way and therapy can provide a welcoming place to do this work.
Outside of the office, Lola enjoys spending time with the precious people and animals that she loves. For fun, Lola is into distance running, reading and travel. Interesting facts come with a lot of pressure, but one boring fact about Lola is that she can never find her car keys.
Client Focus: Adults
Approaches used: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Approaches, Relational Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-informed, Attachment Theory