Rod Horner is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) offering individual and couples counselling in the Greater Victoria area focusing on issues related to anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, grief, substance abuse, communication, goal setting, career changes, life transitions and more. He offers counselling in-person or by phone or secure video.
Rod uses a Solution-Focused method which sees the client as the expert in their life and uses a collaborative approach to identify goals and map a way forward. As well, Rod uses elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to measure progress towards those goals.
As a couples counsellor, Rod believes people are better together. Communication is the key; what is needed is the ability to communicate one’s needs respectfully to a partner. However, Rod believes it is unproductive to stay in unfair, contemptuous, or toxic relationships where there is an unwillingness to change.
Before turning to counselling, Rod had successful careers in television and public affairs. During his time working in television he was responsible for major event coverage and also worked as a reporter and assignment editor. Growing up he worked in lumber mills on Vancouver Island.
Clients describe Rod as warm, caring, and easy to work with. They say his lived experience is invaluable in providing perspective on their present challenges.
Rod enjoys travel, reading, being part of a community choir, working out, and the pleasures and challenges four children and seven grandchildren bring.
Rod’s areas of practice includes:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Couples counselling
- Indigenous clients
- Self Esteem
- Addictions and substance use
- Chronic illness
- Pain management
- Sleep issues
- Career counselling
- Anger Management
- Successful aging
- Body image
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
Counselling approaches used:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Gottman Method – couples
- Existential Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotionally-Focused Therapy
- Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
- Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)