Shelley Ugyan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 25 years experience located in Vancouver, BC. She offers counselling in-person or by phone or video. Shelley provides individual counselling for anxiety, depression, trauma or loss, long term pain, anger and interpersonal issues. Shelley also provides relationship counselling for couples. Shelley has extensive expertise in working with eating disorders, trauma, body image issues and anxiety.
In Shelley’s clinical practice, both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy are the evidence based therapies of choice as both cognitive and emotional areas of healing can be facilitated congruently. CBT being a goal oriented, hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving, has shown to be the gold standard when it comes to managing stress, anxiety and depression and provides an opportunity for real transformative change in a relatively short time. Schema Therapy is an evidence based integrative approach for longer term disorders and unconscious self defeating patterns which uses experimental techniques, imagery, and clinical hypnosis as needed, to rewire subconscious thoughts and beliefs. Shelley’s approach includes more advanced techniques as well such as EMDR, Dialogue communication, ego state therapy, clinical hypnosis, and Behavioural activation strategies for long term change.
Clients describe Shelley as warm, empathetic, insightful,and personable. She considers a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship to be the most important part of counselling. Shelley spends her free time dancing tango and walking in the forests of BC.
She is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and is also a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BC) and the BC College of teachers.