Registered Clinical Counsellor

​Prenatal and postpartum counselling

About Me


​Counselling is my calling.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#11848) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (#7486).  I hold an MA in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and a BA from the University of Victoria. I consider myself to be a  strong advocate for social justice issues, and a lifelong mental illness stigma-fighter.

I celebrate human diversity and welcome individuals from all forms of families into my practice. I offer counselling services in-person in Victoria, BC, and around the world online.   My featured service is in-home prenatal and postpartum therapy in Victoria, BC.

Counselling Philosophy


Life is beautiful. Life is excruciating. Oftentimes, it is both at the exact same time, and this can be very challenging.

I personally learn and re-learn that lesson every single day, particularly in my newest adventure as a mother.

My counselling approach begins with the belief that many people have not received the unconditional positive regard they need to feel well in body and mind. I offer you my genuine, non-judgmental support and belief that you are the expert of your own life and that your behaviours, thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations happen for a reason. 

Major life events, such as becoming a parent, can often trigger the opening of old emotional and psychological wounds and evoke a desire to heal past traumas in order to fully embrace the new challenges ahead. 
I am comfortable offering counselling using techniques from many theoretical orientations, including person centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, Adlerian, sand tray, and feminist and other systems approaches. Furthermore, I have training in clinical hypnosis, which is a powerful, positive tool to help people with a wide variety of issues.

Heather Doidge-Sidhu

Currently ...

January 2017: I have an office!  I'm happy to announce I have work space I'm sharing with several other healthcare practitioners at 1005 Cook Street.  I'm thrilled to be in the space I'm in - it suits how I work perfectly.  It's a peaceful way to begin the New Year.  I'm also pleased to be running another tutorial group for Adler University students in Vancouver over two weekends.


December 2017: Christmas this year is in Calgary with my husband's family, following a brief visit with friends in Vancouver.  I can't believe how much snow there is in Vancouver and how cold and windy it is in Victoria!


October 2016: Planning a one-year-old's Hallowe'en experience, settling in to a new city, researching and looking for childcare, planning how to re-open my practice, making new friends, re-connecting with old friends, travelling back and forth to the mainland to conduct psychology tutorials for Adler University students, WHEW!  It's been a busy month.


September 2016: Our five weeks of family separation finally ended as we found housing in Victoria, so my daughter and I were able to join my husband on the Island, where he's been working in his new job since mid-August.  We're so relieved that we no longer have to live in two separate cities.  The little one misses her Dad SOOOO much!  It's very bittersweet (as mentioned before, I know) to move, as we leave truly spectacular people, our family-by-choice, many of them, in the Big City as we downsize to the Island.


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Location

I offer in-person counselling services at 202-1005 Cook Street in Victoria, BC, providing services for  individuals, couples, and groups.

I also offer in-home counselling sessions for pregnant individuals at home on bedrest and for new mothers in the first few months postpartum, with a referral from your midwife or doctor.

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