Registered Clinical Counsellor
Prenatal and postpartum counselling
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.
January 2018 Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good holiday season in December. My family and I travelled to Calgary, which was FREEZING
October 2017 I've got a course about to begin (starts Nov. 2) for new mothers that I'm really excited about! Here are the details: A 5-week group course for women with new (5 months and under) babies (Babies welcome!). Topics include, but are not limited to, identity, self-care, trusting the self, relationships, and building community. Cost: $200.
Contact Heather Doidge-Sidhu, MA, RCC, CCC to sign up:
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.
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.