Registered Clinical Counsellor

​Prenatal and postpartum counselling

Heather Doidge-Sidhu

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.

Currently ...

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: 
P: 778-288-7082. 
E: counsellorheather@gmail.com


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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.

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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