Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Fostering resiliency and balance in individuals and families

Your well being is of utmost importance. There may be times when you or your loved one would benefit from counselling services to work through an area of concern or process changes. Counselling is often the ideal space to do some of these processes. By setting aside some time to focus on mental mealth and well being, you are creating an opportunity to bring your best self to your family and other areas of your life.

Extended medical can often be used for Registered Clinical Counselling services, your AFB funds may also be used. If you have any questions regarding funding and payment, we are happy to answer questions. FIVE is also committed to giving back to our community through the provision of pro bono services for families that cannot afford to pay for this service. We will begin with offering 10% of our counsellor’s hours free and work up to 20% or 6 of 30 hours/week free of charge. You can speak to someone on your FIVE team, or our counsellor, if you sense that you would qualify for this program. 

My name is Erin Farley, and I am thrilled to provide mental health support with the FIVE team.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a member of the BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors. I began connecting with families as a Behaviour Interventionist seven years ago, and am excited to be bringing all that I learned from those individuals into my clinical role.  I offer an integrative theoretical approach that incorporates Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. In counselling session, I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment to explore areas of your choosing, at your own pace. My passion is supporting people and seeing them thrive!

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy Group for Adults
  • Mindfulness  * Emotional Regulation * Distress Tolerance *Interpersonal Effectiveness *
  • Next group will start in September 2020

Based on the principles of DBT, this group introduces the concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The 12-week group will be facilitated by a Registered Clinical counselor and will provide a setting for members to engage in sharing and support. This combination of skills and support is an opportunity to understand reactions and develop strategies for difficult situations.

  • Cost: $250 for 12-week session

FIVE Counselling Offices are in the Datatech building at the corner of Borden and Mackenzie. We are easy to access via bus, vehicle or bike. Find our comfortable space at #314 – 1095 McKenzie Ave. 

Erin works Tuesday-Friday from the office space. 

You may reach out for services by calling: 250-483-6220 – ext 4040. You may also reach out through the contact page on this website, or email:

We provide support to people experiencing: 

– depression,

– anxiety and stress,

– grief and loss, and

– major life transitions.

Learn more about Erin’s therapeutic orientation by clicking on the links below:

 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy