Kind Roots Wellness

 

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Lore McLaren, MTC

Counselling & Facilitation

Passionate about healing. 

 

I am passionate about facilitating and upholding the inherent ability

we all have as human beings to heal. 

I am dedicated to creating connections that strengthen individual

and collective awareness, compassion and possibility.

I am committed to supporting each person's courage, right, will

and practice to enact resonant and fulfilling change.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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Approach to Counselling

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I am a registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.  I am also a professional member of the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

 

I provide counselling to adults and youth (15+) with support for:

anxiety

stress

depression

trauma

grief/loss

gender identity/ transition

LGBTQ2S+

substance use/addiction

relationships

personal growth

 

I integrate the following approaches:

 

relational somatic therapy

expressive arts therapy 

trauma-informed

gender-affirming 

mindfulness-based

biopsychosocial-spiritual

harm reduction

social justice

feminist

 

To determine if I may be the right fit for you, contact me for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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Kind Roots Wellness

I hold space for empowerment and vulnerability.

I welcome and respect people of all diversities.

Counselling

 
Lore McLaren

I welcome the whole self: mind, body, soul, spirit.

I honour that we each have our own path and our own timing.

The counselling relationship with each clients is built upon:

 

Safety and Trust 

Your sense of safety and trust is of utmost importance to me.

 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is strictly upheld.

 

Self-determination

You determine your own path.  You are the expert on your own life.  I will listen deeply.  I will guide you as you determine your goals and support you to reach them.

 

Intuition

What you feel, what you sense and what your body tells you are invaluable sources of wisdom.  I will help you to connect with and follow your intuition.

 

Creativity

Imagination and creativity are core ingredients in creating positive change for yourself.  I will support you to find, explore and strengthen your creative energy.

With skill and empathy, I will support you to:

 

Regulate your emotions - connect with, understand, accept and transform painful emotions.

Strengthen self care - notice, listen, and pay attention to your feelings, thoughts, boundaries, needs and goals.

Discover and build upon your strengths, coping strategies, resources and resilience. 

Develop and deepen self love and connection with others.

Explore and expand your authenticity and creative vitality.

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Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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Rates

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Rates

$110 per 60-minute individual session

$160 per 90-minute individual session

Methods of payment include e-transfer, cash and cheque.

Insurance

Sessions may be covered if you have extended health benefits through:

 

Pacific Blue Cross

Sun Life

Green Shield

Equitable Life of Canada

Claim Secure

Manulife

Please check your insurance plan and feel free to contact me with any questions.

I am an approved counsellor for Crime Victims Assistance Program.

Appointments

In person, online or phone.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice or the full session will be charged.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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About Me

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Lore McLaren, MTC

I have experienced trauma and suffering.  The wounding and the healing in my life have both shaped and inspired me.   I also know deep transformational healing.  I've reached recovery, health and vitality.  With this foundation of wellbeing and professional skill, I offer a strong presence, knowledge and compassionate support.

Outside my counselling practice, I am an artist and community organizer who is passionate about wilderness, nature, plants and wildlife. I love swimming, paddling, hiking, forests, art making, gardening, and the stars.  

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Gender Affirming and LGBTQ2S+ Inclusive Training

Focused on trans and gender affirming care, the training I offer is engaging, experiential and dynamic.  I present clear and compassionate opportunities to improve individual and organizational awareness and skill in gender inclusive service delivery. 

Language and terminology, potential barriers and impacts, policy and practice, and examples of lived experience are introduced and clarified.  Concrete tools, in accordance with best practices are offered to evolve understanding, language, and behaviour to ensure more welcoming and safer spaces and services for trans, non-binary, gender diverse children, youth and LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages.

I offer consultation, facilitation, training and presentations to service providers in social services, health care, community organizations, school districts, municipal government and local businesses.

Workshops are also available for youth and community groups.

Past clients include:

City of Campbell River, City of Courtenay,  John Howard Society, Foundry Campbell River, Island Health, 'Namgis First Nation, Tla'amin Health, Vancouver Island Regional Library, North Island School Districts, Campbell River Youth Action Committee, North Island Employment Foundations Society.

Rates 

Half day (3 hour) workshop: $750

Full day (6 hour) workshop:  $1500

Plus travel costs

For best learning outcomes, I recommend group numbers not exceed 25.

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Facilitation Testimonials

 “This is one of the best and informative workshops I’ve ever been to.”

 

“I’ve been given the tools and greater confidence in having these difficult but necessary conversations.”

 

“It was an excellent workshop, Lore  You did remarkably well when challenged!”

 

“This was a great first step for our agency in awareness on this vast topic.  It was perfect!”

"Lore was very engaging and humble.  A very valuable day."

 

"Lore's facilitation and presenter skills are top-notch.”

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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Contact

Offering in-person, online and phone counselling. 

To book a session, a consultation or

if you have any questions at all, phone, text or email me.

 

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |  kindrootswellness@pm.me

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