Kind Roots Wellness
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.
Approach to Counselling
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 specialized support for:
gender identity/ transition
accessing creative vitality
I integrate the following approaches:
expressive arts therapy
relational somatic therapy
To determine if I may be the right fit for you, feel free to contact me for a free 20 minute phone consultation.
I hold space for empowerment and vulnerability.
I welcome and respect people of all diversities.
I welcome the whole self: mind, body, 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 is strictly upheld.
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.
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.
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.
$110 per 60-minute individual session
$150 per 90-minute individual session
Methods of payment include e-transfer, cash and cheque.
Sessions may be covered if you have extended health benefits through:
Pacific Blue Cross
Equitable Life of Canada
Please check your insurance plan and feel free to contact me with any questions.
I am an approved counsellor for Crime Victims Assistance Program.
In person, online or phone.
Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice or the full session will be charged.
Wednesday 8:45 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 8:45 AM – 8 PM
Friday 8:45 AM – 6 PM
Lore McLaren, MTC
I too have experienced pain, suffering, trauma and hurt. The wounding and the healing in my life have both shaped me and inspired me. I also know deep transformational healing. I've reached recovery, health and vitality. With this foundation of wellbeing and professional expertise, I offer strong presence, skill 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 ocean swimming, kayaking, hiking, forests, hot baths, art making, gardening, and the stars.
Gender Affirming and LGBTQI2S+ 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.
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.
“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.”
To book a counselling session, a free 20 minute initial phone consultation or
if you have any questions at all, please phone, text or email.
625 11th Ave, Suite B
Campbell River, BC
I acknowledge with gratitude and respect that I work on the territory of the Ligwilda'xw people, Wei Wai Kum Nation.
My office is unfortunately not fully accessible and located on the 2nd floor with stair access only. Please contact me with any access needs, questions or concerns.
The location includes a parking lot and street parking is available.