Kind Roots Wellness


Lore McLaren, MTC

Counselling & Facilitation

Passionate about healing. 


I am passionate about supporting the inherent ability

we have as human beings, to heal. 

I am dedicated to expanding paths and connections that create,

and strengthen awareness, kindness and compassion

toward ourselves, each other and our world.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |

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 (12+) with specialized support for:





gender identity/ transition


substance use/addiction


accessing creative vitality


I integrate the following approaches:


trauma-informed counselling

mindfulness-based trauma counselling

expressive arts therapy

strengths-based counselling

relational somatic therapy

gender-affirming counselling

biopsychosocial-spiritual model

harm reduction

social justice

transpersonal healing


To see if I may be the right fit for you, feel free to contact me for a free

20 minute phone consultation.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |



I hold space for empowerment and transformation.

I welcome and respect people of all diversities.




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

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.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |



$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 care benefits through Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Green Shield, Equitable Life of Canada, Claim Secure or 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.


In person, phone or Skype/Zoom

Cancellation Policy

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


Counselling Hours

Wednesday 8:45 AM – 5 PM

Thursday    8:45 AM – 8 PM

Friday         8:45 AM  – 6 PM

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |

Gender Affirming and LGBTQ2S+ Inclusive Training

Focused on trans and gender affirming care, the training I offer is engaging, experiential and tailored to meet identified needs. Language and terminology, potential barriers and impacts, policy and practice and examples of lived experience are introduced and clarified.  I present clear and compassionate opportunities to examine individual and collective perception and bias, reflect upon and respectfully disrupt societally embedded and oppressive gender norms.   Concrete tools, in accordance with best practices are offered to evolve understanding, language, and behaviour to ensure welcoming, inclusive 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 health care, social services, 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.”

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |


About Me


Lore McLaren, MTC

Like everyone, I 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, and wildlife. I love ocean swimming, kayaking, hiking, forests, hot baths, art making, gardening, the stars and sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all.



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 me.


Lore McLaren | 250-202-6230 |



#300-1170 Shoppers Row

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 partially accessible and located on the 3rd floor.  The elevator measures 66" wide, 40" 3/4 deep with a 35" wide elevator door.  Entrances do not have an automated door and the front entrance is 42" wide and has a lip. 

I am happy to meet you when you arrive.  Please contact me with any access needs, questions or concerns.

There is a spacious single stall, all-gender washroom on the 3rd floor and street parking is available.

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