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Lore McLaren, MTC

Counselling & Facilitation

Passionate about healing. 

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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  |

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Approach to Counselling

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 (16+) with support for:





gender identity/ transition


personal growth

spiritual path


I integrate the following approaches:


relational somatic therapy

mindfulness-based trauma counselling

expressive arts therapy 

gender-affirming practise

social justice



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  |

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Kind Roots Wellness

I hold space for empowerment and vulnerability.

I welcome and respect people of all diversities.



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 client 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 felt sense.



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

With skill and empathy, I 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, resources, coping and thriving strategies.

Develop and deepen self love and connection with others.

Explore and expand your authenticity and creative vitality.

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$120 per 60-minute individual session

$180 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

Sun Life

Green Shield

Equitable Life of Canada

Claim Secure


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 and online when needed.

Cancellation Policy

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

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |

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About Me

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 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, gardening, paddling, hiking, forests, and the stars.  

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Gender Affirming and 2SLGBTQ+ 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 health impacts, policy and practice, as well as examples of lived experience are introduced and clarified.  Concrete tools, in accordance with best practices, are offered to evolve understanding, language, and action, all to ensure more welcoming and safer spaces and services for trans, non-binary, gender diverse children, youth and 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

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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  |

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Offering in-person sessions

in Nelson and Kaslo, BC

and, online sessions when needed.

To book a session, a consultation or

if you have questions, phone, email or text me.

Lore McLaren  |  250-202-6230  |

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Nelson, BC


Thursdays & Fridays

In person

Kaslo, BC



In person

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