Carolyn Broadhurst


Clinical Counsellor

Carolyn completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She has several years of experience in a variety of community settings, including a BC government mental health agency and the BC public school system. Carolyn welcomes clients of all ages and presenting concerns for individual counselling, but she considers her primary area of strength to be child, youth, and young adult mental health issues (and/or their parents).

Carolyn’s core approach to working with clients is attachment-based and client-centered. She uses interventions that incorporate mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) techniques. She also strongly believes in offering support to individuals and families through advocacy and case management, such as verbal/written communication with schools, doctors, and social workers.

Carolyn invites you in for a FREE 30-minute consultation before booking your first session.

*She offers a special student rate for current VIU students (or other post-secondary) and a sliding scale for low-income families*
*Please speak with Carolyn directly about special rates.


Carolyn offers counselling sessions at our Central clinic location. 



Presenting concerns may include:

  • Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, test/performance-related anxiety, perfectionism, specific phobias, somatic and sensory issues)
  • Depression (and other mood-related disorders)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) ADHD (challenges with impulse-control, self-awareness, social skills)
  • Anger and extreme behaviour
  • Intense emotional dysregulation, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviour
  • Grief and loss (death, relationship dissolution, divorce/separation)
  • Gender and sexual identity stress
  • Trauma (acute or chronic), attachment rupture
  • Parenting stress
  • Work-related stress, life balance, transitions