Bonnie Hall, M. Couns.Registered Clinical Counsellor
A designation of BC Association
of Clinical Counsellors
Education and Experience
I have a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle, and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#6921) with a private practice in Richmond, BC. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree (UBC), as well as a Professional Teaching Certificate (UBC) and a diploma (ARCT) in voice performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.
I have been active in the helping professions for over 25 years as an educator and as a counsellor. My experience in working with adults, youth, and children is broad and varied, and includes many years as a high school teacher in greater Vancouver and in Japan, as a private studio piano and voice teacher, and as a counsellor in private practice and in social service agencies. As a therapist, I have effectively addressed diverse individual client concerns including anxiety and depression, performance anxiety and burn-out, anger, stress, trauma, abuse, cross-cultural concerns, ageing, grief and loss, self-esteem, and personal growth. I have worked with couples on issues including marriage preparation, improving problematic relationship patterns, marital stress, and divorce, both as a couples’ counsellor and as a facilitator of couples’ relationship education/therapy groups. In addition, I have helped families with parenting and family concerns, such as transitions within the family life cycle, problematic behaviours in children, and strained relationships between family members.
Passion for Counselling
My professional education, training, and experience, along with personal life experience gained from over 35 years of marriage and having raised three children to adulthood, combine to imbue me with a passion for helping people understand, cope with, and resolve disharmony in their relationships with family members, significant others, and self. I have a general counselling practice in which I help people seeking therapy for a broad range of concerns, and I am particularly drawn to working with couples facing challenges, and to parents and families experiencing difficult transitions or troubled relationships. I am also a registered counsellor with the Crime Victim Assistance Program and with ICBC. If you have been a victim of a crime (including physical or sexual abuse or assault), fees for your counselling sessions may be reimbursed through the CVAP program; if you have suffered trauma in a motor vehicle accident, ICBC may cover your counselling expenses. I welcome people of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and spiritual or religious persuasions.