Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA)
Cate has a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from City University and has worked in human services for over twenty-years as an educator, counsellor, and support worker with diverse populations. Cate also instructs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and central to her teaching practice is mentorship. Cate has recently returned to counselling after taking time off to raise her child and is now pursuing additional hours of supervised practice, in order to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
For Cate, the heart of counselling is a meaningful conversation between two people who mutually agree to participate. She regards challenges in life as a natural part of human experience and therefore she approaches experiences such as depression, addiction, and anxiety from a non-judgemental perspective. Inherent within her counselling philosophy is the belief in the human desire for self-understanding with a natural tendency toward growth and development. Cate supports this natural human process by being genuine, authentic, supportive, and understanding.
Throughout her career, Cate has worked with adolescents and adults across a range of issues. She takes an integrative approach to counselling and uses the conversational mode of therapy informed by psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, person-centred therapy, and existentialism.
Cate is comfortable providing counselling for a range of issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, infidelity, relationships, managing emotions, identity development, parenthood and single parenthood including parents who have children with exceptionalities. Currently, she provides counselling to teenagers and adults.
Cate provides counselling services in English.
Vancouver Intern Counsellor, Cate Tohill, is accepting new clients in our secure Virtual Clinic on Tuesdays and Saturdays. As an Intern Counsellor, Cate will be under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director.
To inquire about booking a first appointment with Cate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a reply from Central Booking to assist with this process.