Bachelor of Arts degree (BA)
Graduate Intern Counsellor
Cole is a Graduate Intern Counsellor from Yorkville University and currently working on his Master of Counselling Psychology degree. For nearly a decade, his passion for mental health has grown and led to a desire to help others. Cole recognizes that overcoming the stigma associated with depression, anxiety, burnout etc., is a very important (and sometimes difficult) step to take. When the time is right, Cole would be happy to offer support, compassion and encouragement to overcome any challenges you are experiencing.
With an eclectic career, Cole looks to incorporate experiences and lessons he has gained from his work within the sports and autism sectors. Attributes such as patience, understanding, teamwork, dedication and commitment to others have all been vital components of his professional development thus far. He appreciates that some clients may have an initial hesitation when seeking therapy but is excited to demonstrate that counselling can be a valuable, friendly, and pleasant form of self-care.
Cole looks at the relationship between himself and his client(s) as a partnership. With a Person-Centred focus, he aims to listen and better understand the thoughts, feelings and various perspectives of clients before forming any opinions or preconceived notions. After learning more about the client, a personalized approach to therapy can be undertaken as each person’s therapeutic needs are unique. Ideally, they will feel comfortable being their authentic self as encouragement and acceptance are some of his strongest held values within the therapeutic alliance. Cole likes to incorporate different methods and techniques from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural and Person-Centred Therapy approaches.
Cole provides counselling services in English.
Graduate Intern Counsellor Cole Renner, is accepting new referrals at our Downtown Vancouver location on Saturdays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request information about booking a first meeting and you will receive a reply from Central Booking to assist in the process.
Cole is also accepting new referrals at our Burnaby / Metrotown office where he sees clients on Tuesdays. Please email email@example.com to request information about booking a first meeting and you will receive a reply from Central Booking to assist in the process.