Jonathan Watters is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). He works with individuals and couples using a variety of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gottman’s Couples Therapy method (GCT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He sees counselling as a joint effort between therapist and client and strives to offer practical counselling that fits best for individuals’ and couples’ needs, goals, and values.
Early on in life, Jonathan realized that he wanted to help people through life’s trials and hardships. He believes that everyone can connect with their own inner strength and understanding but may need support and space to develop the skills and insight to do so. It was during his undergraduate (BSc) studies at the University of Victoria that he felt counselling and coaching were his way of making a difference in the lives of others. He later honed his knowledge and skills for counselling at Yorkville University and completed a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP).
Jonathan offers a nonjudgmental, respectful, collaborative, and supportive environment. He helps clients slow down and experience their life, so they explore, process, organize, plan, and act. He is not afraid to point out and work with individuals and couples to uncover and address maladaptive behaviours, outdated and unrealistic expectations, and problematic and distorted thinking.