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Welcome to Clayton Counselling Services. We are located in Duncan, British Columbia and are pleased to offer extensive counselling service, with over thirty years of professional experience. We are dedicated to building healthy, thriving, communities so don’t hesitate to click below and learn more about our services.

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Proudly delivering over fifty-five years of combined, professional counselling services for families and individuals. We are highly specialized in Addiction, Cognitive Therapy, Anger Management and much more. Don’t hesitate to click below and learn more.

About Clayton Counselling
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Dr. Clayton, B.A. : M.Div. : D.Min : PhD (Psych) RCC has been providing exceptional counselling services in Ontario and British Columbia since 1997. A key member of several associations, Dr. Clayton has clearly demonstrated the highest quality counselling services in his community. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

About Dr. Kent
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Jan Clayton: B.A. (Psych); M.A. (Psych) is a highly respected Family Therapist with over twenty-five years of professional Clinical Counselling Experience, specializing in adolescents, families, individuals and couples. Don’t hesitate to click below and learn more.

About Jan
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Clayton Counselling Services is pleased to offer a wide variety of effective, professional support services for Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Family, Addictions and so much more. Click here to learn more about our services and book a consultation, today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Counselling Services
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Today is the right day to become a healthier, happier, better version of yourself. We are here for you and no one should go through addiction alone. Our professional counselors are here to help! Click below to learn more and get started!

Substance Addictions
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We help you focus on your triggers and managing those situations, with our Anger Management therapy. Don’t hesitate to click below to learn more. We are ready, willing and available to be of assistance.

Anger Management
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Anxiety and Depression are best dealt with through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has been widely shown as an effective treatment of phobias, depression and anxiety. Click below to learn more.

Anxiety and Depression
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Bereavement is the grief and mourning experience following the death of someone important to you. While it’s an inevitable part of life—something that virtually all of us go through at some point—losing someone you love can be one of the most painful experiences you’ll ever have to endure. Don’t hesitate to learn more, we are here to help!

Bereavement Grief and Loss
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Bullying isn't just linked to depression and anxiety, it can also lead to more subtle effects such as problems with trust and self-esteem. Click below to learn more!

Anger Bullying and Depression
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We are pleased to offer expert child custody evaluation services, by our trained mental health professionals. Let us compile all the necessary details and reporting in the best interests of your child.

Child Custody Evaluations
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Understanding and adjusting to a new culture can come as shock to some people. Whether you are now living in a new culture or are trying to bridge cultural gaps in your relationships, it can be difficult to navigate cultural boundaries. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Cross Cultural Issues
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You can count on Clayton Counselling for Trauma and Crisis Intervention for our variety of approaches to provide psychological and emotional support to those experiencing stress in the immediate aftermath of traumatic event. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Crisis and Trauma Intervention
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If you are experiencing domestic abuse or family violence, please tell us as our services are highly geared towards you circumstances. Click below to learn more.

Domestic and Family Violence
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Family conflict occurs every day. Typically, when family members have different views or beliefs that clash, this can lead to family conflict. Sometimes, when people misunderstand each other and jump to the wrong conclusion, this can often lead to arguments and resentment. Don't hesitate click below and learn more.

Family Conflicts
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Our services are invaluable during conflicts. Our professional services can help families resolve conflict in a practical, safe and positive manner. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Family Mediation / Resolution
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Clayton Counselling is pleased to offer professional Marriage and Family Therapy Counselling Service in British Columbia. You have come to the right place if you are seeking relationship counseling for yourself, significant other or family member. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Marriage / Family Counselling
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Clayton Counselling is pleased to offer the equivalent, hours-long conversation about your hopes, expectations and dreams as your prepare for the fine institution of marriage. We are here to help every step of the way! Don’t hesitate to click on the link below to learn more.

Marriage Preperation
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Let’s face it: Parents face difficult issues such as discipline, bad decision making of their kids, poor friend choices and school problems, all the time. The single parenting struggles aren’t always as much about the child, but the parent’s issues that make it more complicated. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Parenting Problems
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The average individual will change careers several times during his or her working life, according to career statistics. With an ever increase number of career choices, Clayton Counselling is here to help you on your life journey. Click below and learn more.

Personal and Career Changes
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is classified as a mental health condition, triggered by a terrifying event – either experiencing it or witnessing it. Some symptoms may include nightmares, anxiety, flashbacks as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
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Fear of Public Speaking or public speaking anxiety is a type of social anxiety and single most commonly feared situation. Clayton Counselling has helped hundreds with the verbal communication skills to improve careers, social life and overall confidence. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Public Speaking
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Clayton Counselling is pleased to offer professional Relationship Counselling Service. We help couples create more closeness and security with each other by exploring issues such as communication, infidelity and communication. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Relationship Counselling
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Self esteem therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy) is effective in the treatment of low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. We can help you recognize the cause and monitor negative beliefs, doubt, and anxiety in order to alleviate painful feelings which will help you take constructive action. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Self Esteem
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Clayton Counselling is pleased to offer a wide spectrum of techniques and therapies aimed at controlling a person’s level of stress, particularly chronic stress, usually for the purposes of and for the motive of improving everyday functioning. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Stress Management
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According to proponents of the concept, sexual addition, also known as sex addiction, is a state usually characterized by compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity, particularly sexual intercourse, despite negative consequences. Click below and learn more.

Sexual Addiction
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Sexual dysfunction applies to both males and females. It can include pain during intercourse, involuntary painful contraction of the muscles, lack of interest or trouble having sex or enjoying sex. Don’t hesitate to click below and learn more!

Sexual Dysfunction
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Child Sexual Abuse, also called Child Molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. If you’re a survivor of childhood sex abuse, Clayton Counselling is here to help. Don’t hesitate to click below and learn more.

Survivor of Childhood Sex Abuse
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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more

Our Service Areas
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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Counselling in Chemainus
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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Counselling in Duncan
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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Counselling in Ladysmith
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To help serve you better, we are conveniently located just a few moments from the Trans Canada Highway. We are pleased to be of service through our local communities, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to click below and learn more.

Counselling in Mill Bay
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A frequently asked questions list is often used in articles, websites, email lists, and online forums where common questions tend to recur, for example through posts or queries by new users related to common knowledge gaps. This is no different in the counselling world, so we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. Don't hesitate to click below to learn more.

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Mon - Fri: 9AM - 7PM
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(250) 597-8274

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6038 Sterling Dr., Unit 7 Duncan BC V9L 5K4 Canada

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Bereavement Grief & Loss

We’ve heard the term before “Loss is a part of life”. It comes quite a few forms and everyone reacts differently to the loss of a loved one or pet. Living with loss can be especially hard when it does occour and you can rest assured that Clayton Counselling is here for you, every step of the way.

Some types of loss include, but are not limited to:

Any sort of meaningful loss will require us to image and cope with new, changed future. Even when the change is positive, such as moving away to start an education, it can be hard to first leave a familiar environment and embrace a new start.

Grief, is a process and feeling that people go through at the start of a death or other significant loss. Grieving is a natural and health response to loss and may include some or all of the following:

At some point, we will face grief and loss, though approaches to death and grieving vary with culture and religion and the individual experience of grief will vary throughout.

Grief is typically strongest from the start. however, in some cases it may take time to set in, delaying the grieving experience. In any case, the process takes time. This time-period allows us to mourn loss, while learning to live without our loved one. It can be a difficult, lonely experience. Other’s even friends, are not sure how to help or comfort.

Formal grief rituals allows those in morning to share memories, and find support. These rituals can provide opportunity to focus on life lost and remind us that we’re not alone.

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While rituals can help open the door to expression of grief, the process may just be starting. It will often continue for quite some time yet, even after daily routines resume. Feeling better is usually a gradual process over days, weeks, or months.

Loss due to Suicide

Complicating Bereavement is learning of a friend or loved one who has committed suicide and can often be very shocking experience. Suicide will always add layers of confusion and pain, complicating the grieving process. In many cases, denial of suicide is not uncommon.

Quite often, suicide of a loved one raises feelings of guilt, anger, blame for survivors. For example:

Managing Feelings of Loss and Grief

While some ways of grieving are more helpful, there are no right or wrong ways. Some individuals may turn to alcohol or drugs for comfort, but that only delays the process and directly harms the individual. In a similar fashion, it’s normal to feel angry but acting out against someone is wrong. There are constructive ways to express pain and anger to help you feel better.

When to Seek Help

At times, grief can feel so intense and overwhelming, or last a long time, that extra help may be needed to move through it. Here are some common signs when it’s time to ask for help:

Clayton Counselling is pleased to offer specialized service in grief counselling. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today and start the healing process with our experts. Click below to find the most suitable contact method and reach out to us.

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