Who we are
Hsieh Counselling is committed to serving youth, adults, and families in Richmond and Vancouver, BC through competent, confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental counselling services. We are Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) in the province of British Columbia as well as Canadian Certified Counsellors. Both of us have experience working with children, youth, young adults, and their families. We are also able to integrate faith into therapeutic sessions if this aligns with your beliefs and worldview.
Imelda Hsieh, CCC
A native of Toronto, Imelda also lived in Australia and England before moving to British Columbia. Imelda’s counselling experience includes providing therapeutic services to high school students, counselling post-secondary students at UBC, and responding to crisis calls through Distress Services of Toronto. She specializes in supporting gifted children and their families in understanding their unique social, emotional, and academic needs. With her experience as a music teacher and farm apprentice, Imelda can also integrate music and environmental elements into therapy.
Please note that Imelda is not taking any new clients until 2021.
Kevin Hsieh, RCC, CCC
Born in Taiwan, Kevin grew up in Richmond. A former public servant, he followed a calling to the field of counselling psychology. Kevin has served children, adults, couples, and families through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, in a school setting, and on the Chimo crisis line. Kevin enjoys board games and occasionally acting as a Dungeons and Dragons DM. Coupled with his love of gaming is a passion for helping youth and young adults understand their video gaming activity and develop healthy relationships with technology. Kevin believes in helping people develop truly life-giving lifestyles embedded in community.
About Registered Clinical Counsellors
The term “counsellor” is not a protected title in the province of British Columbia where we practice, which means that anyone can call themselves a counsellor (or therapist) in the province. In B.C., a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) must have met specific educational and training criteria. This usually means a master’s degree and a supervised practicum which includes clinical hours. They must also uphold stringent professional and ethical standards (these can be viewed on the website of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors). Many extended health insurance policies cover part of or all of the costs associated with receiving services from an RCC. Please check with your insurance provider to see what services are covered.
Both Imelda and Kevin are licensed counsellors with RCC and CCC designations. Please inquire if you have any questions about extended health or other insurance coverage for RCCs and CCCs.
Whether you are struggling with a mental health issue, looking to strengthen your marriage, experiencing conflict with your child or parent, or would like someone to journey alongside you in self-discovery, we are here for you. Here are some of the issues we may be able to help you with:
- Life transitions
- Chronic pain
- Grief & loss
- Social anxiety
- Problematic technological/Internet/video-gaming use and addiction
- Parent-child communication/conflicts
- Personal growth and development
- Pre-marital counselling
- Marriage counselling
- Giftedness issues
We believe that you are the expert in you, your experiences, motivations, strengths, and development. As your counsellor we can help you in your journey of healing and self-discovery by guiding you in research-based therapeutic techniques and coming alongside you so that you do not have to face your challenges alone. By working together we can help you to:
- Develop coping strategies
- Feel heard and understood in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space
- Understand your feelings, behaviours, and motivations better
- Connect to your family, friends, and self in healthier ways
Contact us to connect about whether our services are suitable for you.
Session rates are set in accordance with the standards set by the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
50 minute Individual Session — $120 (GST extra)
50 minute Family/Couples Session — $135 (GST extra)
80 minute Family/Couples Session — $215 (GST extra)
Payment must be made at the beginning of the session in cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Unfortunately, we do not take credit card at this time.
Please note that a fee will be applied for any cancellations without 24 hour notice and for no-shows.
Services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and Certified Canadian Counsellors (CCC) are sometimes covered by extended health insurance. Please check with your insurance provider. For car accident health claims, we can directly bill ICBC for you.
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We would love to talk to you about whether our services are right for you. Please email us and leave your number for a phone consultation. We will get back to you within two business days.
Please note that email is not secure; please refrain from reporting sensitive information over email. Simply leave us your name, a good time and way to contact you, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We are currently meeting with clients at Kingsway/Boundary at the border of Vancouver and Burnaby, and on Cooney Rd in Richmond. Please contact us and we will determine the best location at which to meet.
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