Restoring Calm Counselling


Carolyn Jarvis RSW, MFA, BSW
Carolyn Jarvis RSW, MFA, BSW

Challenging situations can happen suddenly or be built up over time, leaving us caught off guard or uncertain of the way forward. If one thing is true in life, we all have times of unexpected, and often unwanted, change. So if there’s something happening in your life which has left you overwhelmed, upset, or just banging your head against the wall, I can help you get back on track and pointed in the right direction again.

Life will throw us curve balls but the good news is we have the choice in how to navigate through those times. And if change is needed, we can take steps to create a different outcome or move through a taxing situation. Whether you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you because of a relationship change, you’re reeling from a job loss or strained conversation, or whatever it is that makes you lose sleep, I can help you get a handle on your situation and restore calm and control in your life again.

“Change Happens But You Can Steer It”

Restoring Calm Counselling | North Vancouver, British Columbia

My Philosophy

I believe we have the ability to adapt to change without compromising who we are as people, which is so important. We can heal from loss and move forward, and do this from a position of strength, in our own way and in our own time. How we deal with relationship issues, crisis or conflict, in part determines who we will become and impacts our overall wellbeing.

I work attentively and with compassion when people find themselves in times of transition, overwhelming circumstances, or experiencing conflictual situations. I will help you make sense of your problem, manage your emotions, and discover any underlying barriers that are working against your success. Together we can address and resolve them, and start you moving forward with a renewed perspective and plan.

“You Can Have Calm While You Navigate Through Change”

Work With Me

Throughout my career I have developed an expertise in counselling people going through distressing or unexpected life circumstances or difficult relationship dynamics. I like to work collaboratively and respectfully with clients and ensure you have a place to be heard and understood. You are in the driver’s seat and will set your goals for what you want to accomplish during counselling, and we will work together, at your pace, to achieve them.

If you are experiencing challenges in any of the following areas, I can help you address them:

  • Relationship Strain
  • Grief and Loss
  • Workplace Stress or Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Job Loss or Career Change
  • Health Issues or New Diagnosis
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Balancing Competing Demands
  • Exhaustion/Burnout
  • Sleep Problems
  • Anything creating turmoil for you

If something has happened to you out of the blue, or you’re fed up with some cycle in your life which keeps repeating itself, I can help you handle the change in your life.

Restoring Calm Counselling | North Vancouver, British Columbia

“Managing Transition Means Coming Out The Other Side”

Restoring Calm Counselling | North Vancouver, British Columbia

Fee Schedule And Appointments

My counselling fee is $130.00 per 50 minute session, and most extended healthcare plans provide full or partial coverage.

I offer a mixture of Phone, In Person and Virtual sessions. Please contact me for availability.

I’m happy to connect with you and have a 10-minute phone consultation, in order for you to get a sense of whether we are a good fit for working together.

About Me

I have over twenty-five years of experience in Private Practice and Healthcare settings, working as a Counsellor and Social Worker. I’m registered with the BC College of Social Workers and the BC Association of Social Workers. I practice from a Systems Theory Perspective and utilize Brief Intervention Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in my work with clients. I have extensive experience counselling people from a variety of life stages, who are dealing with demanding situations in their families, health, career, and/or personal relationships.

On a personal note I have experienced a potentially life altering situation with my own health, and an intense bullying circumstance. Both of these times were extremely overwhelming and initially knocked me off my feet. I understand what it’s like to hit a rough patch and how draining it is emotionally. I also know what it takes to successfully move through those times and I can help you move through yours too.

Carolyn Jarvis RSW, MFA, BSW | Restoring Calm Counselling | North Vancouver, British Columbia
Carolyn Jarvis RSW, MFA, BSW
Restoring Calm Counselling | North Vancouver, British Columbia

Contact Details

You can reach me at 778-899-2646, email me at Drop me a line here.

My office address is: Suite 211-1940 Lonsdale Ave,
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K2

Contact me and let’s get started restoring calm in your life again.

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