Alistair Gordon is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, a counsellor at the BC Public Service, and an Adjunct Professor of Counselling Psychology at UBC.
Alistair sees individual adults in his practice for a variety of challenges as well as for personal growth, and also couples looking to improve how they communicate and relate to one another.
Alistair’s approach is experiential in that he incorporates experiential exercises to help form new ways seeing and being. He has formal training in EMDR, an Action-Based Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Some of the knowledge and tools that clients have found helpful to learn in individual work includes:
- How the brain and mind work
- Origins of psychological turmoil
- Managing stress and anger
- Psychological resilience
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Thinking & problem-solving
- How to change core beliefs.
Alistair Gordon as a clinical counsellor also sees both individuals and couples looking for relationship counselling. For relationship counselling, Alistair’s approach focuses on experientially teaching constructive communication, fostering a deeper understanding of the other’s underlying needs and emotions, and teaching how to relate in a more nurturing way to ultimately help increase validation, connection, and satisfaction in the relationship.