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Anxiety Counselling in Vancouver, BC

Anxiety is more than just feeling nervous. It can be a relentless, overwhelming force that disrupts your life – making simple tasks feel impossible, stealing your joy, and leaving you feeling trapped.

At Wellspring Counselling, we understand the unique challenges of living with anxiety. Whether it’s social anxiety, generalized worry, panic attacks, or another form, our therapists offer a safe, supportive space to understand your anxiety triggers, develop coping skills, and build the resilience you need to live a calmer, more fulfilling life.

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The Many Faces of Anxiety

Anxiety isn’t one-size-fits-all. Here’s how it might show up for you:

  • Social Anxiety: Intense fear of judgment, embarrassment, or scrutiny in social situations, leading to avoidance and isolation.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Chronic, excessive worry about everyday things, along with physical symptoms like restlessness, fatigue, and muscle tension.
  • Panic Attacks: Sudden surges of terror with physical symptoms like racing heart, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. Often accompanied by fear of future attacks.
  • Phobias: Intense, irrational fear of specific objects or situations (heights, spiders, etc.), leading to significant distress or avoidance.

Why Choose Wellspring for Anxiety Treatment?

  • Experienced Therapists: Our team specializes in evidence-based anxiety treatment. We understand the complex interplay of thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that maintain anxiety.
  • Personalized Approach: Therapy isn’t one-size-fits-all. We tailor treatment using a blend of proven therapies like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
  • Focus on Root Causes: We go beyond symptom management. Our therapists help you uncover the deeper patterns driving your anxiety, fostering lasting change.
  • Tools for Life: Learn strategies to calm anxious thoughts, manage physical symptoms, and face feared situations with increasing confidence.
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The Path to Healing: Our Approach

  • Understanding Your Anxiety: We start by exploring triggers, the mind-body connection, and how your past experiences may be shaping your present anxieties.
  • Changing Thought Patterns: CBT helps you identify and challenge the negative thoughts that fuel anxiety, replacing them with more balanced perspectives.
  • Healing with EMDR: EMDR therapy can be transformative for anxiety by processing past traumas or distressing experiences that may be unconsciously driving your fears.
  • Mindfulness & Self-Soothing: Learn techniques to ground yourself in the present moment, reducing reactivity and fostering greater calm.

A Special Message from the Director

Clients Say


Mr. Gordon is someone that captures the spirit and the heart of active engagement. He is empathic, genuine and incorporates action and creative problem solving into his practice. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Gordon as an effective career and personal counsellor.

Dr. Norman Amundson

I had no experience with therapy and was unsure of the whole process. Alistair made everything very accessible and unintimidating. It was clear that he puts quite a lot of effort and preparation into every session. I'm so glad that I decided to do this, and could not have asked for a better person to help me with this. I would highly recommend Alistair to anyone who has ever thought that they might benefit from talking to a professional.

Edward Hicks

I am a young professional which for a long time now, has struggled with anxiety, insecurity, and difficulty in finding effective life coping mechanisms. Alistair was referred to me by a friend and upon the first meeting, I found Alistair to be empathetic, compassionate and intuitive. I have now been seeing Alistair regularly for 6 months and through that time my anxiety has significantly decreased, I have found effective methods of dealing with stress, found support dealing with identity issues, as well as finding inner strength to get through a tough break up. Alistair again and again, went the extra mile -thank you Alistair for your candor, openness and a safe space to get support. Thank you for playing such a large role in keeping me healthy and positive.

Kahir Lalji

I have been working with Alistair Gordon as my counsellor at Wellspring for almost 6 months now and cannot begin to tell you how far I have come with his help. I have tried working with other counsellors and therapists in the past but never really found one that clicked for me. I always felt judged, unsupported, and rushed at those appointments until I booked my first appointment with Wellspring and with Allistair. To anyone on the fence about booking an appointment or engaging in therapy: if you are willing to do the work, you couldn't ask for a better partner in your healing journey.

Elyse Renouf

When I decided to find a counsellor, I tried to find someone that I could relate to, someone that is like-minded and down-to-earth and with Alistair I really found the right person. He uses an integrative approach, showed me techniques to relax and get aware of my emotions, and helped me see things in a new perspective. Of course this is an ongoing process but I enjoy meeting and working with Alistair every time. The downtown office is a very neutral place - not too intimate, not too clinical - which is helpful to overcome apprehension, especially the first couple of times. What I find remarkable is that Alistair almost always knows what I'm trying to say, even if I can't put it into words. Working with Alistair helped me a lot and it was the right decision to put my trust in him.

Max A

Alistair really cares about you the person, and I could really feel him trying to tackle my challenges. He was also very available for off-session contact via text and email. I think he did a great job with confronting me where I needed it. Alistair always could remember the important peoples' names in my personal life, which really helped with talking about my problems. I really felt like I was talking to a friend.

Michael S.

Alistair is an awesome counsellor. He has been so helpful in working with me through some tough times in my life. He's always been available to chat with me in-between sessions. I'd recommend Alistair to anyone - he's really the ideal counsellor in my view.


I enjoy how sessions are collaborative where I can take the lead for the direction of what we talk about, and at the same time I know that Alistair will offer helpful guidance and insight along the way. I also like how we focus on the future instead of just the past. I find this to be empowering and helpful to move forward in life.


Alistair is an awesome counsellor. He has been so helpful in working with me through some tough times in my life. He's always been available to chat with me in-between sessions. I'd recommend Alistair to anyone - he's really the ideal counsellor in my view.


I have always felt very comfortable with Alistair. He has a calming presence, and you can tell he cares about being the best counsellor for you. He helps you with all aspects of your concern, and is always able to help me find a solution to the problem I'm having.


Alistair is an exceptionally talented counsellor and has always demonstrated strong ethics, great compassion, wisdom and respect for others. I highly recommend him as a counselling practitioner.

Dr. Marla Buchanan


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