About Christopher Cook
All of us have the innate drive to grow, heal, and realize our potential, living our fullest life. But we all, at one time or another, need support along the way. Using a trauma-informed approach, I work with clients of all ages, facing a variety of challenges: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship conflict and repair, life transition (like graduation or retirement), destructive thought patterns or behaviours, and feelings of isolation and lack of connection. We work together to build a bridge from where you are now to where you want to be.
I also offer relationship counselling, and work with couples who identify as straight or queer in all sorts of relationship styles – monogamous, open – facing challenges like commitment, jealousy, disconnection, resentment, and uncertainty. What story is your relationship telling? Is it the story you want to be telling? Couples counselling can shift your relationship story to one that aligns with your values as individuals in a partnership, strengthening your connection, and deepening your understanding of yourself and your loved one.
As a therapist, I champion using our emotions as a compass to move through our blocks, and our unique strengths as individuals to help lead us to the lives we want to live. In our sessions together, we will collaboratively create a therapeutic experience tailored to the unique intersectionality and contexts present in your life.
I hold an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and I am also a playwright. My training included working with youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and my thesis research explored therapeutic significance of art-making in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Creativity infuses my work with clients: my goal is to engage your head, heart, and body.