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Counselling & Psychotherapy in North Vancouver, BC

Whether you’re gazing at the stunning city skyline or venturing into the lush forests, the North Shore’s blend of urban living and outdoor allure creates a unique backdrop for life’s challenges.

Wellspring Counselling’s North Vancouver location offers a safe, welcoming space to explore your struggles, heal old wounds, and rediscover your inner strength. From the pressures of city life to the sometimes isolating beauty of nature, our team understands the distinct factors that can impact your mental well-being.

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Why Choose Wellspring Counselling in North Vancouver?

  • North Shore Expertise: Our therapists are attuned to the unique stressors and joys of living in this community. We understand the pressures of balancing work and play, navigating diverse social circles, and the occasional sense of disconnect that can occur even amidst such natural beauty.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible for North Vancouver residents.
  • Diverse, Evidence-Based Therapies: We specialize in EMDR for trauma, Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples, CBT, and more. Your therapist will select the best approach for your specific needs.
  • Holistic Support: We offer individual therapy, couples counselling, and family support to address challenges impacting your relationships, work, and overall sense of well-being.
  • Online Options: Can’t make it to our North Vancouver office? Secure online counselling across BC means you get the right support, regardless of where you live.
  • Mind-Body Connection: Many of our therapists incorporate mindfulness techniques or somatic (body-focused) approaches to help you connect with your emotions, reduce stress, and find greater inner peace.

Common Issues Our Counsellors Can Address

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Our Approach: Personalized, Compassionate, Results-Focused

  • Your Unique Story: We begin by exploring your experiences, goals, and any cultural factors that shape your worldview. This ensures a therapy plan that feels personally relevant.
  • Proven Techniques: We draw on the power of established therapies and may incorporate nature-based elements to complement your healing process (outdoor sessions, nature-inspired mindfulness, etc.)
  • Strength-Focused: We start with acknowledging your existing resilience and resources, then build on them to foster confidence and a sense of empowerment.
  • Solutions & Growth: Warmth and empathy are vital, but so is providing practical tools and strategies for creating lasting change in how you think, feel, and navigate your life within this unique community.

Meet Our North Vancouver Therapists

Living on the North Shore offers a unique blend of urban energy and natural beauty. But even in this amazing setting, life’s challenges can get overwhelming.

Our team is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore those struggles, gain clarity, and build the resilience you need to create a fulfilling life.

We offer personalized support, evidence-based therapies, and a deep commitment to helping you thrive within this vibrant community.

Alistair Gordon, MA, RCC

Alistair brings a wealth of experience and leadership as the Director of Wellspring Counselling. He understands the unique pressures North Shore residents face, specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, relationships, and life transitions.

Alistair utilizes proven techniques like EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy, tailoring his approach to each client’s goals.

His adjunct professorship at UBC highlights his commitment to the field. When he isn’t at work, Alistair balances the city pace by exploring hiking trails with his family.

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Blair Mclean, MA, RCC

Blair’s compassion shines in his work with clients facing the impacts of trauma, anxiety, addiction, depression, self-esteem issues, and career challenges.

He understands how past experiences and coping mechanisms can sometimes hinder present well-being, especially when adjusting to the North Shore’s fast-paced environment.

Blair offers warmth, understanding, and practical guidance towards new, more adaptive strategies, helping clients thrive within this vibrant community.

Lorilee Keller, M.Ed, RCC

Lorilee’s approach blends traditional talk therapy with somatic and energy healing techniques to support clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and reproductive mental health concerns.

Her holistic perspective acknowledges the mind-body connection for deep healing, resonating with many North Shore residents who seek balance between the city’s intensity and nature’s rejuvenating power.

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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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