Expert therapy for depression in Vancouver, or from anywhere in BC with online counselling. EMDR, CBT, and more to help you reclaim your life.

Depression Counselling in Vancouver

The world can feel bleak when you’re struggling with depressionSadness, exhaustion, and a sense of hopelessness might make it hard to imagine things ever changingBut they canAt Wellspring Counselling, our experienced therapists understand the unique pain of depression and are here to guide you towards hope and healing.   Whether you prefer in-person Vancouver sessions or the convenience of online counselling across BC, we offer personalized support using proven methods like EMDR, CBT, and more. 

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Why Choose Wellspring Counselling for Depression Therapy?

  • Proven Results: EMDR is our specialty, powerful for healing trauma that often underlies depression. We also offer CBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and tailor the approach to you.
  • Convenient Access: Vancouver-based therapy AND secure online counselling across BC means the right therapist is within reach, no matter where you live.
  • Holistic Support: Depression impacts all areas of life. We help with relationships, work struggles, and your overall sense of self. Individual, couples, or even family sessions are available.
  • Deep Expertise: Our team has advanced training in treating depression alongside co-occurring issues like anxiety, trauma, and life transitions that can make it worse.

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Our Approach: Tailored to You

  • Understanding the Root Cause: We explore the unique combination of factors behind your depression and create a plan targeting those causes for lasting change.
  • Personalized Tools: We teach skills for managing immediate symptoms AND address the underlying drivers so you can prevent relapse.
  • Compassionate Collaboration: Therapy is a partnership. You’ll feel heard, validated, and empowered to build on your strengths while finding your way through the darkness.

Is Therapy Right for Me? Signs to Watch For

  • Persistent sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Unexplained physical symptoms (aches, digestive issues, etc.)
  • Thoughts of death or suicide (seek immediate help if this is present!)

Success Stories: Depression Therapy in Action

  • Sarah: Overwhelmed by work stress, she used EMDR to process a past failure that fueled her current self-doubt, and CBT to retrain her negative thinking. She’s thriving, not just surviving.
  • Michael: After years of feeling flat, therapy helped him uncover childhood emotional neglect. Learning how to connect with his emotions and needs brought back his zest for life.
  • Jenna: Depression made her withdraw from her partner. Couples counselling helped them understand the depression-cycle, improve communication, and rekindle their bond.

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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Take the First Step Towards Healing

Take the First Step Towards Healing

Depression may have stolen your joy, but it doesn’t have to define your future. Contact Wellspring Counselling to learn how therapy can be your catalyst for well-being.  We offer both in-person Vancouver sessions and online counselling across BC.  Let us help you break free from depression and rediscover the vibrant, fulfilling life you deserve. 

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