Master Stress & Build Lasting Resilience with Wellspring Counselling in BC

Stress Counselling & Management in Vancouver, BC

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is an unavoidable part of life. But when stress becomes chronic, overwhelming, and starts controlling you, it’s a sign that something needs to change. Don’t let stress erode your health, happiness, or relationships.

Wellspring Counselling offers a safe, compassionate space to understand the unique ways stress affects you. We’ll help you master stress with both immediate coping tools and a personalized plan for building long-term resilience – whether you prefer in person Vancouver sessions or the convenience of online therapy across BC.

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The Hidden Cost of Chronic Stress

Stress isn’t just a feeling – it’s a physiological response with far-reaching consequences. Long-term stress can:

  • Weaken Your Immune System: Leading to frequent illness, slower healing, and increased vulnerability to chronic conditions.
  • Harm Your Heart: Stress hormones raise blood pressure, cholesterol, and increase the risk of heart disease.
  • Damage Your Brain: Chronic stress can shrink areas associated with memory and learning, impairing focus and decision-making.
  • Fuel Depression & Anxiety: Prolonged stress is a major risk factor for mental health conditions, creating a vicious cycle.
  • Disrupt Relationships: Stress makes us irritable, withdrawn, or less attuned to our loved ones, straining even the strongest bonds.

You Don't Have to Just 'Cope' – You Can Thrive!

Stress management isn’t about magically making life stress-free (that’s impossible). It’s about developing the skills and inner strength to navigate challenges without feeling overwhelmed.

With the right support, you can:

  • Identify Your Unique Stress Profile: Understand your personal triggers, how stress manifests in your body, and the thought patterns that keep you stuck in the stress cycle.
  • Develop a Stress Toolkit: Learn a range of techniques – breathing exercises, mindfulness, calming self-talk, time management, problem-solving skills-tailored to what works for YOU.
  • The Power of Your Physiology: Discover how to calm your nervous system, sending signals of safety to your brain and reducing stress reactivity.
  • Address Root Causes: Uncover if anxiety, past trauma, perfectionism, or people-pleasing are amplifying your stress. EMDR therapy can be transformative in healing these deeper wounds.
  • Build Bulletproof Resilience: Learn to anticipate stressful situations, manage your inner critic, set healthy boundaries, and tap into your strengths, making stress less likely to derail your life.
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Our Approach: Effective, Compassionate, Tailored to Your Needs

  • No One-Size-Fits-All: We start by deeply understanding YOUR experience of stress, then combine the best strategies for your personality and lifestyle.
  • Therapists Who Get It: Our team is trained in both the science of stress and the emotional toll it takes. We offer practical tools alongside genuine empathy.
  • Proven Techniques: We draw on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, solution-focused approaches, and EMDR for trauma-related stress.
  • Focus on Sustainable Change: We don’t just help you manage the moment, we empower you to build lasting stress resistance for the years ahead.

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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