Charis Counselling

Offering support and emotional management strategies

for dealing with stressful life events and anxiety.

Supportive Coaching & Education

Various topics including:

*anxiety

*depression

*trauma recovery

*conflict resolution

*communication

*self-esteem

*anger management

*emotional regulation

*relationship problems

*grief

*learning

*assertiveness

*PHONE SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE*

Welcome to Charis Counselling's Website

Emergency Notice:

New COVID-19 directives are saying to either  work from home or follow stringent safety precautions. You and your therapist will determine if your session is in person, over the phone, or on the computer. Susan is currently offering in-person sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are safety practices in place for in-person sessions.  


Staff at Charis Counselling


Karen Tung is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who completed a Masters of Counselling Degree in 2019. Karen offers Cognitive Behavioural, EMDR, Narrative and Solution-focused techniques. 


Keesha Sidhu is a former educator with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Keesha uses a Client-Centered approach and applies tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness & trauma-informed work with sliding scale fees.


Sean Bodie has degrees in Education and Counselling Psychology, which afford him a broad understanding of many issues facing individuals, couples, families. He employs various modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Sliding scale fee available.


Todd Labbe is a 3rd-year Masters of Counselling Student with a Degree in Outdoor Education/Adventure Guiding. He has a background working with at-risk youth and adults with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, parenting, and men's issues. 

Sliding scale fees.


You can book online or text: 780-318-3530.

At Charis Counselling, the purpose is to gain internal and external resources for coping with stressful life events and anxiety. 

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal human emotion and as such, is not a problem unless it interferes with daily living. However, feelings of worry and nervousness sometimes become intense and interrupt normal functioning. If this is happening for you, there are many quick and easy interventions that can help! 

It is estimated that 15-25% of people experience difficulty with some form of anxiety. Some common types of anxiety include: 

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Selective Mutism
  • Health Anxiety

These can all usually be treated without the use of medication. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has an 80% effectiveness rate and the use of medication only increases effectiveness by 10% in some cases. The therapeutic processes that work well with all forms of anxiety can be easily taught and learned.

If you are tired of anxiety robbing you of enjoyment and peace in your life, please call to learn very simple emotional regulation techniques. Anxiety is 100% curable and quickly can be eliminated with mental strategies like: externalizing, thought-stopping, desensitization, exposure, detective thinking, optimism, and relaxation.