Bryan Horn, MEd, RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (registration number 14765). He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and has a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology.
Bryan’s previous experience includes over fifteen years of caring and advocating for a diverse population of individuals in the Downtown Eastside who experience mental health and substance use challenges, homelessness, poverty, and behavioural issues.
As a clinical counsellor, his objectives are to help you learn how to cope with problem situations, which may be causing them distress or trauma; to recognize your own potential; to maintain a healthy mind/body/spirit; and to work toward becoming your ideal selves.
His specialties are in issues around trauma (accidents, physical assault, emotional abuse, or bullying); grief and loss; and significant life changes. Bryan also helps with anxiety and depression; stress management; and any concerns you may have around personal growth and fulfilment.
He believes that our past experiences may influence, but do not have to control who we are today or who we can become tomorrow, and that people have the freedom and ability to make conscious and lasting changes in their lives. Bryan believes that with support, motivation, and commitment, positive change is possible, along with healing and personal growth.
He offers a humanistic, integrated, and strength-based approach to counselling based on acceptance, genuineness, and empathic understanding. A key component to Bryan’s practice is establishing and maintaining a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship whereby his clients are able to explore, understand, and manage their emotional experiences.
In his practice, Bryan provides a safe and non-judgemental space where you can learn to better manage your emotional responses; and become less reactive and more accepting of your lived experiences.
It is important to Bryan that his counselling sessions are meaningful and helpful to you in reaching your goals. The favourite part of his work comes when his clients experience any measure of success, and that he is privileged to be able to share with them in that transformation.