Graham Butler MC, RCC

Integrative counselling for trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, substance use, communication problems, life transitions and overall wellness

welcome

I believe that healing begins when we have access to our best selves.

I work with people who are facing difficult challenges. They feel stuck. They want to change the way they feel but don’t know how. No matter the nature of these problems, they prevent these people from living the life they want to live. You might be feeling down or depressed, anxious or fearful, lost or overwhelmed. Perhaps your problems seem too complicated to solve, and you are losing hope for a brighter future. Maybe you have difficulty with empathy and kindness towards yourself or to those you care about, and this is a roadblock to your own happiness.

Whatever the causes, no matter how complex the problems are, I provide help with the difficult emotions and the patterns that cause you to suffer. Life doesn’t have to be so hard anymore.

Reach out to me today for a complimentary consultation. We can talk about the problems you’re experiencing, and develop a plan for how we can work together to get you back on the path to better living.

about Graham

Therapy should not be theory driven, but relationship driven.

-Irvin D. Yalom

Hello there, I’m Graham.  I am a settler, living and working on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

I am passionate about guiding people on a journey to gain self-awareness and self acceptance.  Carl Rogers once said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change“, and in my experience working with people, this is very accurate.  When we understand and accept ourselves just as we are, we have a strong foundation to create positive, lasting change in our lives.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling (MC) from City University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UBC, and I hold RCC registration with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. 


I’m also an EMDR trained therapist and have experience working with trauma in all shapes and forms.


Outside the office, I spend my time with my wife and daughters enjoying board games or funny Tik Tok videos.  You can often find me in the forest connecting with nature which is a source of spiritual connection for me.

common questions

Answers to some common, and some less common questions.

As an integrative therapist I custom tailor my approach with each client using techniques that  have an evidence base to work with the issues you want to work on.  I commonly use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS sometimes referred to as “parts work”), CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Some clients find that they benefit from homework between sessions to keep them focused on our work. 

I also understand that many clients have busy lives, and have difficulty making time in their schedule for homework.

In our first session, we will discuss whether or not you would like homework to be a part of your therapy.

If you would like to see my availability, feel free to check my schedule.

I offer in person and online sessions:

Standard Session (50 minutes)    $130

Extended Session (80 minutes).   $180

My services are tax-exempt. Note that BC MSP does not cover my services, but many extended benefit plans do.

Private insurance

My services are covered under most extended health plans. If you wish to work with me, please check with your insurance provider to confirm your plan covers the services of Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC).

Please send me an email if you have financial barriers and are unable to pay my full rate.

We often have apprentice counsellors who charge a significantly lower rate.  Check HERE for availability

The consult call is a good way to get an idea of whether or not you feel like we have a good fit.  Fit is important in counselling.

However, if you would rather meet me in person for our first meeting, you are always welcome to book a session with me without having a consult call first.

Our office is located at 2520 Columbia St, just off of Broadway St. in Vancouver, BC.

More details can be found HERE.

 

I ask that I receive 24 hours’ notice for cancellations. The full session rate will be charged for cancellations with less notice.

contact Graham

Get in touch to learn more, or to book a consult

If you’d like to quickly book a consult, just click below. We’ll share a conversation about what you’re facing, and what you’re looking to accomplish with counselling.

If the times available don’t work for you, or if you’d like to reach out to me, you can use the form below. I aim to respond within 24 hours, and look forward to hearing from you!

Graham Butler
2520 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC
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