The Team

We bring over 20 years experience and training to our counselling practice. Our therapists hold a minimum of a Masters level of education in Psychology and are certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and/or British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Our Counsellors

Heather Bach MA, CCC
Clinical Director

Heather Bach brings 20 years of experience and training to her role as Clinical Director of the Bach Counselling Group. With her Master of Arts in Psychology she is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Heather works primarily with couples and individuals using evidence-based approaches in dealing with relationship issues, separation, anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating and ADHD.

She designed and developed the North Shore Program for Children Affected by Family Violence and the Kelowna Trauma Program for marginalized women. Heather has extensive training and experience in her work with family relationships and therapeutic groups. In her work with couples and families, greater understanding and more fulfilling connections are established. Heather is skillful and solution focused.

Cited as an expert by the media, she has been the subject of numerous interviews in print, radio and television. She routinely presents at events and forums.

Grace Hopkins, MA
Clinical Counsellor

With her master's in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling in the U.K., Grace brings over 10 years of experience and training to her work as a counsellor. Counselling individuals, couples, and families with an integrative approach, Grace uses cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused and mindfulness therapy. Through a trauma and attachment informed perspective, Grace counsels clients struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and disordered eating.

In addition, Grace worked with refugees and asylum seekers suffering from cultural trauma. She has facilitated therapeutic training groups and counsels issues of trauma, anxiety, early attachment, parenthood, infertility, transitions, gender identity, disordered eating, addiction, and anger.

 

Lisa Roness, MSW, RCSW
Clinical Counsellor

Counselling for over 15 years, Lisa has worked extensively in the field of grief, anxiety, brain injury, palliative care, depression and loss in a variety of settings. Lisa completed her graduate studies at the University of Toronto and is Registered Clinical Social Worker. She has several years of experience counselling individuals, couples, and families through crisis, bereavement, cognitive impairment, life transitions, family relationships, conflict, and anxiety.

With over a decade of experience working in hospitals, Lisa has presented at conferences throughout B.C on the subject of hope, healing, and discovering possibilities in the face of adversity. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy, Lisa addresses each person’s unique needs and challenges developing resources while moving toward the client’s goals for counselling.


Ellen Mackay M.Sc., RD, CDE
Clinical Dietitian

Ellen is a Clinical Dietitian with three decades of experience in a wide range of nutrition specialty areas including diabetes management, celiac disease, pediatric nutrition, and eating disorders. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and is a Board Certified Diabetes Educator. Ellen received her Masters degree in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia. In addition to her work with Bach Counselling Group, Ellen provides nutritional counselling for patients of Vancouver Coastal Health and the North Shore Eating Disorders Program. Through one-to-one nutritional counselling, small group, and nutrition education seminars, Ellen strives to help her clients attain their nutrition and health goals.

 

 

Cameron Gibson MA, RCC
Clinical Counsellor

Cameron serves our clients and the Vancouver community providing life skills and behavioural interventionist counselling. Working with youth and young adults, Cameron assist transitioning youth prepare for adulthood, those experiencing disabilities, ADHD, autism, and dual diagnosis with anxiety and depression.

Cameron counsels youth using behavioural intervention techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness to improve problematic behaviour, anger management, and anxiety. Building clients’ strength, resources, and resiliency, Cameron’s clients gain clarity of perspective, goal development, and purpose.

 

 


Alex Oosterom MA, RCC
Clinical Counsellor

Alex is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Psychology.  Cognitive behavioural and solution focused therapies along with mindfulness are Alex’s primary approaches in working with clients. Alex works with individuals, couples, and families using therapy to build resiliency and overcome barriers for those struggling with depression, anxiety, mood dis-regulation, family relationships, ADHD, grief, and social relationships.

With a solid foundation in her own meditation practice, Alex uses mindfulness to teach solutions to stress and anxiety through calming the mind and body. She assists clients to build their confidence and identity formation through life transitions. Alex has counselled a variety of clients including those dealing with autism and developmental challenges and disabilities.