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.
Heather Bach, MA, CCC
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.
Paula Coutinho, MA, RCC
Paula Coutinho is a Mental Health Clinician and Educator. With a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, she is registered with the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors. Paula provides individual, couple and family therapy including treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorder, developmental disorders among other mental health conditions and learned behaviours.
Paula supports individuals and families during challenging times fostering self-efficacy, safety and the expansion of new practical coping skills. She brings years of experience in social work where she gained a well-rounded understanding of the effects of trauma, addictions and stress responses on the behavioral, emotional, mental, and spiritual development of individuals and families.
Paula is committed and skilled with her clients, helping them achieve their goals to thrive in meaningful life.