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.
Michelle Moloney MA, RCC
Michelle completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Michelle uses cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help people develop strategies to improve their quality of life. She also incorporates other evidence-based practices (eg mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational strategies) to tailor treatment to the needs of her clients. Michelle works with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, phobias, disordered eating, mild to moderate substance use disorders, trauma and stress.
Michelle brings extensive experience working with disordered eating along with counselling people with substance use disorders and specifically anxiety, depression, trauma and psychosis. She has several years experience as a clinical supervisor for graduate students in psychology and social work, addiction counselling training and professional development.
Michelle is a skilled, goal-oriented counsellor who is focused on helping individuals improve their life.
Olga Shchedrinskaya MCP (Cand.)
Olga provides individual, couple and family therapy to people dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship and marriage issues, grief and loss. Her counselling with couples strengthens understanding and restores connection. This work enhances the better relationships with more effective communication. Olga helps parents to improve their confidence and skills to build healthier relationships with their children. This fosters more resiliency in their children. Her experience counselling complex families includes those dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, blended families and those with developmental disorders and mental health issues.
Olga utilizes the most effective evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Attachment-Based Family Therapy. With attention to detail, Olga skillfully assists clients in making meaningful change moving to their goals for more fulfilling relationships and personal success.
Ellen Mackay M.Sc., RD, CDE
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. She is on the Board of Directors for Wounds Canada advocating for the role of nutrition in the prevention of wounds. 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 counseling, small group, and nutrition education seminars, Ellen strives to help her clients attain their nutrition and health goals.
Cameron Gibson MA, RCC
Cameron served the Vancouver community as a Life Skills Counsellor and Behavioral Interventionist working with youth and young adults. He specializes in helping those with developmental disabilities, and dual diagnosis with anxiety and depression. Cameron helps transitioning youth prepare for adulthood, often coaching his clients towards resiliency, goal development and life purpose.
Cameron also works with youth using behavioral intervention techniques to improve problematic behavior, anger management, and anxiety. He has been working in the social services field for over five years including experience in: Sports & Recreation, Applied Behavior Analysis as well as Child and Youth Care Counselling. His passion is focusing on exercise and movement with a person-centered style of counselling. We are fortunate to have Cameron as part of the BCG team.