types of therapy

Client-centered therapy or person-centered therapy was developed by Carl Rogers during the 1940’s and 1950’s. It is often referred to as Rogerian psychotherapy or talk-psychotherapy. The goal of this approach is to provide the client…

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addiction & recovery

Addiction is a phenomenon that affects most of us in one form or another. You may be directly affected or indirectly through friends, family or loved ones. When you find yourself repeating the same actions or behaviors over and over again…

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grief counselling

At Take Heart Counselling you will find comfort and compassion. Lavene will take you through the five stages of grief while supporting you and providing you with tools that will help you get to a place of acceptance and peace. The “five stages of grief”…

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family counselling

Struggles within the family structure can result in devastating consequences. Family counselling is an integral part of overcoming family struggles and developing new strengths within the parent/child relationship. The dynamics can be parents…

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Why Take Heart Counselling

Take Heart Counselling is here to help you deal with life’s stuff. Our goal is to provide you with tools to help you through your tough times. Problems come in all shapes and sizes. Big or small, specific or general, at Take Heart we strive to be supportive, non-judgmental and professional.

Our counsellor, Lavene Noren, is a professional addictions, grief and family counsellor. She is kind, experienced and has a compassionate nature. When you call Take Heart, book your free consultation with Lavene to see if you feel comfortable with her. Sharing personal details and feelings to someone you have just met may be intimidating and uncomfortable at best. Lavene will ensure that her professionalism does not take away from her compassion and empathy. Confidence is imperative and we guarantee your privacy is completely respected.

Call Take Heart Counselling and talk to Lavene. In the event she is not available to answer your call, Lavene will call you back within 24 hours. You can also check out our online booking option and schedule your appointment. Please do not hesitate to drop us a line on our Contact Us page. Remember this is also completely confidential.

We look forward to hearing from you. Take this step toward feeling better. Remember you do not have to face anything alone.

Take Heart Counselling Services is safe, confidential and effective!

What Can Counselling Do For You

Counselling is a therapeutic relationship between a client and a helper. It is a partnership that can empower you to overcome adversity. When you feel hopelessness, anxiety, fear or just need to sort out all those thoughts, counselling is a safe and confidential place to talk about it.

When we are overwhelmed with thoughts, emotions and feelings, and we are having a difficult time sorting things out, counselling can help. It can help you address some of those emotions and feelings and make sense of some of the confusion we feel. A good partnership with your counsellor can help you develop strategies to face your difficulties with courage and integrity.

Counselling can provide a new outlook on current or past issues that tend to jam up our lives and play havoc on our feelings, thoughts and emotions. Counselling provides a safe and confidential environment for you to explore the issues in your life and turn the feelings of hopelessness into feelings of hope and anticipated freedom.

There are many types of counselling. Check out our Types of Therapy pages to learn more about our therapeutic approaches to working toward emotional healing and finding serenity. All things can be dealt with if you have the right tools and support.

At Take Heart Counselling we promise to work hard with you toward living life on life’s terms. Together we can and it is possible to overcome.

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9600 Cameron St
Burnaby, BC
V3J 7N3, Canada
+1 778-998-6147

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Lavene has had a huge impact on my life. She was instrumental on my healing journey. She is very open minded and non-judgmental. She helped me to feel safe enough to bring out some of my darkest fears and shame. I was afraid that I would scare her away with my dark dark thoughts; however she didn’t run, she just loved me and accepted me.

Robin M.

Lavene is a friendly, compassionate counsellor and person. She is very accepting, nonjudgmental and highly intuitive. Readily, she can tactfully and sensitively focus on the situation and identify all the underlying issues. Over the sessions, Lavene then assists one to troubleshoot, write down and develop several points of action. Overall, she is a caring, confidential encourager, and she promotes hope and grace in all she does. Lavene Noren is an excellent counsellor for wherever ANYONE is at…she definitely helped me onto my feet… and so she comes highly recommended (as above).

Thank you Lavene!

A. W.

Lavene is awesome. She listened very closely to my problems and I never felt judged or like she looked down on me. She helps me with all the crazy stuff that goes on in my life and seems to always get me to find answers to my own questions. I can talk to Lavene about anything. She makes me feel relieved and like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. When I leave I feel confident and I use the ideas we come up with to make my week easier. Thanks Lavene.

Nicole G. (15 years old)

I started seeing Lavene when I had hit bottom with my addiction issues. With her help, I was able to identify and deal with many of my problems. Today I live with a sense of hope and wellness. Thank you Lavene.

Dana R.