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Gillian Sutherland, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Woman
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 1 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
Closed

Description

Gillian uses a client-centered, culturally competent and holistic perspective to understand every individual clients’ relationship with their identified goals for counselling.  Together, Gillian and her clients, develop a plan of care using only evidence-based, best practice approaches including: EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction strategies.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Conversion disorder
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Excoriation disorder
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Medical Detox
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Racial Identity
  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Isolation
  • Somatic symptom disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Suicide
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Children (under 12)​
  • Families​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Pediatrics​
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Education

  • Gillian earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Counselling from Florida Atlantic University in 2004. Gillian is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) as well as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW).

Professional associations

  • BC College of Social Work - Registered Clinical Social Worker
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors - Registered Clinical Counsellor
Facility Information

Central Island Counselling

Summary

At Central Island Counselling, our clients will immediately find an advocate with compassion, acceptance and expertise.  We provide the highest standard of private clinical counselling services to adults, youth, children and families in the Nanaimo area and beyond.  We value privacy, professionalism and creativity in care. 

We specialize in treating trauma and the many debilitating symptoms that can arise from trauma.  Our mission is to safely guide each client while they rediscover their internal resources.  You are not alone and there is a path forward to healing.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
Closed

Services & supplies

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Close to public transit
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
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6010 Brickyard Road, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1S5

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
Closed

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
Closed